HAM Radio

Discussion in 'CB Radio Forum' started by striker, Apr 29, 2017.

  1. Night Stalker10

    Night Stalker10 Road Train Member

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    It looks like you have to move the coax from one antenna to the other? It would really be a sweet set up if you could install a weatherproof remote coax switch. Then you wouldn’t have to unscrew the coax from time to time. It sure is a nice clean looking installation.
     
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  3. Night Stalker10

    Night Stalker10 Road Train Member

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    Congrats on getting your General. I've been thinking about upgrading my HF rig one of these days. How do you like the Icom 7300? It sounds like a great radio with the new receiver RF sampling design. The only thing I would be concerned about is marking up the touch screen face over time. The other radio I've been interested is the Yaesu FTDX1200.
     
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  4. MarkH129

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    So far I love it. It's a great radio to replace my old but trusty Kenwood TS-450s/at. It has a great receiver and no problem with the touch screen so far. You should get one ;-)
     
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  5. IndianaF150

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    I don’t use 2 meters when i travel because too many repeaters require pl codes and it’s too much hassle to program as you’re traveling.

    Maybe i’m wrong but i don’t remember so many repeaters using pl codes 20 years ago.
     
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  6. MarkH129

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    True. But then there weren't so many repeaters then either ;-)
     
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  7. L.B.

    L.B. Third Generation Truck Driver

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    my TM-281A searched for tones on repeaters. Works great when traveling. I wish my TM-D710GA did the same thing.
     
  8. handlebar

    handlebar Heavy Load Member

    I typically only use 2M or 440 while mobile when I can preprogram a wide area machine; otherwise it entails lotsa fiddling whilst trying to keep my eyes on the road. Speaking of which, for the first time since I retired from public safety I've got a rig with an ISB300 Cummins & air brakes. It's just a 37-foot motor home, not a "real" truck.. Since the roof is Fibreglas(TM), I had the opportunity to make an elaborate counterpoise with aluminum and copper tape. Then a horizontal loop runs around the perimeter of the roof, held 8 inches above the roof and fed with balanced 300-ohm twinlead. My Icom 730 is way too complicated to work with a manual antenna matcher when moving, so I either operate once we're parked, or when The Smarter Half is at the wheel. That also gives me a chance to set up the next couple of VHF/UHF repeaters in the dualband Anytone rig.
    I also leave one rig parked on 146.52 for local QSOs. I figure the only way for other drivers to know I'm there is with a decal on the back that has my callsign, the frequency on an adjacent decal, and a Masonic square & compass. That way, if someone is following me (even if they pass me) they have the opportunity to give me a call & exchange greetings until they're out of range.
    Just my solutions for hamming whilst on the road and not drive into a ditch :)
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  9. L.B.

    L.B. Third Generation Truck Driver

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    I have a bunch of 2 meter preset programmed from places I drive through all the time, as well as 176.52, that I keep on scan. When I come across a new repeater on the move it's easy to copy to VFO and hit the button to search for PL tone. That's how quick it is on my TM-281A.
     
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  10. delta5

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    My FT7900R has a cool feature. While it's receiving a station, you can turn on the PL tones and it will rotate tones until the right one matches up and let's the audio through..
     
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  11. fargonaz

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    Does anyone with an 857 have a spare head? I've had mine for 12 years and the display is unreadable. I keep meaning to get a BT CAT adapter, but then I'd have to actually think about how to mount an antenna on this Cascadia in worthwhile fashion.
     
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