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Call Sign : 163-CT-329
Posts : 483
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Join date : 2022-04-05
QTH or Location : Deeside, Flintshire
Equipment Used : A growing list

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PostSubject: Re: My return to radio and the journey.   radio - My return to radio and the journey. - Page 2 Icon_minitimeWed Jul 13, 2022 3:58 pm

Well today, thanks to Ray (Razz) I met the bloke on the video he posted.
Lovely fella. He swapped his swr'd antenna for mine.
He didn't want any payment so I gave him a faulty CB SWR meter to play about with.the twig I had cut from a coat hanger, and offered to return his antenna if he has problems swr'ing the one I gave him.

Just tried PMR on space U but nothing heard up here.
It was scanning through 16 channels but now it isn't. So back to the instructions as I may have changed something 🤔🙄

I will test it later for transmit and receive with a Baofeng.


Swapping the coax from one side to the other isn't too bad, and it's just a case of swapping twigs and cigarette plugs.

I may look at a two way switch or another magmount and twig, also separate power later on.
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PostSubject: Re: My return to radio and the journey.   radio - My return to radio and the journey. - Page 2 Icon_minitimeTue Jul 19, 2022 5:28 pm

Last night I took a UV5R to work to try and listen to the international space station transmissions.

I switched on just before it was due to pass and 446:007 PMR, close in frequency to channel 1 had two blokes chatting about cb radio etc, loud and clear.
Which was pretty good since I was hemmed in between some pretty high metal clad buildings.

On to the space station, unfortunately nothing was heard. (Maybe I should account for Doppler shift) 😁

Later on 446:007 another bloke could be heard but not his contact.


Today I decided to finally look at programming channels for PMR at least.

For anyone wanting to set channels.


I set the frequency steps in menu (number 1 "step") at
6.25k to get the desired PMR channel 1 frequency of 446 00625 and the correct frequency steps to following channels.

Set the vfo/mr button to frequency mode.
And the A/B button to A/top frequency highlighted.

Type in the frequency you require to save.
Eg 446:00625 for channel 1.

Press Menu, scroll to or key in (number 27, "mem-ch") , press menu again, key channel number, eg- 1  and press menu again to save.


If a channel is already stored. Go up in menu from number 27 mem-ch to 28
del-ch and press, menu, channel number, and menu again to confirm delete.
I went through the 16 stored channels and deleted them all before adding PMR to save going back and forth.


So I now have the 16 PMR channels saved into one UV5R and the ISS on 145:800 on channel 17.
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PostSubject: Re: My return to radio and the journey.   radio - My return to radio and the journey. - Page 2 Icon_minitimeFri Aug 05, 2022 10:49 am

Alan Pilot wrote:
My return to radio started with a ss9900.
II did exactly the same thing changed the frequency's unintentionally like you did.
That radio was very soon replaced by a Ranger-2950 happy days.
The ss-9900 is a good radio but too small and fiddley for me.
Pnawn da(pynhawn da).
 ooo sorry it's Borra da  lol.


I thought "Ranger 2950DX" rang a bell.
Well remember our conversation about me "blowing my budget and totting up" Alan ?

Well budget even more blown as I've now purchased a Ranger and a Sirio gainmaster 5/8th 👍🤣
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Equipment Used : Yaesu FT-991A,,Yaesu FTDX-10,,Icom ic-7300,,Anytone AT-D878UV PLUS",,LINCOLN II+.
Age : 150

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PostSubject: Re: My return to radio and the journey.   radio - My return to radio and the journey. - Page 2 Icon_minitimeFri Aug 05, 2022 11:40 am

I am sorry i sold mine.
Would buy another but the prices are a tad high plus i have the 2 Lincoln's mk1 and the 2+??.
They are easy to make them run the 15m band as well 10 11 and 12.

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