[Chugalug] chugalug ham net?

Rod rod-lists at epbfi.com
Wed Mar 5 23:42:15 UTC 2014


Yeah I here the stock antennae bites. Which version of the uv-5r do you  
reccomend?
I hear the system is the same. The main difference is the case which  
affects the extended battery choice.


On Wed, 05 Mar 2014 18:11:54 -0500, Bret McHone <dbmchone at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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