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    Can we talk about comms

    Without being in the special club now?

    I've been keeping an eye open for a cheap base radio without all the bells and whistles that will just confuse a new operator. I remember in the Marine Corps, we made field expedient antennae that worked light years better than the 10' whip.

    Just really looking to maybe get a comms dedicated section.

    #2
    Shortwave voice, packet radio, or something else?
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      #3
      i don't know the difference. Short wave I think is your typical "ham" freqs right? 3-29? Or am I over simplifying? And I have no idea what a packet radio is

      I have two baofengs that I was able to program that I play with a bit, but that's no long distance stuff. That's what I'm looking to get into.

      The radio I'm hoping to find would be quad band 100 watt setup, as from what I gather, I really wouldn't need more than that.
      Last edited by Idiocracy; 05-06-2016, 04:33 AM.

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        #4
        Long Island had a Ham radio club, I'm not a member and I don't know anyone .... but you might want to reach out to them.

        http://suffolkcountyradioclub.net and ..... http://www.limarc.org

        Personally, I've done some commercial RF demodulation work, digital tv, and also spent a bit of time poking around my water meter and electricity meter to see what its sending out, that was fun, using software defined ration receivers.
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          #5
          I have a couple of Baofeung GMRS radios that I bought when they were getting a repeater... sometimes I like to talk to my wife from the shed with it.
          That's all I can offer on the topic.
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            #6
            I am not affiliated with the below organization in any way. However, they do appear to know a lot about emergency communication.

            http://www.shtfli.com/#
            Last edited by SimpleMan; 05-06-2016, 08:54 PM.

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              #7
              Originally posted by SimpleMan View Post
              I am not affiliated with the below organization in any way. However, they do appear to know a lot about emergency communication.

              http://www.shtfli.com/#
              Hmmm. This is interesting. I’m gonna check this out tonight.
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                #8
                Originally posted by [B
                SimpleMan[/B]
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                05-06-2016, 05:50 PM
                I am not affiliated with the below organization in any way. However, they do appear to know a lot about emergency communication.

                http://www.shtfli.com/#
                Originally posted by SteveT View Post

                Hmmm. This is interesting. I’m gonna check this out tonight.
                Wow, your internet is super slow...

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by 100MPG View Post



                  Wow, your internet is super slow...
                  It’s incredibly slow. I’m grandfathered into a fabulous ‘all you can eat’ AT&T dialup deal. Download speeds max out at 56Kbps but at $9.99 a month it’s a total steal.
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                    #10
                    Do you have a ham license? Pretty easy to get these days. Lots of clubs around, some more active that others. limarc.org has a few repeaters around the island, mostly VHF and UHF. Also check out gsbarc.org, pretty active group with a few repeaters. I got my license at their monthly test session. Local stuff is mainly 2M and 70CM on repeaters, which you can do with a tech license. For long distance voice you need HF, which requires a general or higher class license. I'm over simplifying but you get the idea.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by SteveT View Post

                      It’s incredibly slow. I’m grandfathered into a fabulous ‘all you can eat’ AT&T dialup deal. Download speeds max out at 56Kbps but at $9.99 a month it’s a total steal.
                      That came with your prodigy 5.25 inch startup disk, no? 😏
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                        #12
                        Brandon

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by 442Stu View Post
                          Do you have a ham license?
                          Yes.
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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Synner View Post

                            That came with your prodigy 5.25 inch startup disk, no? 😏
                            Yep!

                            Incidentally: I've been recycling those disks. I'm using them to backup my MP3 collection. It's a squeeze but I can fit a single song on to 3 floppies.

                            I need another 62,000 floppies to finish the backup, and an extension on the house to store them.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by 442Stu View Post
                              Do you have a ham license? Pretty easy to get these days. Lots of clubs around, some more active that others. limarc.org has a few repeaters around the island, mostly VHF and UHF. Also check out gsbarc.org, pretty active group with a few repeaters. I got my license at their monthly test session. Local stuff is mainly 2M and 70CM on repeaters, which you can do with a tech license. For long distance voice you need HF, which requires a general or higher class license. I'm over simplifying but you get the idea.
                              Repeaters may be down in a major event. Be prepared to go simplex.
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                              I am armed out of love of those behind me.

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