05 May 2020 13:31
Well, if they are just the business band radios
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For the sharing and discussion of communications systems such as radio transceivers, and related topics.
Well, if they are just the business band radios
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I kinda figured. Since I have a MA/COM, Tyco, Ericsson, Harris collection of radios I am pretty covered in the following band splits: 136-174MHz, 335-380MHz, 378-470MHz, 440-512MHz, 450-522MHz, 764-870MHz, and 896-941MHz. I can do analog and P25Conventional and encrypt everything, too. I should spend time with the other brand radios I've collected over the years but the time........
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Yeah, radios are an endless black hole
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As an electrician I like learning the science, but radios for me are just a tool
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I'm just the type that has to know everything about the tools I use
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I'm a P25 Technician, been in the industry since 2012 and I am still learning stuff. I am a rock star with the terminals, becoming savvy with sites so I can get into the software side of them without breaking them, but I am still dangerous to the IP network side because I don't know what to touch/not touch without bringing the whole empire down......oops, wrong block, sorry! So I stay away from the Core........
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Is that something that you went to school for?
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I have a BA in Psych......
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I started as a software tester and through internal training grew into my current career track.
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Engineers seek me out for my hands on knowledge.
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I started as an industrial mechanic, just always been good with electrical and electronics, electricians in the industrial world are hard to come by, so I always ended up being the guy that got tasked with those jobs.
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Making yourself a valued resource is good for the resume.
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So I went to a vocational high school for Industrial maintenance, but ended up getting into the music industry and went on my first national tour between Jr and Sr year of high school. Graduated in 2001 and dove into the production world, spent 17 years doing that, worked my way up to running 60k people festivals. But the industry went full commie and I had to get out.
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But I always did industrial electrician work in the off season, so I'm back doing that full time the last few years... kinda nice just collecting a check every week, vs chasing assholes down for your money.
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I hate electrical because of the bite but I dive in when I have to fix something. Google and YouTube are my friends. I'm pretty good mechanically, I do a lot of my vehicle maintenance. I've split the case on a motorcycle engine and do all the maintenance on my fleet of bikes, did more than one engine swap on cars, have Frankenstein'd things to work from various parts......being self reliant saves money.
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I work on cars too... had a 1992 eagle Talon that I completely rebuilt as a race car then sold.
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Wasn't the Talon a descendant from the Conquest/Starion?
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Kinda... same as the Mitsubishi eclipse, badged as "eagle"... more of an early EVO.
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My folks had a neighbor who had either a Conquest or Starion, I don't quite recall which of the two as this was back in the late 80s and I was drooling over motorcycles and Muscle Cars.
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They are the same car, so it doesn't really matter
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I've always liked them, but they were weak and underpowered... they were designed to be group B rally cars, so the plan was to gut them anyway
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The lines were cool to that body style but give me a V8 any day, especially a Wedge.
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Figured out how to play classic rock 🤔
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I'm learning, leave me alone lol
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Program that hoe and get a better antenna after that study for the license
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Program just means set channels and atuff huh lol @[TX]YimYam
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I got the cable and I'm going to download the software, but idk how to do it or what exactly it us
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Takes like 20min
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These people have been so helpful thought I’d pass it along
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Can we listen to police scanners on this thing 👀
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I appreciate it! This whole chat has been a solid resource
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Not really because they are encrypted
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Most don’t use ham
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Same goes for fire
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There are apps for that tho
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For sure I just thought since you can online, this may work
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I'm getting the hang of this thing a little! Definitely need to plah with it way more Thanks man!
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Np my dude
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Oh and some antenna ideas
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GRA-SMA24 144-146/430-440 MHz 2M/70cm Super-Elastic Memory Steel Flexible Vertical Handheld Dual-Band Antenna, 15.75 inch, SMA Female https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07VBRF58P/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_gzJSEbRX2B3Z2
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Authentic Genuine Nagoya NA-771 15.6-Inch Whip VHF/UHF (144/430Mhz) Antenna SMA-Female for BTECH and BaoFeng Radios https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KC4PWQQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_wzJSEbH4PZX6A
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42.5-Inch Length ABBREE SMA-Female Dual Band 144/430Mhz Foldable CS Tactical Antenna for Baofeng UV-5R UV-82 BF-F8HP Ham Two Way Radio https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07STB8BD6/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_aAJSEb7W5HKE7
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The Nagoya antenna is the only one worth buying
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And it's not that most police and fire are encrypted, they are digital trunked systems. While many police have gone encrypted, not all, and most fire and EMS is open still.
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You can always check radioreference.com to see who's on what frequencies in your area.
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Yeah the majority of police comms are not encrypted. Many are analog in the clear including the biggest city on the east coast and others are increasingly going digital but still in the clear and that includes some federal comms.
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> Can we listen to police scanners on this thing 👀 @[CA] SoyBoi a scanner is a type of radio, used to listen to many frequencies that it scans between looking for activity. You can do this with a bing fang too but be sure not to allow transmit on those freqs. It’s illegal just to have them programmed into a radio without permission, let alone accidentally sit on your radio and transmit until the battery runs out or they track you down.
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@[CA] SoyBoi - It is not illegal (with the FCC) to have Public Safety frequencies programmed into a radio. The illegal action is actually transmitting on those frequencies but receiving them is legal. The FCC has specific rules for transmission/transmitters and doesn't regulate reception/receivers. So to avoid Txing either leave that frequency field blank (if possible) or use a different, not in use frequency (if you have to enter something because the field can't be blank). Additionally, some programmable radios have the option to uncheck a radio's ability to Tx on a particular frequency. If that is the case you are specifically telling the radio that on a particular frequency the radio is Rx only, no Tx.
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@[CA] SoyBoi - If you are ordering a BF radio/programming cable and plan to use Chirp, your first exercise should be to programming the NOAA Wx frequencies into the radio. These are Rx only frequencies that allow you to listen to a continuous, looped weather report. When you get your radio to Rx the weather you will have begun to understand how to program and grow from there. There are nine NOAA frequencies total, but the first seven are most commonly used across the US and Canada. The other two are specific to coastal/maritime use in some Canadian areas.
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The signal stick and abbree both outperform the Nagoya. Even the sain sonic that came with my gt3tp is better.
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Lmfao.... super wrong
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Multiple people have tested them on YouTube the results are all the same go look
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I have, and you dont have a clue...
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Ypu said some shit yesterday that was super wrong too...
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Ypu should probably just be quiet and learn instead of acting like you know anything
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What can I do without a license? And can radios be triangulated and tracked?
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Not a ron on radio without a license... basically FRS, CB, and business band, but only if they are registered channels to you or a friend.
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Can you be tracked, yes... but it's very rare
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Most of the cases I can find are towns and businesses using FRS or just random channels
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For sure, thanks! Gonna mess around with those and then see about a license
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You can listen on ham frequencies without a license. Just can't transmit legally.
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I aint got no panties on and i aint worried
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Anyone know if its possible to lock out a channel on a uv5r? Id like to proram my local weather in and lock it out so i can still scan
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Neat ill check into it
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Any ear protection that has a mic for a radio (BF-F8HP)
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Cant get bcl to work :(
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You can get those chinese copies of Peltors for like 80 bucks. And they actually work...
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They just work with chinese radios and the like, but you'll need a PTT
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They dont work at all
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Which do then lol
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Well, they don't work well. But with crappy radios they do
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Is vhf and uhf coax 50 ohm?
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Ypu can talk and hear on them if that's what you mean by "work"
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But do not expect then to actually protect your hearing.
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😒 any decent ones out there Not "technically the work"
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I own real peltors, you can always find deals on them used for a few hundred.
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Chinese it is
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You need an amplified PTT to use them with civilian radios though
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You realize they retail for $700 right? You get what you pay for... say goodbye to your hesring
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Easy solution though... get the cheap non comms shooting earmuffs and just run a cheap in ear under them.
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Options for a vhu uhf base antenna?
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Any brands i need to look at?
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For what radio?
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Discone antennas are wide spectrum and will do ham and scanners
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And yeasu ft65r
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Look into a "diamond" brand discone antenna
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What do y'all use for Comms? I'm pretty well versed with my Garmin Rino and my GMRS stuff.
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