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    Quote Originally Posted by hawgrider View Post
    Ham radio?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TJC44 View Post
    Yep.

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    Sweet!
    Between us all over here we picked up 6 ham handi talkies. Been playing with those for a few months now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hawgrider View Post
    Sweet!
    Between us all over here we picked up 6 ham handi talkies. Been playing with those for a few months now.
    Unless someone's got a license, stay clear of the repeater frequencies (input & output). Locate a unassigned frequency to work simplex. Use PL tones for security.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TJC44 View Post
    Unless someone's got a license, stay clear of the repeater frequencies (input & output). Locate a unassigned frequency to work simplex. Use PL tones for security.
    For sure. Monitoring only so far at this point. Tech for you or General? Expert?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hawgrider View Post
    For sure. Monitoring only so far at this point. Tech for you or General? Expert?
    General. Trying to get digital working but the old antenna wouldn't pull in crap. Got HF VHF, & UHF.
    Know a guy that's had some sucess with online testing. Want me to ask him about MI?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TJC44 View Post
    General. Trying to get digital working but the old antenna wouldn't pull in crap. Got HF VHF, & UHF.
    Know a guy that's had some sucess with online testing. Want me to ask him about MI?
    mlodell07 just did the online test for the tech. I think next week he goes for the general.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TJC44 View Post
    Bought a new MFJ HF antenna for my radio. The wire 'V' antenna just wasn't cutting it. Probably because my yard is too small so I had to bend it in places. Propagation direction was wrong also. Arrives in a week.

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    Antenna is up. Waiting on a 50 ft length of coax to hook it up. (oops). Due tomorrow.
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