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Re: brushbeater blog post discussion
« Reply #60 on: July 02, 2017, 08:35:37 AM »
That's ALL it took to keep me from selling the pair of Wouxun's I have! (2m/6m) thanks Smurf!
*I notified Sparks31 a few years back of the MTC offering; he blogged, they sold out in less than 1 day and couldn't figure out why till I called to congratulate myself!  Every time I mention on the show, the sell a bunch  ;)

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Do not use any other software for this radio other than the software offered in our store. Using any other software or programming files from another version will damage the radio.

Telling that to a software developer is very dangerous - LOL


I would be happier if CHIRP supported it. 

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I've got a sort of "code plug" for all my radios using CHIRP.
I commonly max out all the memories in my area, programming in public service, airband and other things depending on the radio and bands supported.
There are a couple of GMRS repeaters that I program into my chinese radios just for future reference, etc.

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Re: brushbeater blog post discussion
« Reply #61 on: July 02, 2017, 08:40:42 AM »
  Of course you can get more effective Handheld with obscurity by using the Chinese made 220 MHZ radios.
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Re: brushbeater blog post discussion
« Reply #62 on: July 02, 2017, 08:46:09 AM »
  Of course you can get more effective Handheld with obscurity by using the Chinese made 220 MHZ radios.

If I got into 220mhz, I would want a radio that could do digital packet. The smartest emcomm folks are advocating this, as emergency field setups typically have a VHF voice station in close proximity to a VHF digital station.  Using 220mhz for winlink traffic would lessen interference between them.

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Re: brushbeater blog post discussion
« Reply #63 on: July 04, 2017, 09:08:47 AM »
If I got into 220mhz, I would want a radio that could do digital packet. The smartest emcomm folks are advocating this, as emergency field setups typically have a VHF voice station in close proximity to a VHF digital station.  Using 220mhz for winlink traffic would lessen interference between them.

now to convince my fellow ARES member to give up their $30 UV5's and pony up for a decent $200+ 220MHz rig (insert ROFLMAO gif)
I do have a few getting ready for Winlink P2P with spare VHF rigs....

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Re: brushbeater blog post discussion
« Reply #64 on: August 10, 2017, 06:54:19 PM »
It's about drones, but there's also some scanning, comms, and jamming in there:
https://brushbeater.wordpress.com/2017/08/10/open-source-drone-warfare/

I swear, there are times it seems like "Baofeng" is Cantonese for "hot mess."

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Re: brushbeater blog post discussion
« Reply #65 on: August 11, 2017, 02:30:17 PM »
It's about drones, but there's also some scanning, comms, and jamming in there:
https://brushbeater.wordpress.com/2017/08/10/open-source-drone-warfare/

I really enjoyed that post. Gave me a lot to think about. Drones really are a "force multipler". One could drop a water balloon filled with some seriously unpleasant substance into a living area.  No risk to attacking personnel, and attribution of the attack could be more difficult.

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Re: brushbeater blog post discussion
« Reply #66 on: August 27, 2017, 02:14:54 PM »
NVIS contest!  Looks cool!  (right?)  I mean NVIS is the regional coverage propagation mode.
https://brushbeater.wordpress.com/2017/08/27/nvis-contest-via-mapoa/

Onward to the contest organizers' announcement page:
https://midatlanticportableoperatorassn.wordpress.com
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Date: 30 September 2017
Start time: 1500 UTC (about an hour after sunrise on the West coast)
End time: 2100 UTC (about an hour before sunset on the East Coast)
Run is 6 hours.

Frequency/Band– 80 meters only; licensed segments between 3.5 and 4.0 mHz
Um, am I missing something?  1500 UTC = 11 AM EDT start, to 2100 UTC = 5 PM EDT end.  Which would work great for 40m, but 80m's going to be dead that time of day.  Surely there's been a typo.

Will watch their web site for updates.  If it's on 40m, it might be worth a try for anyone in the eastern half of the U.S.

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Re: brushbeater blog post discussion
« Reply #67 on: August 27, 2017, 03:19:38 PM »
NVIS contest!  Looks cool!  (right?)  I mean NVIS is the regional coverage propagation mode.
https://brushbeater.wordpress.com/2017/08/27/nvis-contest-via-mapoa/

Onward to the contest organizers' announcement page:
https://midatlanticportableoperatorassn.wordpress.com
From the rules:Um, am I missing something?  1500 UTC = 11 AM EDT start, to 2100 UTC = 5 PM EDT end.  Which would work great for 40m, but 80m's going to be dead that time of day.  Surely there's been a typo.

Will watch their web site for updates.  If it's on 40m, it might be worth a try for anyone in the eastern half of the U.S.

REMEMBER that NVIS does not need to pass through as much "D" layer at the higher angle and often works well during the day too as 'normal' propagation rules do not apply to the higher angle of operation and 40-60-80 will often work fine during daylight hours.
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Re: brushbeater blog post discussion
« Reply #68 on: August 27, 2017, 05:34:31 PM »
Good points Carl.  And yet, I've had virtually no contacts on 80m during mid-day hours.  Perhaps this is because everyone else also believes that 80m is closed and goes elsewhere.  Is broad daylight NVIS practiced much on 80m?

I swear, there are times it seems like "Baofeng" is Cantonese for "hot mess."

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Re: brushbeater blog post discussion
« Reply #69 on: August 27, 2017, 06:00:39 PM »
Good points Carl.  And yet, I've had virtually no contacts on 80m during mid-day hours.  Perhaps this is because everyone else also believes that 80m is closed and goes elsewhere.  Is broad daylight NVIS practiced much on 80m?

Old habits are hard to die....Just as so many new Hams learn that 'contesting' is how they are supposed to operate and actual conversation is not part of Ham radio communications...just the obligatory FIVE-NINE.

  Forty meters is often better supported during the day,but often 60 and 80 will work for NVIS ...propagation is still a fickle mistress and often uncooperative.
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Re: brushbeater blog post discussion
« Reply #70 on: August 28, 2017, 06:36:38 AM »
FWIW; I spent some time on HF yesterday  :o doing some FSQ on 40m to a station in Central NC with 10w on a dipole up at about 30'
I also qso'd with a buddy at the top end of the county with the same, on 40m FSQ- this was after lunch / before supper.  We (my bud in the same county) usually always have good luck with 40m.
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Re: brushbeater blog post discussion
« Reply #71 on: September 19, 2017, 06:30:48 AM »
Brushbeater's dialing back on the blog so that he can dial up on local issues:
https://brushbeater.wordpress.com/2017/09/18/better-things-or-doing-versus-talking/

I'm sure he'll be around, but not quite as thick with the posts as in the last couple of years.

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Re: brushbeater blog post discussion
« Reply #72 on: September 29, 2017, 05:27:21 PM »

I swear, there are times it seems like "Baofeng" is Cantonese for "hot mess."

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Re: brushbeater blog post discussion
« Reply #73 on: October 16, 2017, 05:33:09 AM »
New post up:
https://brushbeater.wordpress.com/2017/10/15/reflections-on-puerto-rico/

Puerto Rico is starting to look like the worst of the Katrina aftermath writ large.  Lots of comms lessons there.  The main one he presses is to be ready to operate bare-bones HF after a disaster, especially using NVIS.  Also, teach others so that you're not the only HF radio operator in your group.

I swear, there are times it seems like "Baofeng" is Cantonese for "hot mess."