[Chugalug] chugalug ham net?

Bret McHone dbmchone at gmail.com
Wed Mar 5 23:11:54 UTC 2014


Currently I think I would recommend the UV-5Re+. I have the GT-3 and my
first one had a faulty mic port that causes it to constantly transmit until
you torque the port a bit with a screwdriver to make it stop. I just got my
replacement today.

the replacement came with a different rubber ducky antenna than the
original I bought and it is terrible. From just west of Strawberry Plains I
could hit a repeater in Bean station on 2 Meter with the original ducky. I
couldn't even get the repeater to respond with the one that came on my
replacement.

I built a nice J-Pole for about $25 that works VERY well.
http://www.fwarc.org/Ant%20articles/J%20Pole%20Antenna.htm

I bought a patch cable and SMA Female to SO239 adapter and even with my
little HT I get perfect signal reports on repeaters 30-40 miles out.

As an alternative you can just find repeaters that support EchoLink and
just use them, though your session will timeout if you are just listening.

-Bret


On Wed, Mar 5, 2014 at 5:37 PM, Rod <rod-lists at epbfi.com> wrote:

> Been pricing  a baefong receiver to get back in the game. How many hams on
> the list are local?
> How many are in the south east or south central region?
>
> I think we could reach K4RNT on six with a good band opening.
>
> rod
> KF4UWL
>
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