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For the sharing and discussion of communications systems such as radio transceivers, and related topics.

EDDSkitz
(id: 470383814544326666)

14 May 2020 01:00

The Facebook group above has a ton of info and parts available... ask people there about them.

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SeacowSnowPlow
(id: 230147466580852737)

14 May 2020 23:39

I'm sure this has been answered before (scrolled up a bit and didn't see it so sorry in advance) decent comtacs that won't break the bank?

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EDDSkitz
(id: 470383814544326666)

14 May 2020 23:40

Used comtac III's for around 300

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SeacowSnowPlow
(id: 230147466580852737)

14 May 2020 23:41

was looking at those, found walker razors for relatively cheap...i'm assuming they're cheap cause they're not worth a shit yeah?

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EDDSkitz
(id: 470383814544326666)

14 May 2020 23:42

Probably, not ones I'm familiar with, so most likely, lol

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EDDSkitz
(id: 470383814544326666)

14 May 2020 23:42

Used comtacs are literally the best cheap option

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SeacowSnowPlow
(id: 230147466580852737)

14 May 2020 23:43

got a website or anything for used gear? all i can find are new ones

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EDDSkitz
(id: 470383814544326666)

14 May 2020 23:43

Facebook

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EDDSkitz
(id: 470383814544326666)

14 May 2020 23:43

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1687000848242078/?ref=share

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SeacowSnowPlow
(id: 230147466580852737)

14 May 2020 23:43

should've assumed that. don't know why i didn't even check there. thanks man

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SeacowSnowPlow
(id: 230147466580852737)

14 May 2020 23:45

using a run of the mill MICH helmet. well they fit underneath?

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Killgore
(id: 136633050648936449)

14 May 2020 23:51

Ebay has deals from time to time

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maximusaugustusTKP
(id: 706761719846010891)

15 May 2020 06:35

So does anyone actually run a baofeng in kit or is that just the general noob go to radio?

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[CA] SoyBoi
(id: 338553359843721218)

15 May 2020 07:05

Hey, some of us noobs are in here 😤

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redbeard
(id: 576640967927660555)

15 May 2020 08:09

Plenty do because thats all they have/can afford/know how to use but they are the quality of kids toys and have a shitty ui.

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LoudPills
(id: 706655712109002814)

15 May 2020 19:17

Will a dual band 2meter/440 have a decent swr on murs freqs?

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EDDSkitz
(id: 470383814544326666)

15 May 2020 21:42

https://youtu.be/nzDj0u1HhvE

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maximusaugustusTKP
(id: 706761719846010891)

16 May 2020 06:02

Thanks for sharing

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[MS] Foxtrot795
(id: 703635117901611090)

16 May 2020 22:34

Secondary comms up and running 😂

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Diggs™
(id: 226543553625587712)

17 May 2020 14:07

Just got 6 of these on ebay for $125, what am I in for

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thereisonlyoneMAUZER
(id: 655577522938839040)

17 May 2020 14:12

Probably a knockoff tbh. Check once you get them

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Diggs™
(id: 226543553625587712)

17 May 2020 19:56

It's from a known seller but definitely will

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poorwithagat
(id: 705857346131329165)

18 May 2020 02:48

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poorwithagat
(id: 705857346131329165)

18 May 2020 02:49

I'm absolutely new with comms. Would this be worth considering for a small group?

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poorwithagat
(id: 705857346131329165)

18 May 2020 03:28

Much appreciation

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Diggs™
(id: 226543553625587712)

19 May 2020 21:55

pay 10 bucks and get a ham radio license. if you use them inna woods you'll probably be ok, it's not worth their resources to triangulate where you are if you're just hunting and camping. *not that I would advocate for doing anything illegal*

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BOOJAHADEEN_DOAP
(id: 305021039078014977)

20 May 2020 18:23

I strongly recommend getting your ham license. It's not hard and it's a fun hobby that's useful when SHTF

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XXXEXTENCIONCORD
(id: 371711279464841216)

20 May 2020 20:36

Whata a good starting radio something i can put on my side or pc

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XXXEXTENCIONCORD
(id: 371711279464841216)

20 May 2020 20:37

Been looking at baofeng

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EDDSkitz
(id: 470383814544326666)

20 May 2020 21:10

Baofeng is the usual starter... Retevis RT82 is under 200 and does 128 bit encryption

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EDDSkitz
(id: 470383814544326666)

20 May 2020 21:29

Lmfao... that is completely wrong

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EDDSkitz
(id: 470383814544326666)

20 May 2020 21:30

Never was... always a misconception.

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EDDSkitz
(id: 470383814544326666)

20 May 2020 21:30

Not legal on certain frequencies

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EDDSkitz
(id: 470383814544326666)

20 May 2020 21:31

No clue what you're talking about... again most people don't understand the rules, politicians especially

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EDDSkitz
(id: 470383814544326666)

20 May 2020 21:31

Also, never really been any prosecution from "illegal" use of radio frequencies

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EDDSkitz
(id: 470383814544326666)

20 May 2020 21:32

Like, you're not supposed to encrypt ham or FRS channels, but who's gonna catch/find you? No radio police

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EDDSkitz
(id: 470383814544326666)

20 May 2020 21:32

The RT82 sounder $200 for 128bit.

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EDDSkitz
(id: 470383814544326666)

20 May 2020 21:32

*is under

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EDDSkitz
(id: 470383814544326666)

20 May 2020 21:33

Yeah, but how will they catch you... they are though, you are correct

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EDDSkitz
(id: 470383814544326666)

20 May 2020 21:33

Yeah,it's physically possible, but by who?

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EDDSkitz
(id: 470383814544326666)

20 May 2020 21:35

Also, you can get your HAM license, use DMR and legally encrypt if you really wanna use those channels.

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Recon_5.11
(id: 693624900321280071)

20 May 2020 21:35

https://youtu.be/vU1w1shrr-E

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EDDSkitz
(id: 470383814544326666)

20 May 2020 21:35

I bought 25 business band itinerant channels years ago,and you can legally encrypt those and don't need a license

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EDDSkitz
(id: 470383814544326666)

20 May 2020 21:35

@Recon_5.11 I shared that last week... VERY good basic intro

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Recon_5.11
(id: 693624900321280071)

20 May 2020 21:36

This is live right now

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Recon_5.11
(id: 693624900321280071)

20 May 2020 21:36

It's not that same video

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EDDSkitz
(id: 470383814544326666)

20 May 2020 21:36

Oh, they are doing another live stream, nice

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Recon_5.11
(id: 693624900321280071)

20 May 2020 21:36

Yessir

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EDDSkitz
(id: 470383814544326666)

20 May 2020 21:39

DMR is just digital

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EDDSkitz
(id: 470383814544326666)

20 May 2020 21:40

T-Rex talked about this last week, definitely something everyone should look into http://js8call.com/

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EDDSkitz
(id: 470383814544326666)

20 May 2020 21:40

Yeah, DMR can be radio to radio, doesn't need the internet

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EDDSkitz
(id: 470383814544326666)

20 May 2020 21:42

Yeah, just remember they really only have the same range as any 5-10 watt radio

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EDDSkitz
(id: 470383814544326666)

20 May 2020 21:45

😂

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EDDSkitz
(id: 470383814544326666)

20 May 2020 21:46

It never ends.... even the government has a shopping list

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EDDSkitz
(id: 470383814544326666)

20 May 2020 22:08

@Recon_5.11 you watching this live stream? LOTS of good info on here

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EDDSkitz
(id: 470383814544326666)

20 May 2020 22:08

I always like the way these guys think.

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EDDSkitz
(id: 470383814544326666)

20 May 2020 22:08

All stuff I already know, but another good one everyone needs to watch.

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EDDSkitz
(id: 470383814544326666)

20 May 2020 22:28

Oh shit... CivTAK was just publicly released

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EDDSkitz
(id: 470383814544326666)

20 May 2020 23:15

https://www.takciv.org/2020/03/31/civtak4-0-1-has-been-released-download-here/

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Remnant
(id: 555965901040517120)

20 May 2020 23:59

So I just bought a pair of Hesenate radios and I want one more radio that is a step above that for my own personal use so the Hesens can just kinda be thrown at people that need them if things go bad

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Remnant
(id: 555965901040517120)

21 May 2020 00:00

Suggestions

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EDDSkitz
(id: 470383814544326666)

21 May 2020 00:04

What are you looking for in terms of specs?

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Remnant
(id: 555965901040517120)

21 May 2020 00:11

The hesens are my first set so very new to comms

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EDDSkitz
(id: 470383814544326666)

21 May 2020 00:14

Are you meaning Jensen? Hensen isn't a brand I've seen

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EDDSkitz
(id: 470383814544326666)

21 May 2020 00:14

Oh, wait... just googled

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EDDSkitz
(id: 470383814544326666)

21 May 2020 00:15

So you cheaped out on baofengs, the literal cheapest radios known to man. A real baofeng would be a step up.

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EDDSkitz
(id: 470383814544326666)

21 May 2020 00:16

Not trying to hate on you at all... many don't understand there are knock offs that are all trash

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EDDSkitz
(id: 470383814544326666)

21 May 2020 00:16

So, what's your budget for a higher tier radio?

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Remnant
(id: 555965901040517120)

21 May 2020 00:31

As far as I know baofengs and hesens are made in the same factory or at least that's what a friend of mine said

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EDDSkitz
(id: 470383814544326666)

21 May 2020 00:38

Probably not... baofeng has alot of knockoffs for such a cheap radio

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EDDSkitz
(id: 470383814544326666)

21 May 2020 00:39

Retevis is a step up for cheap still

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EDDSkitz
(id: 470383814544326666)

21 May 2020 00:39

Woxun

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EDDSkitz
(id: 470383814544326666)

21 May 2020 00:39

Then you get into kenwood and icom for the mid to high end

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EDDSkitz
(id: 470383814544326666)

21 May 2020 00:40

Really, baofengs are more than 99% of people will ever use

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Remnant
(id: 555965901040517120)

21 May 2020 00:41

They're something to learn on and yeet into a bag if things aren't good

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Remnant
(id: 555965901040517120)

21 May 2020 00:42

Looking for something a step or two up, $100?

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Remnant
(id: 555965901040517120)

21 May 2020 00:42

Hopefully higher range

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EDDSkitz
(id: 470383814544326666)

21 May 2020 01:17

They all have the same range really

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EDDSkitz
(id: 470383814544326666)

21 May 2020 01:17

Feature sets and build quality is what changes

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Remnant
(id: 555965901040517120)

21 May 2020 01:29

I'm up for suggestions, going to use the ones I ordered to get a feel for things

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Rawhide
(id: 300364683167399936)

21 May 2020 02:35

The ham radio technician test doesn't look very hard at all. Found a couple phone apps that seem to do a good job of prepping you for the test

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EDDSkitz
(id: 470383814544326666)

21 May 2020 02:36

It's not for the basic level... there are 3 levels though

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EDDSkitz
(id: 470383814544326666)

21 May 2020 02:36

The practice apps are the way to go thoughm

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Rawhide
(id: 300364683167399936)

21 May 2020 02:37

Which level is needed to legally use something like a baofeng? The higher class licenses looked to be all lower frequencies

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EDDSkitz
(id: 470383814544326666)

21 May 2020 02:37

"Lower" yes... but HF you can use to literally talk to the other side of the world with no repeater

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Rawhide
(id: 300364683167399936)

21 May 2020 02:38

I am very familiar with the physics of it all, just don't know the law part.

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EDDSkitz
(id: 470383814544326666)

21 May 2020 02:38

Lowest level is all you probably want though

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Rawhide
(id: 300364683167399936)

21 May 2020 02:38

My undergrad research was in radio astronomy. I built some wave guides and amplifiers

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EDDSkitz
(id: 470383814544326666)

21 May 2020 02:39

I would just do all three tests then, you should have no issues

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Rawhide
(id: 300364683167399936)

21 May 2020 02:39

We found out that a local airport had a radar unit that was broadcasting out of band.

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Rawhide
(id: 300364683167399936)

21 May 2020 02:39

FCC said tough luck, so we had to get a different broadband filter

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EDDSkitz
(id: 470383814544326666)

21 May 2020 02:39

But good luck either getting into a remote test, and all these commie governors are keeping shit locked down and ham clubs are staying closed.

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Rawhide
(id: 300364683167399936)

21 May 2020 02:40

Yeah

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Rawhide
(id: 300364683167399936)

21 May 2020 02:40

Fucking tyrants

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EDDSkitz
(id: 470383814544326666)

21 May 2020 02:40

Yeah, there really isn't enforcement of the radio laws

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XXXEXTENCIONCORD
(id: 371711279464841216)

21 May 2020 04:01

Its just im a budget.. so im looking for a good comms my limit is $300

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XXXEXTENCIONCORD
(id: 371711279464841216)

21 May 2020 04:01

Ill look around

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redbeard
(id: 576640967927660555)

22 May 2020 07:11

> Yeah, there really isn't enforcement of the radio laws @EDDSkitz quite a few NALs get sent out by the FCC for dumb shit. They don’t prosecute, they fine...and heavily.

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redbeard
(id: 576640967927660555)

22 May 2020 07:17

https://www.fcc.gov/document/eb-imposes-18000-fine-against-amateur-radio-licensee

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EDDSkitz
(id: 470383814544326666)

22 May 2020 22:32

That guy was licensed, being dumb, and refused to stop multiple times... not even close to what we're talking about, and SUPER rare.

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