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Any Rover HAMs Here?

Discussion in 'General Land Rover Forum' started by Barbados, Jun 3, 2015.

  1. TheQ

    TheQ Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Brian, I was referring to the UV-5R, although I had read up on the 888s as well, because I look after a set of pmrs used by my model railway club for stewarding during their exhibitions. They had been using pmr before I joined, but had problems due to improper channel changing and use. Now I've set up proper radio procedure it worked well this year.

    We have a set of pmrs at home used between the house and the 150 yards down to the model railway shed

    I'm currently refitting the cab of the 110 and that will have CB as will my motor boat and the house. I will also have mounting points for the UV-5R in them, so they are easy to use for whatever duty I'm on at the sailing club.
    I first became involved with radio in the RAF, which is where I first got involved with the ham world, later although I was a radar man I was ( with others) responsible for looking after the radios on site.

    Pye Westminster now that's going back a bit, although they were still in production when I first got involved with electronics, there were quite a few Cambridges around then as well.
    I also remember Marconi tf series equipment as I used some but after all these years which model was which all go into a blur.
     
  2. Barbados

    Barbados Active Member

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    Very good info mates. I was wondering how the transceivers are sold to non HAMS since you have to present proof of qualifications before they even discuss the radios.
    Most of the these Chinese radios are easily programmed with the programming cable indeed.

    Cheers.
     
  3. brian47

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    Equipment, particularly "hand held" is pretty freely available. I don't think that there is a requirement to produce any licence or permit, as there used to be a long, long tome ago, when Pontius was a trainee pilot.
    The Baofeng kit, although it doesn't fully meet the UK regulations when offered for sale is presented as PMR466, which is licence free.
     
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    If you've done any repairs to portable and mobile kit you'll be aware that the transmitter output is fairly easy to tune up, a germanium diode and an AVO and you've got a rudimentary field strength indicator, then tune for maximum smoke. The problems come when you're trying to tune up the receiver front end or set up the modulation levels.
    With the TF2950, it's a complete mobile radio test bench in one box. I first came across the beast while I was a radio technician in the Home Office.
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    All-in-all, it's a useful bit of kit. As I've already said, this version, the /8 will handle the CB band, 2 metres and 70cms, AM/FM and CW. The power meter handles 15 watts but with an attenuator that can be pushed up. I am able to go to 50 watts and will measure modulation, both AM and FM.
    My last employer wouldn't let me keep the12 Ghz Signal generator, the spectrum analyser or the vector network analyser, but I'd be hard pushed to find anything to do with them today.
     
  5. Barbados

    Barbados Active Member

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    Dont know about the UK but in the US and Canada, its a must even when HAMS post for sale ads online they specify that proof if HAM qualifications needed before any transactions.

    Happy to see a number of HAMs here.
     
  6. RogerStenning

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    Just found this 'ere thread (oops!), so better chime in...

    G1LIW, since 1985 :)

    Currently plumbing in my FT-8900R into my Disco 2, but been messing about /M for some time now (at first with an old FT-290R Mk 1 on the dash of a Ford Fiesta 1.1L back in the distant mists of time :D )

    Also have a FT-817ND for portabubble QRP ops, but don't use it that often.

    In addition, handhelds x 4 (1 x VX-5R Yaesu tri-band, 1 x Icom ID-51E dual band D-STAR, and 2 x Baofeng UV-5R dual banders, the last two used on an almost daily basis due to low cost, as they can be slung into work bags without too much worry or concern about them being knocked about, unlike the other hand helds ;)

    "Work you further down the log",
    73,
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    G1LIW