> That guy was licensed, being dumb, and refused to stop multiple times... not even close to what we're talking about, and SUPER rare.
@EDDSkitz Anyone including Business is allowed to use FRS...Walmart used to until they discovered MURS.
National Guard Rapid Assessment and Initial
Detection (RAID) teams. Possibly deployed from 1025 Broadway St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413. Or 600 Cedar St, St Paul, MN 55101
Need to check out those places for activity. Getting ears on the guard out there is proving a serious challenge.
I believe so, but this is my first time running the program, so it's possible i messed up.
It seemed to download the current settings from the radio just fine, and the filename properly calls out a Baofeng UV-5R.
Uv 5r 3 for 40 not programmed. Too good to be true or a good steal. Local mom and pop “radio shack” style place that I frequent.
I’ve never used nor programmed them if it’s a go, how hard is it to do yourself?
So I got an actual radio, (cheap as shit beofang but its what I could afford) however it's come to my attention I have no idea how to use it and the manual doesn't help much other than what each menu setting does. I am curious as to whether we have a set range of channels to use or some kind of general plan on how to communicate if the networks are restricted.
I'm not talking about comms within your group/circle as you can chat and come up with a plan. More so taking about future communications to outside groups of bois or constitutionalists etc.
I've confirmed the radio at least picks up fm local stations.
May have wasted $10 on the cable. Yeah, I got chirp already. Definitely wasn't about to ask questions about it unless I got really stuck on something. Was just giving him an idea of costs for what I believe is very cheap radios.
@Soulraiser those UV-5RA do need to be programmed well for better functionality I forgot the program you can download to your computer but you can do it all on a spread sheet basically and name them with options then upload those to the radios. I have one and it’s great
Broken down Barney style for multiple military radios. Functionality, programming, loading crypto, using UHF VHF SATCOM links only good for 24 hours it’s a 66 page PDF I would download good beginners guide
is there any good info someone can give me or a site to look at to get started into getting good comms and understanding what i should be buying and how to use them? i have no idea where to start or even what i should be looking for
> Broken down Barney style for multiple military radios. Functionality, programming, loading crypto, using UHF VHF SATCOM links only good for 24 hours it’s a 66 page PDF I would download good beginners guide
@[NH]t2086 Augh got me all tempted and the link was expired 😭
> Just got a baofeng uv-82 today. Anyone else have one? Also I need a Ham license to transmit on that? Even if it’s just me and a buddy communicating to each other?
@GRANITE There is nowhere you can use that radio legally without a license.
However if you read up on the FRS and MURS radio services, those are free to use but only by certain types of radios. The baofeng doesn’t qualify but being like CB, there is little to no enforcement and you can typically get away with using those frequencies.
That being said I have used a mix of certified and non certified radios on GMRS (and the fucking kids always forget to say the callsign) and nobody has bothered me yet. But I'm not downtown in a city either
It's 22 frequencies you can use on the Baofeng. Not legal, but the law isn't enforced. They're listed on the wiki, like if you type in 462.6125 on the Baofengs and make sure menu 25 (Shift) is OFF, you and a buddy can talk
I'd avoid 462.5625 because it's the default channel and there's lots of kids and stuff on it. And the ones that are multiples of 25 like 462.550 might have people who are really serious about their hobby using long range radios.