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  1. NobullSKS

    HAM radio.... is there a thread?

    If got a couple Beofeng handhelds...... recently paid for online testing prep course and test when I’m ready, but still turn em on in garage to listen every once in a while. I’ve heard one conversation really. Most just scan around until the weather again. Puget sound area.... I’m I in a low...
  2. ATCclears

    FCC warns Amateur Radio operators

    https://www.zerohedge.com/political/feds-warn-amateur-radio-operators-not-commit-criminals-acts-ahead-inauguration https://www.fcc.gov/document/amateur-personal-radio-users-reminded-not-use-radios-crimes
  3. Jbsheepdog

    New to Ham Radio, need some help

    Hey y’all, so I pulled the trigger on a Baofeng UV-5R+Plus. I honestly had no intention of really using it beyond “incase of emergency” but I’ve been ONLY listing to some ham channels and have been really intrigued with the capabilities of it, as well as getting in touch with like minded folk...
  4. ATCclears

    Cyber Monday deal on the Baofeng DM-1701 radio

    The radio: Baofeng DM-1701 dual band VHF/UHF radio with DMR Brushbeater discusses the DM-1701 on his blog: https://brushbeater.org/2020/11/30/a-quick-start-guide-to-the-baofeng-dm-1701/

    A Question For HAM Radio Enthusiasts

    Is there any value in a used HAM radio antenna/tower? Reason is a friend of mine stumbled on one (set up) where the owner is offering free providing the recipient remove it and guess who he wants to help him? According to him this thing is like a 150' tall and he seems to think there is some...
  6. Balco

    Ham Radio

    I’m in the market for my first one. Want one to be prepared fir the worst case scenario. What are the best brands and models for my $300 budget? Like to get my license after buying one. Thank you.
  7. RicInOR

    CA - Demand HAM Radio Repeaters Be Removed

    Fake outrage? Real threat? https://offgridsurvival.com/california-officials-declare-ham-radio-no-longer-a-benefit/ https://forums.qrz.com/index.php?threads/california-repeater-news-the-real-story.675941/
  8. P

    Ham Radio channels

    I have a baofeng radio and I want to program it to some local channels. Where can I find a list of local channels for the Longview Kelso and Vancouver/ Portland areas? And what channels should I program to? NOAA? Police blotter stations? No I dont have my ham radio license yet, this is just for...
  9. ATCclears

    Video - simple test of various antennas with HT ham radio

    Best bang for the buck: Nagoya NA-771 antenna https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KC4PWQQ/?ref=idea_lv_dp_vv_d
  10. ATCclears

    FCC cites Baofeng importer for illegally marketing unauthorized RF devices

    FCC Cites Baofeng Importer for Illegally Marketing Unauthorized RF Devices snippet: The FCC has issued a Citation and Order (Citation) to Amcrest Industries, LLC (formerly Foscam Digital Technologies, LLC), an importer and marketer of popular and inexpensive Baofeng hand-held transceivers...
  11. Oathkeeper1775

    Ham Radio Classes & Testing; Salem Area

    I do not have an angle; only sharing information. Testing $5.00 Salem, Oregon VE Sessions Classes with 2 meals $27.00 Ham Radio Classes in Salem, OR
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