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Discussion in 'Ham Radio - CB - Trail Communications' started by SethD, January 28, 2002.

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  1. Bwana Bob

    Bwana Bob Active Member

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    Welcome aboard, Gary!

    73,

    Bwana Bob, WB2VUF
     
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  3. GaryO

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    Thanks!

    Thanks for the weclome! :)

    73,
    Gary - KB9VGD
     
  4. StormChase99XLT

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    Checking in -

    KC3CKY
     
  5. rizzjc

    rizzjc Scubajoe - Radio Mod Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    Welcome! What kind of gear do you have? Home, mobile? How long have you been licensed?
     
  6. StormChase99XLT

    StormChase99XLT Member

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    Licensed since 11/13, commercial radio technician since 2003. No home gear, took it all out (I never use it since I'm never home).

    I'm a commercial brat when it comes to gear. Not a single one of my radios has VFO, and nearly all of them require PC programming.

    Mobile:
    11 Meter - Cobra 19 Ultra III
    2 Meter - Vertex Standard VX-4205 (136-174)
    70Cm & Business - Motorola CM300 (403-470)
    County Fire - Kenwood TK8180 (450-512)

    See more here: http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=408726

    Portable:
    2 Meter - Motorola HT1250 (136-174)
    70Cm - Motorola HT1250 (403-470)
    Fire & Business - Motorola XTS1500 (450-520)
     
  7. rizzjc

    rizzjc Scubajoe - Radio Mod Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    Sounds good. Now we all know where to send our stuff for repair. ;)
     
  8. Albino 94LTD

    Albino 94LTD Recovering from Moab 2016 Elite Explorer

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    Newbie Tech just got my sign.

    KG7PKQ

    73 ;-)
     
  9. rizzjc

    rizzjc Scubajoe - Radio Mod Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    Congrats on the new ticket! You have any gear yet?
     
  10. Albino 94LTD

    Albino 94LTD Recovering from Moab 2016 Elite Explorer

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    Thank you
    Yes. Baofeng UV 5R plus for now. My main goal was better field communications. Several of the guys I wheel with are Hams too.
     
  11. rizzjc

    rizzjc Scubajoe - Radio Mod Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    I have one of those as well. Almost can't go won't for the price!
     
  12. Albino 94LTD

    Albino 94LTD Recovering from Moab 2016 Elite Explorer

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    Basically free. (Discover cash back awards) :)
     
  13. OV1Aviator

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    K5GLB, Gary, Myrtle Beach, SC
    Technician June 19, 2014, General June 28, 2014

    Yaesu ft-60R
    Yaesu FT-890 - not connected yet. Putting Fan Diploe in attic this week. Still have to fish wall
    Yaesu FT-8800 R for mobile - ordered yesterday

    Anyone have pics of installation in 2014 Explorer?

    73,

    Gary
     
  14. rizzjc

    rizzjc Scubajoe - Radio Mod Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    Wow, welcome Gary! You haven't wasted any time! Nice set of radios. I just put an 8800 in my Focus this year.
     
  15. OV1Aviator

    OV1Aviator New Member

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    Thanks Joe,

    I have a 2014 Explorer Sport. I really wanted the Kenwood D710A, but the remote head was a lot larger than I wanted, so I looked at the Yaesu 8800.

    Our club sometimes gets donated equipment and offers it as a silent auction for the members. That's how I got the FT890. Just using the FT-60R now for checking in on the nets and with a mag antenna when travelling. Can't wait to get the Ft-890 up and running and the 8800 installed in the Explorer.
     
  16. rizzjc

    rizzjc Scubajoe - Radio Mod Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    Space is kinda tight in my Focus, so I installed the 8800 head on a flexible shaft bolted to the seat bolt on the passenger side. Still haven't found a better place for the mic other than the cupholder, and the radio is velcro-ed to the carpet under the passenger side dash.
     
  17. OV1Aviator

    OV1Aviator New Member

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    My 8800 should be here Tuesday, but it'll probably be next weekend before I can try and get it installed. Although the Explorer is big, finding a good place to put it isn't easy. Once I get it installed, I'll post a pic.
     
  18. rizzjc

    rizzjc Scubajoe - Radio Mod Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    I'm with you on that. Most cars, no matter the size, don't have the most space in them anymore. Although the LIDO mounts are probably the best, I found a cheaper arm to mount my radio head on. Something like a vent mount would have been nice, but I don't have standard vents. It's just not that easy anymore. Looking forward to seeing the install.
     
  19. OV1Aviator

    OV1Aviator New Member

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    Joe,

    I wasn't aware of the LIDO mounts. I looked at them online and they do have some pretty good options. I'll have to dig a little deeper.

    Off on a trip for now.

    Thanks,

    Gary
    K5GLB
     
  20. johnny499

    johnny499 Elite Explorer

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    KB0NAC here in Minnesota.
    I have:
    Kenwood TH-78, my first radio
    Yaesu FT-8900 in the mountaineer
    Baofeng uv5ra just because.
    Just gathering parts to setup APRS unit with the following.
    IC-229
    Nuvi 350
    Open tracker T3-Mini on order.
     
  21. rizzjc

    rizzjc Scubajoe - Radio Mod Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    Welcome! We have almost the same setup! TH-78A was my first radio, NOT currently working, FT-8800 in my car,
    and a uv5r as well.
     

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