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

LoudPills
(id: 706655712109002814)

08 May 2020 00:34

Nothing concrete yet @Acadian Adventurer

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Acadian Adventurer
(id: 280732608223248385)

08 May 2020 00:37

The Rinos are a favorite of mine. They'll even send text over FRS. It's sorta secure-ish in my mind because it's rare for someone to be monitoring FRS for data packets

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pathenryv2
(id: 479741380281761802)

08 May 2020 00:45

What is the minimum y’all recommend for personal comms as well as the “comms specialists” setup

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LoudPills
(id: 706655712109002814)

08 May 2020 00:46

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LoudPills
(id: 706655712109002814)

08 May 2020 00:47

Neat concept for a portable base radio

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BOOJAHADEEN_DOAP
(id: 305021039078014977)

08 May 2020 00:52

I have a yaseu 3200dr in the car with a 57 in whip. Works fantastic. And a FTM400xdr at home

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[VA] JediComms
(id: 704476636753559632)

08 May 2020 01:35

Here are some of my radios. Aside from the Baofeng UV-82HP, the rest can do analog, P25Conventional, and P25Trunked. Three of the portables and the mobile base station they are sitting on can do multi-band (136MHz through 861/870MHz). The portable off to the right is a single band, UHF-High only. AES and DES encryption is also possible with all except the Baofeng.

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[CA] SoyBoi
(id: 338553359843721218)

08 May 2020 02:13

What kind of hearing protection can we use and still hear our radios?

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[CA] SoyBoi
(id: 338553359843721218)

08 May 2020 02:14

Or anything that would integrate with a BF-F8HP

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[CA] SoyBoi
(id: 338553359843721218)

08 May 2020 02:14

Without a crazy price tag

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[CA] SoyBoi
(id: 338553359843721218)

08 May 2020 02:26

I was thinking about that, wasn't sure about it tho! I'll try it out

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[CA] SoyBoi
(id: 338553359843721218)

08 May 2020 02:37

I found ear plugs that have a hole for low decibel noise that is compatible with some radios, gonna try that out

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Yeetasaurus Rex
(id: 238880292138385418)

08 May 2020 19:41

Well i went with the better than no Comms route, until i can budget out a better one.

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Yeetasaurus Rex
(id: 238880292138385418)

08 May 2020 19:41

I know i know, its baofeng

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EDDSkitz
(id: 470383814544326666)

08 May 2020 19:42

You'll never need more

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Yeetasaurus Rex
(id: 238880292138385418)

08 May 2020 19:50

I do feel i could use a better antenna though

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Yeetasaurus Rex
(id: 238880292138385418)

08 May 2020 19:51

well, shiiit, good to know.

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Yeetasaurus Rex
(id: 238880292138385418)

08 May 2020 19:51

yeah its a sainsonic

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[VA] JediComms
(id: 704476636753559632)

08 May 2020 20:19

@Yeetasaurus Rex - Nothing wrong with starting with basic.

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LoudPills
(id: 706655712109002814)

08 May 2020 21:36

Ideas for a cheap mobile that has the same coverage of freq as a baofeng. Setting my second rig and need radio and antenna

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LoudPills
(id: 706655712109002814)

08 May 2020 21:37

Plan on tx only on 2m and murs

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[VA] JediComms
(id: 704476636753559632)

08 May 2020 23:12

@LoudPills - http://www.miklor.com has a crapton of cheaper radios reviewed on his site. This is a great resource for insight and tutorials on basically anything cheap radio.

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redbeard
(id: 576640967927660555)

09 May 2020 01:53

@[VA] JediComms that base station has a unity in it? I found a guy in Oregon with a cheap unity mobile but he’s a dumb cb’r and won’t ship it. Got it from an ex-railroad police car he bought at salvage for the hemi engine.

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[VA] JediComms
(id: 704476636753559632)

09 May 2020 02:04

@redbeard - Yes, it is an XG100M Unity. Great radio.

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redbeard
(id: 576640967927660555)

09 May 2020 02:06

Yeah I want one. I might try calling the closest UPS store to that guy and arrange a drop off. See if I can send them a payment to hand him when he drops off the radio. Only wants like $250 for it with the good control head

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[VA] JediComms
(id: 704476636753559632)

09 May 2020 02:07

@redbeard - You mean the touch screen like mine here?

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[VA] JediComms
(id: 704476636753559632)

09 May 2020 02:08

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redbeard
(id: 576640967927660555)

09 May 2020 02:14

Yeah pretty sure it has the same head

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redbeard
(id: 576640967927660555)

09 May 2020 02:15

Even if it didn’t idgaf I just want a unity

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[VA] JediComms
(id: 704476636753559632)

09 May 2020 02:23

@redbeard - There are two control heads - CH721, which is a "dumb" CH and limits the MRU to hold one personality. The touch screen, CH100, is a "smart" CH and allows the MRU to hold 10 personalities. The CH100 is pretty cool but It can be fickle. I had one on the base station but it wouldn't play nicely so I finally swapped it for a 721.

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redbeard
(id: 576640967927660555)

09 May 2020 02:28

My only issue is being able to program trunked systems for monitoring. I wonder if there is any hacks like there are for Motorola

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redbeard
(id: 576640967927660555)

09 May 2020 02:28

I was told even an older radio like a 7100 has blocks in the software for major trunked systems like Ohio marcs

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[VA] JediComms
(id: 704476636753559632)

09 May 2020 02:36

@redbeard - It isn't the radio, it is the radio programming software that makes it "impossible". Without system admin permission for the particular trunked system, you won't get a pass.

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Jon Irenicus
(id: 550902313313894411)

09 May 2020 04:03

PS MPU5 features give me a boner

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Jon Irenicus
(id: 550902313313894411)

09 May 2020 04:03

Too bad us civilians can’t get them

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Jon Irenicus
(id: 550902313313894411)

09 May 2020 04:03

Anyone know of something similar in the $1-2000 range?

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Deleted User
(id: 456226577798135808)

09 May 2020 05:58

Is it legal to hack your HAM to communicate on MURS, CB, FRS/GMRS frequencies as long as you don't transmit? Or is mere possession a crime?

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Siege
(id: 118896716341706753)

09 May 2020 06:00

@Deleted User constitutionally no

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[VA] JediComms
(id: 704476636753559632)

09 May 2020 08:32

@Deleted User - The FCC has regulations about transmissions/transmitters, not reception/receivers. Any radio can receive anything it can tune in and hear.....but if that radio is not type certified to transmit on a particular frequency and you do, then your action can be considered illegal.

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[CA] SoyBoi
(id: 338553359843721218)

09 May 2020 09:53

Anyone use a BF-F8HP When I plug in a headset it plays audio out of the headset and the integrated speaker Wanted to know if that's a fault or if there's a way around it

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Deleted User
(id: 456226577798135808)

09 May 2020 17:41

I have the UV-82HP and don't recall it ever doing that.

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[CA] SoyBoi
(id: 338553359843721218)

09 May 2020 17:49

Damn, gonna call them up

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[VA] JediComms
(id: 704476636753559632)

09 May 2020 19:42 edited: 2020-05-09T19:42:48.338+00:00

Article was written in 2016 but still has relevancy. https://radiofreeq.wordpress.com/2016/01/19/militia-radio-frequencies

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[CA] SoyBoi
(id: 338553359843721218)

10 May 2020 01:42

Anyone hace recommendations on a burner phone

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White Rabbit
(id: 659806008536727552)

10 May 2020 01:48 edited: 2020-05-10T01:48:27.981+00:00

Yeah walmart 25 bucks. Smart phone with android. Tracphone. Service is 20 a month for unlimited talk and text, with 1G data. 2 G is 25, 3G is 30.

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Deleted User
(id: 456226577798135808)

10 May 2020 01:59

With a flashed OS couldn't you just use signal or is osmocombb not compatible?

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Deleted User
(id: 456226577798135808)

10 May 2020 02:00

Ohh my bad.

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White Rabbit
(id: 659806008536727552)

10 May 2020 02:42

The tracphone from walmart I spoke of, has a removable battery. Right now you can go in mask and gloves, fully covered, and get one...no big deal.

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LoudPills
(id: 706655712109002814)

10 May 2020 03:23

Ended up going with the 58 inch mfj 1414 dual band for the mobile 2 meter cheap rig. Picked it up for 38$

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BOOJAHADEEN_DOAP
(id: 305021039078014977)

10 May 2020 23:24

I can help with Ham questions

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Recon_5.11
(id: 693624900321280071)

11 May 2020 03:29

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redbeard
(id: 576640967927660555)

11 May 2020 05:50

Ham antennas are a legit joke. I bought a comet dual band that was rated at 250W and proceeded to melt it in half while driving and talking on my 100W radio.

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girth brooks
(id: 617857374710923283)

11 May 2020 14:50

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girth brooks
(id: 617857374710923283)

11 May 2020 14:50

I think this sums up most of our coms

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White Rabbit
(id: 659806008536727552)

11 May 2020 15:26

@redbeard comets are sposed to be good shit...surpirising. don't they have a warranty?

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Deleted User
(id: 456226577798135808)

11 May 2020 20:07

Everything I own is cheap trash. Why not my comms too? Haha

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RooftopKorean
(id: 579116805696520192)

11 May 2020 21:38

It’s better than nothing

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RooftopKorean
(id: 579116805696520192)

11 May 2020 21:39

Is there a way to connect a 2 pin connector to the aux port of my electronic ear muffs and just use a clip on mic?

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RooftopKorean
(id: 579116805696520192)

11 May 2020 21:44

Something like this but instead of the ear piece it’s an aux plug

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Rawhide
(id: 300364683167399936)

11 May 2020 22:36

Some of the electronic hearing protection will turn off the external microphones when you plug in, so you can't hear ambient anymore

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Rawhide
(id: 300364683167399936)

11 May 2020 22:37

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=viY81m9cYgk

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EDDSkitz
(id: 470383814544326666)

11 May 2020 22:38

Which ones do that? All the good ones don't.... peltor, sordin, etc.

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EDDSkitz
(id: 470383814544326666)

11 May 2020 22:38

Oh, you mean electronic earmuffs

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Rawhide
(id: 300364683167399936)

11 May 2020 22:39

Yeah, that's what he was asking about. Some of them do still work

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Rawhide
(id: 300364683167399936)

11 May 2020 22:39

The howard leights will also mount to the ARC rail on a helmet I think

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EDDSkitz
(id: 470383814544326666)

11 May 2020 22:39

Peltors will as well...

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EDDSkitz
(id: 470383814544326666)

11 May 2020 22:40

And you can get a set of used peltors for a few hundred, almost not worth trying to janky a setup together.

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Rawhide
(id: 300364683167399936)

11 May 2020 22:40

Pretty big price difference though.

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Rawhide
(id: 300364683167399936)

11 May 2020 22:41

I have to equip two people, so even used that gets super expensive

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EDDSkitz
(id: 470383814544326666)

11 May 2020 22:42

Just get a lapel mic with in ear and put it under the muffs, bunch of people I know do that.

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RooftopKorean
(id: 579116805696520192)

11 May 2020 23:49 edited: 2020-05-11T23:50:02.095+00:00

@Rawhide that’s exactly what I was trying to do. Thanks!!. I have Howard Leight impact sports like in the video and I have rifleman opmod muffs I got off OpticsPlanet. Not sure if it would work well with the opmods but I’ll test them out.

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RooftopKorean
(id: 579116805696520192)

11 May 2020 23:57

@EDDSkitz I’ll try that out too. I’m going to see which is more comfortable

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[CA] SoyBoi
(id: 338553359843721218)

12 May 2020 01:43

> Something like this but instead of the ear piece it’s an aux plug @RooftopKorean I'm running that thing lol with some sure fire ear plugs that fit the tip

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Deleted User
(id: 456226577798135808)

12 May 2020 01:49

Gunshot blocking electronic earmuffs that double as radio headphones would be mint to have.

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[MS] Foxtrot795
(id: 703635117901611090)

12 May 2020 01:50

@Deleted User pretty sure that’s a thing

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Deleted User
(id: 456226577798135808)

12 May 2020 01:51

@[MS] Foxtrot795 you're probably right. Not super high priority for me right now since I got some cheap hearing protection that does the job.

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[MS] Foxtrot795
(id: 703635117901611090)

12 May 2020 01:52

Same. I wouldn’t mind having a pair 😂

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RooftopKorean
(id: 579116805696520192)

12 May 2020 02:02

It exists but I see them for like $600 🙃

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RooftopKorean
(id: 579116805696520192)

12 May 2020 02:03 edited: 2020-05-12T02:03:58.435+00:00

My electronic ear muffs cost $30-$40 then I just clip on a mic and plug the aux into them and it works about the same lol

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RooftopKorean
(id: 579116805696520192)

12 May 2020 02:10

@[CA] SoyBoi that might actually work pretty well lol. Don’t need to wear earmuffs under the helmet just some light plugs lol

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RooftopKorean
(id: 579116805696520192)

12 May 2020 02:10

“Sonic ear defenders”

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[CA] SoyBoi
(id: 338553359843721218)

12 May 2020 02:11

$25ish for the plug and mic, a hell of a lot cheaper than some 600 headsets lol I gotta save where I can lol

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RooftopKorean
(id: 579116805696520192)

12 May 2020 02:12

I have those surefires already, I didn’t think to use them that way. That’s fucking ingenuitive lol

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[CA] SoyBoi
(id: 338553359843721218)

12 May 2020 02:39

I saw a thread about it (but I had to dig lol)

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Deleted User
(id: 456226577798135808)

12 May 2020 06:14

I meant headphones that plug into a radio, not themselves act as a radio.

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LoudPills
(id: 706655712109002814)

12 May 2020 19:24

Can someone show me to a dual band antenna for 2m/440 that is actually resonant on both bands?

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EDDSkitz
(id: 470383814544326666)

12 May 2020 19:45

Nagoya NA-320A Just make sure you buy a real one, there are fakes out there that suck.

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LoudPills
(id: 706655712109002814)

12 May 2020 20:15

@EDDSkitz experiencing the fake as we speak

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EDDSkitz
(id: 470383814544326666)

12 May 2020 20:16

Oof... yeah, they reallllly suck

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pathenryv2
(id: 479741380281761802)

12 May 2020 23:32

Peltors connect to a radio

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pathenryv2
(id: 479741380281761802)

12 May 2020 23:32

Unless I’m confusing what y’all said

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EDDSkitz
(id: 470383814544326666)

12 May 2020 23:33

Peltor comtac's can... you just need the right PTT for your radio. They make some without comms that are much cheaper, but are just electronic earmuffs

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pathenryv2
(id: 479741380281761802)

12 May 2020 23:34

Correct

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pathenryv2
(id: 479741380281761802)

12 May 2020 23:34

I got the dual comms

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EDDSkitz
(id: 470383814544326666)

12 May 2020 23:35

What radio you have?

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pathenryv2
(id: 479741380281761802)

12 May 2020 23:35

UV-5T

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pathenryv2
(id: 479741380281761802)

12 May 2020 23:35

R

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pathenryv2
(id: 479741380281761802)

12 May 2020 23:35

I haven’t upgraded yet, need a recommendation if you’ve got one

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EDDSkitz
(id: 470383814544326666)

12 May 2020 23:35

https://disco32.com/collections/push-to-talks/products/nexus-u-94-a-ptt-for-kenwood-2-pin-amplified-for-civilian-radios

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EDDSkitz
(id: 470383814544326666)

12 May 2020 23:36

You'll need that to use peltors with civilian radios

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