Portable Ham like I have.

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Portable Ham like I have.

#1 Post by CreoleGenius » Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:50 pm


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Re: Portable Ham like I have.

#2 Post by Gekko » Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:58 pm

Nice, we should put together short term and long term prepping lists to include tested items like this.
I know nothing about HAM radios, I guess this will work anywhere in the world with a limited range?

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#3 Post by Andy F » Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:34 pm

Baofeng's are good for the cost vs good functions. Very good for new hams.
I've a couple of Yaesu's, a mobile & a HandyTalky. They're a lot of fun.
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Re: Portable Ham like I have.

#4 Post by SmartLikeTruck » Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:03 am

USB programing cable and open source CHIRP software are must haves for these radios.

https://chirp.danplanet.com/projects/chirp/wiki/Home

Trying to program them via the keypad is possible but annoying to say the least.

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Re: Portable Ham like I have.

#5 Post by Andy F » Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:57 am

SmartLikeTruck wrote:
Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:03 am
Trying to program them via the keypad is possible but annoying to say the least.
It was "maddening" using keypad. I can do it, but why should I with good programming available?

Some have said using the software as being lazy. Hah! There's better use of your time. USE the CHIRP and go dig in gardens.
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