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PostSubject: UV-5wRhere?   UV-5wRhere? Icon_minitimeTue Jun 06, 2023 6:34 am

Recently spent a couple of days on a natural dairy farm in Rutland. No industrial farming techniques and almost no mobile or data coverage... both awesome and relaxing. I did take my little UV-5R with me though, because, well... just couldn't help myself.

I took the below pic mainly as a joke for a local club member who had his mast pulled down by cows during a vhf contest last month.

UV-5wRhere? Cow10

If you carry your little HT everywhere and have pulled it out in strange places Wink then do share Smile

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PostSubject: Re: UV-5wRhere?   UV-5wRhere? Icon_minitimeWed Jun 07, 2023 6:36 am

Hi Neal,

Love the activity, the picture and the humour behind it. Great stuff. UV-5wRhere? 1f44d 

I'm afraid my own 'mobile' or 'pedestrian' activities are rather limited but I have recently been playing in the garden (as far as I often get from the house!) with the Baofeng and a new homebrew 2m/70cm beam antenna. Stuck on a pole and placed where the parasol usually goes on the patio table it seems to be working well with the 'arm-strong' method of rotating it all by hand.

Be nice to hook up the old FT290r when we get some decent summer evenings to try out a bit of SSB too.
(Although 2m SSB is a bit lacklustre except for 'competition' nights.)

Not so much a 'strange place' and probably a bit more G.O.T.A. (Gardens On The Air?) than anything else but about as much as I can manage.
(The neighbours think it's all strange though!)


Great posting, would be good to hear about anyone else's Baofeng experiences.

(That favoured corner of a particular room which is the only place you can open the local repeater with the 'rubber-duck'? Very Happy )


All the best,
Victor

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PostSubject: Re: UV-5wRhere?   UV-5wRhere? Icon_minitimeWed Jun 07, 2023 9:16 am

Got Lithuania 1150 miles the other afternoon on 2m ssb well ft8.
Had just put up an 8 element job and was very surprised how well it worked.
LY2SA 144.176 at 18.12pm.
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PostSubject: Re: UV-5wRhere?   UV-5wRhere? Icon_minitimeWed Jun 07, 2023 5:16 pm

Eight element Yagi there Alan? Bet your house looks like a typical 'Ham' establishment nowadays. Wink

I've only built a four element (smaller and more manageable with hand operation!) but it does 2m and 70cm. I may well have to see if my 'volunteer' (she's gonna kill me!!) can put it in the loft for me and maybe point it to Europe. Smile

Off topic, but sure Neal won't mind the 'hijack'.


Baofeng UV5r.....Back of the house on the rubber duck for North facing repeaters and front of the house for South facing. Cor it weren't half fun with my early VHF/UHF days!
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PostSubject: Re: UV-5wRhere?   UV-5wRhere? Icon_minitimeThu Jul 27, 2023 6:35 am

Pulled it out in various places in the past week. So just for fun, a mini-montage, clockwise from bottom left..

- 163/26CT3971/MM or something on PMR.
- 2E0LMI listening to ISS on work lunch break at Siddington village disused lock flight.
- 2W0LMI/P Caves On The Air... no, strangely enough, I didn't make a contact.
- Listening to GB3WH. Best place in house for reception is in bathroom that's in centre of house with no windows. Yeah, weird, I've never worked out why.

UV-5wRhere? Uv5rpl10

Anyone else want to share photos of them whipping theirs out?? Wink

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PostSubject: Re: UV-5wRhere?   UV-5wRhere? Icon_minitimeSat Jan 27, 2024 7:42 pm

Whilst under Monkton Farleigh this lunch time for some much needed exercise, pulled it out and tried the FM calling frequencies on 2m & 70cm.

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utuber Raisa may have made contacts easily on HF with a 100W in to a dipole buried a couple of inches under the ground, but with me having 20' of bath stone above and between me and the open air, and a couple of miles of it spreading out in all horizontal directions, no prizes for anyone guessing how many contacts I made using a 4W V/UHF HT. Stupid experiment I know, but if I didn't try it I would never know for sure  Laughing

Anyone else finding they are addicted to their little Baofeng's just like younger generations are addicted to their phones? Love to see your pics of using in strange places if you do... or is it just me that can't put the little handie down? Embarassed

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