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  • #31
    So...did anyone agree to a common repeater and a time?

    I shall put for th the recommendation of 2m....The repeater in Bristol has been know to hit as far as Charlotte....

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    • #32
      Family is asking about Christmas gift ideas and I was thinking I could put a radio on the list.

      Is this an updated/better version of USMC's original recommendation?

      https://www.amazon.com/BaoFeng-BF-F8...7352381&sr=8-4

      If anyone has any better suggestions let me know.
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      I was thinking of his cannon.

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      • #33
        finally getting around to getting into this, got a beofang to start so going to try getting some channels programmed into it this weekend.

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        • #34
          Originally posted by big flash View Post
          finally getting around to getting into this, got a beofang to start so going to try getting some channels programmed into it this weekend.
          Which model did you buy?
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          I was thinking of his cannon.

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          • #35
            Originally posted by big flash View Post
            finally getting around to getting into this, got a beofang to start so going to try getting some channels programmed into it this weekend.
            Did you get the programming cable? It's been a while but last I knew you can download free software called chirp and set up program of frequencies there then download it into radio. I also programmed in all the repeaters for this area and ones along the way to where I would go if I bugged out.
            www.AvidArms.com I'm STIHL out of conditioner!!
            Finally joined the ranks of broke homeowner
            Am I short stroking or going to fast?

            I know he has a bush

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            • #36
              got a BF-888S as a gift (thanks bro! actually have 2 in my possession to configure, one for my pops and one for myself) and have a UV-5R coming but that could still be a couple weeks (if ever). plan to "sync" a handful though so we can all communicate. at least those of us in the greater western ny area.

              Yes usmcveteran I got a cable too and downloaded chirp. It looks like the bf-888S came pre-programmed with FRS & GMRS channels. It doesn't have a screen, so there wasn't a way to see the frequencies set until I loaded them on chirp. he's a clip of what it came pre-loaded with anyway. i should be able to assign 15 frequencies with slot 16 working as a scan.

              stock frequencies.jpg

              keeping a couple of these channels doesn't seem like a bad idea but i'd like to load 'em up with an NOAA frequency and some HAM frequencies that we can use in an emergency. that seems to make sense, right?

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              • #37
                thedonald.win just went down. Whether it was excessive traffic due to the inauguration, or intentionally shut down due to the inauguration, I'm guessing how it will likely be interpreted.

                Portable radios keep looking like a better and better buy.
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                I was thinking of his cannon.

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