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Hahadumball
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PostPosted: 08:55 - 17 Mar 2023    Post subject: Hf,vhf,uhf anyone? Reply with quote

Anyone else here dabble with radio at all? Been uhf/vhf a while and recently branched out to hf, finding hf a lot more fun but still a massive learning curve.

Got a cheap xiegu 5w qrp on a hustler btv set up in the garden for hf, hitting around 900 miles average sometimes hitting the US however amp is on the way and a baofeng uv5r 5w portable for uhf/vhf and a qyt 8900d 25w for at home/garage, chucked up a diamond x50 yesterday as my x200 met its demise in the wind sadly.
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PostPosted: 15:47 - 17 Mar 2023    Post subject: Reply with quote

Teme does/did
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PostPosted: 16:08 - 17 Mar 2023    Post subject: Reply with quote

Back in the mid-80s I had yaesu Ft7b to tinker with on 11m but listening mainly.
I was quite surprised they are still circulating on ebay etc.
I only had it a couple of years partly due to having had bike accident
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PostPosted: 20:34 - 17 Mar 2023    Post subject: Reply with quote

i bought a baofeng handheld a few years ago. never did figure out how it works. Sad
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PostPosted: 09:07 - 20 Mar 2023    Post subject: Reply with quote

to v or not to v wrote:
i bought a baofeng handheld a few years ago. never did figure out how it works. Sad

Plug it into ya PC, install chirp, download the csv with all repeaters local and upload. Fuck programming by hand. On the assumption you're licensed and want to transmit of course
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PostPosted: 09:08 - 20 Mar 2023    Post subject: Reply with quote

P. wrote:
Teme does/did


Teme still on here?
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PostPosted: 11:31 - 20 Mar 2023    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do love foreign languages.
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PostPosted: 12:41 - 20 Mar 2023    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vhf, hf, Yagis, dipoles and all that malarkey is all bit old hat nowadays.
Why fill a room full of energy burning kit and put up an antenna in your garden when you
can use a smartphone or PC to make friends and chat to others across the world.

I can still see a relevance in using radio on board a ship or in planes
or in remote places where land lines, phone masts and sat phones are not an option
but AR seems to offer limited benefits for the cheaper than it was, but still considerable cost.

I still have some PMR446 walkie talkies which are sometimes useful
but that's as far as I'd go to wards AR
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PostPosted: 08:15 - 21 Mar 2023    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes BTDTGTS since 1980's I hols amateur B licence G6CVP used most bands from top band 160M to 13Cm (2.3GHz)
I not been really active for years
I have HF 2m 70cm set up that's not been on for years
Enjoy! memories include friends running 625 line TV on 70cm and talking with a friend in the Forklands via lots or really odd links yes 3 weeks after the Argentine surrender He was Signals!
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