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Jonny 290
May 5, 2005

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xpost: the adorable icom R10 showed up.

Those buttons. That green glow. That off the rack 16x2 HD44780 LCD with a few extra segments.

Also it's incredibly light? Like, the batteries are 70% of the weight once you load it up.

https://twitter.com/KC4YLV/status/1380006578640748545

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Jim Silly-Balls
Jun 6, 2001

Fondle my shiny metal ass





Iím the literal easy button

thehustler
Apr 17, 2004

I am very curious about this little crescendo


Awww https://www.reddit.com/r/amateursatellites/comments/mm8fcz/spacex_vehicle_decoding_and_encryption_part_2_its/

Jonny 290
May 5, 2005

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Jim Silly-Balls posted:

Iím the literal easy button

it actually fuckin rules, basically it enacts some preset search zones so you can just open palm slam "scan all UHF frequencies right fuckin' now" instead of punching in start and end frequencies.

They were experimenting a lot with UIs in this era, i have an icom P4AT which is probably the most emblematic of that



has an "AI" button

the radio is always keeping track of which features and settings you adjust most, and the AI button just rotates through a stack of the 3 most frequently used ones.

It's hilariously crude but also incredibly brilliant. Just use the radio for an hour or two and it figures out that you access the PL encoder tone picker, the repeater offset picker and the power level most, and lets you access those with one button.

Jonny 290
May 5, 2005

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boy howdy qrz.com banned all pol chat (including shutting down the subscriber-only pol forum) and is banning sigs and avatars because people won't stop spewing hate speech. The response so far is completely predictable. See this now makes qrz.com a publisher and they're gonna section 230 it into the dirt!!!!

manero
Jan 30, 2006





They also made it so you need a paid subscription to sell stuff

thehustler
Apr 17, 2004

I am very curious about this little crescendo


I just saw a thread on Reddit where a post on QRZ was asking for examples of QRZ being poo poo in response to the Reddit hatred. Seems that place annoys everyone.

RadioPassive
Feb 26, 2012



When I was just getting started I made a qrz account and then spent 10 more seconds looking into the site and its culture and immediately had to email them to please delete my account.

Not loving touching that place.

manero
Jan 30, 2006





RadioPassive posted:

When I was just getting started I made a qrz account and then spent 10 more seconds looking into the site and its culture and immediately had to email them to please delete my account.

Not loving touching that place.

I've bought and sold lots of stuff on QRZ, but the discussion forums are pretty terrible

Coxswain Balls
Jun 3, 2001



I think it's like that for any hobby with lots of old white people. CGN is the most established buy and sell place in Canada for firearm stuff with web design firmly in the early 00s, but you only go into the discussion areas if you're actively trying to self-harm.

Just make your bookmark go directly to the buy and sell and you never have to deal with it, and when those people croak sooner rather than later you get yourself some nice gear for a song at their estate sales.

Coxswain Balls
Jun 3, 2001



https://www.kijiji.ca/v-general-electronics/winnipeg/kenwood-2-ways-for-sale-3-60-dollars-each-with-mics/1560370528

How's this for a basic transceiver to start with in the 70cm band? I've got some friends who are interested in going in on this and I'm hoping it'll be enough to finally push me to get licensed. It looks small enough that it's something I can stuff in a bike pannier as a portable rig which would be neat.

Motronic
Nov 6, 2009


MOTRONIC FOR MODERATOR, MAKE AI GREAT AGAIN


Grimey Drawer

Coxswain Balls posted:

https://www.kijiji.ca/v-general-electronics/winnipeg/kenwood-2-ways-for-sale-3-60-dollars-each-with-mics/1560370528

How's this for a basic transceiver to start with in the 70cm band? I've got some friends who are interested in going in on this and I'm hoping it'll be enough to finally push me to get licensed. It looks small enough that it's something I can stuff in a bike pannier as a portable rig which would be neat.

I'm not sure why you would bother with a mobile radio to put on a bike. Just get a cheap chinese HT.

Coxswain Balls
Jun 3, 2001



Motronic posted:

I'm not sure why you would bother with a mobile radio to put on a bike. Just get a cheap chinese HT.

I just figure it'd be a neat project to have a station that I can take out of my truck and stuff onto my bike when the fire bans this year mean the only way I can get out into the middle of nowhere is on my bike. If it was just for bike use then yeah an HT would be more convenient, but I'd also be using it at home or in my vehicle as well. It also wouldn't be the first stupid thing I strapped onto my bike for shits and giggles.

Stuff like this looks cool, but it definitely makes more sense with like an HF setup.

http://www.k5pa.com/Ham%20Radio/Bicycle%20Mobile.htm

Jonny 290
May 5, 2005

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those things are built like brick shithouses with a weight to match. you'll be hollerin'. HT for the pushbike imo.

Coxswain Balls
Jun 3, 2001



My bike is already a hoss but yeah, probably no point in getting that over a dual band HT to start with if it's the same price. It's been a while since I looked at cheap handsets and I found a place with TYT TH-UV88 handsets for the same price. After looking around a bit they seem to be better than the Baofengs with regards to spurious emissions. Anyone here have any experience with them?

https://baofengradio.ca/collections/analog-radios/products/tyt-th-uv88-dual-band-analog-two-way-radio

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pYrrdGF1UU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uW27RdBIsoE

Jonny 290
May 5, 2005

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There's also the itty bitty Btech 25 watt mobiles if you want something with room to grow



the RJ45 mic plug gives you a sense of scale. That would do just fine on your bars.

Twerk from Home
Jan 17, 2009

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Jonny 290 posted:

There's also the itty bitty Btech 25 watt mobiles if you want something with room to grow



the RJ45 mic plug gives you a sense of scale. That would do just fine on your bars.

I thought that these guys were basically just a Baofeng + an amp, and desensitized just as easily?

Jonny 290
May 5, 2005

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They do a bit better, mainly because they don't get designed with an intentionally lovely rubber duck as an ad-hoc filter

My favorite 'mini rig' is the old Kenwood TM201a; i've bought 3-4 of them at hamfests and have given 2-3 away.



Some day I will track down the FC10 add-on display for it and buy a 300zx and have the dopest 80s throwback mobile rig

Crusader
Apr 11, 2002

progress that shields us from the terrors of an uncertain future





god knows how many months after passing my general, i finally used a websdr in florida to grab some of the shortwave radiogram tonight; i'm back in the hobby i think!

manero
Jan 30, 2006





Made 3 CW contacts this weekend. Iíve been telling myself for years I need to buckle down and finally learn CW. I mean it this time, dammit!

Turmoil
Jun 27, 2000

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manero posted:

Made 3 CW contacts this weekend. Iíve been telling myself for years I need to buckle down and finally learn CW. I mean it this time, dammit!

This is how I got the basics of CW: https://morse.withgoogle.com/learn/

Now to just get an ear for it.

For now the CW decoded in Ham Radio Deluxe(DM780) does a fair enough job.

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manero
Jan 30, 2006





Turmoil posted:

This is how I got the basics of CW: https://morse.withgoogle.com/learn/

Now to just get an ear for it.

For now the CW decoded in Ham Radio Deluxe(DM780) does a fair enough job.

Nice, I'll have to check that one out. I've been using LCWO.net on and off. I'm on lesson 34 of 40, and I should really just spend a couple weeks getting back up to speed and finishing off the lessons.

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