08 May 2020 00:34
Nothing concrete yet @Acadian Adventurer
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For the sharing and discussion of communications systems such as radio transceivers, and related topics.
Nothing concrete yet @Acadian Adventurer
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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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What is the minimum y’all recommend for personal comms as well as the “comms specialists” setup
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Neat concept for a portable base radio
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I have a yaseu 3200dr in the car with a 57 in whip. Works fantastic. And a FTM400xdr at home
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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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What kind of hearing protection can we use and still hear our radios?
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Or anything that would integrate with a BF-F8HP
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Without a crazy price tag
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I was thinking about that, wasn't sure about it tho! I'll try it out
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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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Well i went with the better than no Comms route, until i can budget out a better one.
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I know i know, its baofeng
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You'll never need more
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I do feel i could use a better antenna though
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well, shiiit, good to know.
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yeah its a sainsonic
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@Yeetasaurus Rex - Nothing wrong with starting with basic.
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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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Plan on tx only on 2m and murs
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@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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@[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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@redbeard - Yes, it is an XG100M Unity. Great radio.
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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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@redbeard - You mean the touch screen like mine here?
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Yeah pretty sure it has the same head
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Even if it didn’t idgaf I just want a unity
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@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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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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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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@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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PS MPU5 features give me a boner
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Too bad us civilians can’t get them
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Anyone know of something similar in the $1-2000 range?
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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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@Deleted User constitutionally no
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@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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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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I have the UV-82HP and don't recall it ever doing that.
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Damn, gonna call them up
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Article was written in 2016 but still has relevancy. https://radiofreeq.wordpress.com/2016/01/19/militia-radio-frequencies
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Anyone hace recommendations on a burner phone
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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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With a flashed OS couldn't you just use signal or is osmocombb not compatible?
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Ohh my bad.
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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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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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I can help with Ham questions
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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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I think this sums up most of our coms
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@redbeard comets are sposed to be good shit...surpirising. don't they have a warranty?
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Everything I own is cheap trash. Why not my comms too? Haha
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It’s better than nothing
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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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Something like this but instead of the ear piece it’s an aux plug
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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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Which ones do that? All the good ones don't.... peltor, sordin, etc.
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Oh, you mean electronic earmuffs
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Yeah, that's what he was asking about. Some of them do still work
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The howard leights will also mount to the ARC rail on a helmet I think
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Peltors will as well...
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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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Pretty big price difference though.
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I have to equip two people, so even used that gets super expensive
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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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@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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@EDDSkitz I’ll try that out too. I’m going to see which is more comfortable
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> 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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Gunshot blocking electronic earmuffs that double as radio headphones would be mint to have.
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@Deleted User pretty sure that’s a thing
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@[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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Same. I wouldn’t mind having a pair 😂
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It exists but I see them for like $600 🙃
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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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@[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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“Sonic ear defenders”
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$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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I have those surefires already, I didn’t think to use them that way. That’s fucking ingenuitive lol
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I saw a thread about it (but I had to dig lol)
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I meant headphones that plug into a radio, not themselves act as a radio.
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Can someone show me to a dual band antenna for 2m/440 that is actually resonant on both bands?
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Nagoya NA-320A Just make sure you buy a real one, there are fakes out there that suck.
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@EDDSkitz experiencing the fake as we speak
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Oof... yeah, they reallllly suck
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Peltors connect to a radio
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Unless I’m confusing what y’all said
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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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I got the dual comms
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What radio you have?
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I haven’t upgraded yet, need a recommendation if you’ve got one
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You'll need that to use peltors with civilian radios
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