Search found 2 matches

by txyaloo
Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Where to begin with a HAM radio?
Replies: 203
Views: 41240

Re: Where to begin with a HAM radio?

RoyGBiv wrote:
bblhd672 wrote:
bblhd672 wrote:Just ordered this one and a USB programming cable. The description says it has an "improved" antenna, so I didn't order another one until I get an idea how well this one that comes with it works.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00MA ... pldnSite=1
Got my new radio last night (gotta love Amazon same day delivery!). Didn't get home till 10:30 so haven't done anything with it but unbox and skim the manual. Lots of new terms/acronyms to learn!

It's been 35 years since I was Radioman in Navy, but hopefully some of that stuff I learned is still recall-able in my brain!
You Navy guys are brave... I don't like transmitting @5 watts close to my melon. At 8 watts I'd be using an external speaker/mic for sure. :lol:

Here is a lesson for Apple... :thumbs2:
the BF-F8HP maintains full cross accessory compatibility with all previous UV-5R accessories
This is a really nicely-spec'd radio... I might have to have one. Looks like it's already supported on CHIRP too.
The only missing improvement I really wold like to see from Baofeng would be some better level of waterproofness.
Baofeng has several waterproof HTs. They're ~$40.
by txyaloo
Tue Jun 06, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Where to begin with a HAM radio?
Replies: 203
Views: 41240

Re: Where to begin with a HAM radio?

I recently passed my technician exam and barely missed passing extra. I mainly used two sites and an android app for studying.

I found this one the best for my learning style: https://hamstudy.org/tech2014

Being able to track trends and identify areas where I needed to put in a little more work helped.

I also used: https://hamexam.org/flash_cards/12-Technician

I own a few Baofengs that I bought before getting licensed. They work fine. I also have a TYT MD-390 for DMR which I like a lot. Houston metro has great DMR coverage and promiscuous mode along with the DMR users list on the modified firmware is nice

Return to “Where to begin with a HAM radio?”