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Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
« Reply #150 on: February 12, 2019, 02:52:26 PM »
Eric

KD7LTN - Amateur Extra / ARRL-VE

WX Station: Lacrosse WS-2315CH(Refurbished, just acquired)

Connections: uploading direct to APRS(KD7LTN-13), PWS, WUnderground

Location: Hornell, NY USA 14843

Radios/Equipment in 'Shack/Mobile': RadioShack HTX-252, Kenwood TS-130S, HamShackHotline (ext4240/ext14132)[http://www.hamshackhotline.com], Maxlog-MUV(HT), Baofeng UV-5RE+, Peanut/Zello/TeamSpeak apps (Ham Radio Hub/International Radio Network/TheGuild, DigiCommCafe), use APRSIS32(Desktop:KD7LTN) and U2APRS(mobile:KD7LTN-2) [non-RF linked APRS, Internet only at this time], Leixen VV-898 (mobile).
Then there is other 'equipment' not currently in active use.
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Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
« Reply #151 on: February 12, 2019, 05:27:38 PM »
Welcome Eric  :D

How's that Baofeng work for you? I don't know how they can make and sell them for the price  :?

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Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
« Reply #152 on: February 12, 2019, 06:00:47 PM »
I have a Baofeng and its very difficult (but not impossible) to program from the keyboard.  It's easy with the CHIRP program and the computer cable.  It operates just fine.  If you buy one, get the computer cable too.

73 de w4uck

Jim

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Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
« Reply #153 on: February 12, 2019, 06:37:08 PM »
Thanks for the info. It just blows my mind that you can get a complete dual band HT for about $30  8O

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Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
« Reply #154 on: February 12, 2019, 06:39:17 PM »
Really! I paid $19.99 with free shipping on ebay.  Quite unbelievable.  Shipped from New Jersey.

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Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
« Reply #155 on: February 13, 2019, 02:29:51 PM »
Welcome Eric  :D

How's that Baofeng work for you? I don't know how they can make and sell them for the price  :?

Thanks Niko,
The Baofeng has been working pretty good for me for a few years now .... Have the Extended Battery (modified to fit version), it just spent quite a few months off charger in my vehicle(more than 4months) and with the weather below freezing at times, pulled it out a couple days ago, powered on, still fully charged. Also, I wouldn't mess with these Chinese HT's without a speaker mic.  Now if my WX Station could behave so well  :lol:

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Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
« Reply #156 on: February 13, 2019, 08:03:43 PM »
  I paid about 25.00 for my  Uv-5RTP version 1/4/8 watt version, for the price you cannot beat it. I have heard that they are banned in the US now is right. Chirp is the the only way to program really it makes life so simple. I passed my intermediate course in July last year so I moved up form a M6PKH to a 2E0PKH & allowed to use a whole 50 Watts, wow  :lol: :lol: no stopping my now.

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Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
« Reply #157 on: February 13, 2019, 08:07:54 PM »
They are still for sale from many places :dontknow:

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Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
« Reply #158 on: February 13, 2019, 08:08:20 PM »
  I have heard that they are banned in the US now is right.

They are not technically banned, what is banned is the improper 'marketing' of these radios, that has been taking place in the past.

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Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
« Reply #159 on: February 14, 2019, 12:43:49 AM »
Testing done by ARRL on them was not what you would call flattering, but for the price who's gonna complain? 

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Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
« Reply #160 on: May 15, 2019, 05:06:42 PM »
Hi,

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