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Forum: General Discussion 06-14-2019, 07:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 47
Posted By paulears
Re: Mobile Unit Antenna far from base question

the cable length of course impacts on reception too - so increasing the output power would mean reception would still suffer, but to be fair, the cable length isn't a crazy length or loss. the...
Forum: General Discussion 06-12-2019, 06:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 47
Posted By paulears
Re: Mobile Unit Antenna far from base question

200ft is a serious run for UHF. To be honest, this is where repeaters up high work the best - everyone has a path to them, and they are up in the clear. your cable idea might work, you will lose...
Forum: General Discussion 06-08-2019, 11:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 324
Posted By paulears
Re: Antenna Question

Being a Brit, I had a mental image of a huge fella trying to squeeze into a tiny airplane.
Forum: General Discussion 06-08-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 27
Posted By paulears
Re: How to get LESS reception?

It's not about distance, it's about signal strength. If the jammer reaches as far as the circuit, then all you can do is add an attenuator, but of course if your radios are weaker than the jammer,...
Forum: General Discussion 05-29-2019, 02:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 72
Posted By paulears
Re: Baofeng uv5r issue.

First place I'd head to is the voltage regulator that supplies the 3.3V most of the design relies on. There's a few capacitors and then the small 3 leg device that provides 3.3V from the 7.4V...
Forum: General Discussion 05-29-2019, 02:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 632
Posted By paulears
Re: FM transmitter booster - can it even work?

Sadly, the OP had no clue about electronics, got totally confused with what the circuits his links led to, the power dissipation of the devices, the alternatives considered and what the devices...
Forum: General Discussion 05-27-2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 72
Posted By paulears
Re: Baofeng uv5r issue.

Probably not that hard to fix if you have the skills yourself, but frankly at the price they are just not worth paying somebody else to fix. I'm lucky enough to have the skills to fix radios, but to...
Forum: Amateur Radio 05-13-2019, 04:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 188
Posted By paulears
Re: Motorola XTNiD help required

Almost certainly a mismatch of the CTCSS or DPL codes. Probably more likely to be that the other radios just don't match. What will really help is a programmable radio that will operate on all the...
Forum: General Discussion 05-11-2019, 03:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 469
Posted By paulears
Re: Icom ic-f3162/f4162 programming issue

That does seem very restrictive if them? I guess they want you to go through the dealer network. It doesn’t help you but I wonder if this was why my kenwood nxdn mix with Icom was fruitless?
Forum: General Discussion 05-10-2019, 05:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 469
Posted By paulears
Re: Icom ic-f3162/f4162 programming issue

Got you! Now wanting to revert to the original software and firmware makes sense. Would it be worth swapping the board and seeing of the fault remains in the other radio, or moves with the board?...
Forum: General Discussion 05-09-2019, 04:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 469
Posted By paulears
Re: Icom ic-f3162/f4162 programming issue

I'm very confused now - what is the other dPMR radio model you want the 4162's to work with?
Forum: General Discussion 05-09-2019, 08:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 469
Posted By paulears
Re: Icom ic-f3162/f4162 programming issue

If the UT126 module is in, then you should have the digital operation? If you revert to the old firmware, not sure the digital board will function as it wasn't available when the unit first came out...
Forum: General Discussion 05-08-2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 469
Posted By paulears
Re: Icom ic-f3162/f4162 programming issue

What can't there software do? The radio's a pretty standard dPMR, with the usual facilities. Were you hoping to programme it to the more popular digital modes? Hope not, because you can't!
Forum: General Discussion 05-06-2019, 02:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 96
Posted By paulears
Re: VHF Antenna on a UHF Radio

A quarter wave for some VHF frequencies IS a ? wave at UHF. I have a VHF antenna on my van that matches quite well at UHF as a ?.

Jwilkers - remember that practically no hand-held antennas...
Forum: Introductions 04-29-2019, 05:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 594
Posted By paulears
Re: Good Afternoon!

Lower? The frequency that you use must be exactly the same as them - you may or may not be able to go to the smallest step and then make them match - I don't know your radio, but if you cannot...
Forum: Consumer (FRS / GMRS) Radios 04-28-2019, 08:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 279
Posted By paulears
Re: Power to Midland - MXT400 via RS-35M.

If this is worrying you, you may have chosen the wrong hobby - as it's just very basic stuff - however, I'll give it a shot.

The power cord that comes with the radio probably has bare ends. If...
Forum: Introductions 04-27-2019, 08:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 594
Posted By paulears
Re: Good Afternoon!

Sadly, yes. You also will find that the filtering on your radio, on TX and RX might be a bit, er, loose? If you are off the channel you want to be on, you'll also be on the one next door,...
Forum: Introductions 04-24-2019, 04:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 594
Posted By paulears
Re: Good Afternoon!

The last comment is I think the key. Your channels are off frequency a bit, so they only work close in.

Have a look at your radio and see if these frequencies are in it.
PMR Channel Frequency...
Forum: Introductions 04-23-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 594
Posted By paulears
Re: Good Afternoon!

So you could hear everyone, but they couldn't hear you more than 400m away? Sure it's on high power? The changes of course could be down to frequencies. Don;t forget that if you are using the PMR446...
Forum: Introductions 04-23-2019, 07:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 594
Posted By paulears
Re: Good Afternoon!

Ah - illegally, no problem. Lots of people do this. It should not have any issues in this area, and be able to communicate fine with a similar performance to the Baofengs. Can you describe the ...
Forum: Introductions 04-22-2019, 03:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 594
Posted By paulears
Re: Good Afternoon!

I assume you're in the US? Forgive a Brit advising on US systems, but as I understand it, your administration has tightened ups oil these things recently so your radio is essential an amateur band...
Forum: Marine Radios 04-21-2019, 06:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 314
Posted By paulears
Re: Can I use a marine radio on the shore

Well it does depend on where you are, but Marine band is a licenced band. Here in the UK, the rules mean that it's a maritime service, so the vessel has a licence and you as an operator have a...
Forum: Consumer (FRS / GMRS) Radios 04-17-2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 155
Posted By paulears
Re: Cobra PR4750WX

I have two way radios here that I bought in 1981 and they still work perfectly well with no speaker issues. My experience is that speaker failure is very rare. You could pull them apart but finding...
Forum: Digital Radios 04-15-2019, 04:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,130
Posted By paulears
Re: DTR Repeater Revisited

The DTR system really isn't geared up for repeaters. It's frequency hopping - picking the clear ones dynamically as required. This means that the fundamental operation of a repeater is compromised....
Forum: General Discussion 04-03-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 9,940
Posted By paulears
Re: Brand new baofeng uv5r and blinking red and green light

I must admit I very rarely remove a radio from the charger once it's charged - I are up on nicads and that's how I used them, and now I just carry on the same. Multiple 6 ways chargers just have the...
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