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by KC8RYW
Fri May 17, 2013 11:11 am
Forum: Dayton 2013
Topic: Whatcha Lookin' to Score at Hamvention?
Replies: 8
Views: 5199

Whatcha Lookin' to Score at Hamvention?

Everybody's got some stuff they're lookin' to find at Hamvention. Post your list, and maybe one of us Hamsexy folks might have what you're lookin' for. Sure saves time searching around the flea market, and then having to haggle with stinky hams. I'll go first: + Astro Saber Public Safety speaker mic...
by KC8RYW
Sun May 12, 2013 7:38 pm
Forum: Dayton 2013
Topic: Who is going?
Replies: 34
Views: 15786

Re: Who is going?

I'm going. Commuting up by bus from the Nati on Saturday.

PS: my carry-on bag can hold two Syntor X VHF of UHF 110W radio drawers, if anyone has any.
by KC8RYW
Mon Apr 23, 2012 1:08 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Miami Hamfest, Feb 1-2, Miami, FL.
Replies: 10
Views: 7936

Re: Miami Hamfest, Feb 1-2, Miami, FL.

Suggestion #1: Hoveround repair and tune-up table. +1 How about a table with a dummy load, a wattmeter, a signal generator, frequency counter and a high current 12VDC source, etc., complete with someone who both guards the test equipment from walking off and helps test their stuff. Maybe have a hat...
by KC8RYW
Wed Sep 21, 2011 8:59 pm
Forum: VoIP/IRLP/EchoLink etc
Topic: IRLP: SNAFU
Replies: 0
Views: 14535

IRLP: SNAFU

The irlp.net website, the irlp.net email system (including installs), and the echo reflector are experiencing problems right now.

Since we don't know what the issue is, there is no ETA on when it will be working again.

Dave Cameron
VE7LTD
by KC8RYW
Tue Apr 26, 2011 4:05 pm
Forum: VoIP/IRLP/EchoLink etc
Topic: Low latency IP Audio streaming for remote base?
Replies: 14
Views: 11376

Re: Low latency IP Audio streaming for remote base?

Who said IRLP needs to use their boards? :baby: There's nothing that exciting about IRLP boards. Some LEDs, an 8870 for DTMF decoding (which is fed to the parallel port I/O lines), and some logic-level stuff for PTT and Aux outputs from the parallel port I/O lines. The whole damn thing runs off of a...
by KC8RYW
Wed Feb 03, 2010 8:28 am
Forum: VoIP/IRLP/EchoLink etc
Topic: FCC Report and Order
Replies: 10
Views: 8851

Re: FCC Report and Order

What ever happened to auxiliary on 2 meters?

I just ID the RoIP radio on 2 meters as a repeater station, to use 2 meters and to cover my rear with regards to "content" repeated.
by KC8RYW
Thu Oct 15, 2009 4:08 am
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: amplification and p25
Replies: 6
Views: 6095

Re: amplification and p25

As far as I know...

As long as you are using C4FM modulation, it shouldn't be an issue. Class C works.

Now, if you're driving an amplifier into compression, than you might have some issues. Wowbagger, speaketh!
by KC8RYW
Fri Oct 09, 2009 3:16 am
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Parkersburg, WV Hamfest.........well, swapmeet
Replies: 3
Views: 3817

Re: Parkersburg, WV Hamfest.........well, swapmeet

Oops. Guess who works weekends and forgot to request it off. :tsgay:
by KC8RYW
Tue Jan 08, 2008 2:12 am
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Mansfield, Ohio
Replies: 12
Views: 6720

Re: Mansfield, Ohio

ka8ypy wrote:Sunday February 10

Richland County Fairgrounds.

http://www.iarc.ws/hamfest.htm

Since I will be at my folks house for a couple of days in Galion, I am planning on hitting this one.

Who else from Ohio and surrounding area is coming?
Pencil me in as a maybe.
by KC8RYW
Wed Oct 24, 2007 8:03 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Encryption on P25
Replies: 89
Views: 61100

Rayjk110 wrote:No no, I'm talking about plain XL to XL, simplex. No IMBE involved. I generally only use OFB for IMBE stuff, altho I have not tried XL with IMBE.
Try it. You'll like it. :baby:
by KC8RYW
Wed Oct 24, 2007 2:14 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Encryption on P25
Replies: 89
Views: 61100

I use DES-OFB on almost a daily basis. Sounds just like regular IMBE, too! I used to use XL, but it sounded so windy and grainy that I couldn't stand listening to it for too long. What are you going on about? DES-XL over P25 suffers no noticeable loss in audio quality. If it sounded grainy, you wer...
by KC8RYW
Wed Oct 24, 2007 2:27 am
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Encryption on P25
Replies: 89
Views: 61100

Ah, yes. DES and DES-XL outside of P25. Two digital modes. Both of which sound like complete crap. :baby:
by KC8RYW
Tue Oct 23, 2007 12:20 am
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Encryption on P25
Replies: 89
Views: 61100

OK, fine, let's just let every script kiddie in the neighborhood on our wifi network.
by KC8RYW
Tue Oct 23, 2007 12:15 am
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Why The XTS 5000
Replies: 70
Views: 50143

The County Sheriff here wants to move to the MARCS system. Hmm.

Give up lowband simplex for 800 trunking.

Given the terrain in the area (hilly), it'd be better to stay with lowband simplex, but what do I know.
by KC8RYW
Mon Sep 24, 2007 3:53 pm
Forum: VoIP/IRLP/EchoLink etc
Topic: IRLP - The Fedora Legacy Project is shutting down, by WY0X
Replies: 8
Views: 7247

Node 4018 is alive and kicking in Zanesville, OH.

No one ever uses it though. Maybe because it's a quarter wave on a cookie sheet?

Maybe I'll remember this week on Wednesday.

Yep, now it's in my Google calendar. It's official.
by KC8RYW
Mon Sep 17, 2007 8:41 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Saber Keyloader
Replies: 13
Views: 7387

edit: Oh, the 3011s come in 4 different revisions: AX, BX, CX, and DX. Only a DX will load Astro radios. A CX can be upgraded to a DX if you know someone with the firmware image and the ability to blow it to chips. Is there an easy way to know if an "A" version has been upgraded? Mine has a worn as...
by KC8RYW
Wed Aug 29, 2007 4:41 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: findlay ohio hamfest
Replies: 8
Views: 4826

I predict a lot of radios with water damage?
by KC8RYW
Mon Aug 27, 2007 8:38 pm
Forum: VoIP/IRLP/EchoLink etc
Topic: Easiest CW-IDer for IRLP ever.
Replies: 1
Views: 3185

Easiest CW-IDer for IRLP ever.

http://rob.pectol.com/irlp/content/view/2/

Code: Select all

wget rob.pectol.com/irlp/cwid_install.sh && sh ./cwid_install.sh
Simple editing of the config files and you're set.
by KC8RYW
Tue Aug 21, 2007 1:37 am
Forum: VoIP/IRLP/EchoLink etc
Topic: KC8RYW simplex node 4018 is up! Try calling me!
Replies: 5
Views: 5839

Rayjk110 wrote:Yeah you sounded good with my test with you.

Nice loud, crisp audio. Nadda problem!
I'm not surprised.

All Motorola radios on this end. :mjban:
by KC8RYW
Mon Aug 20, 2007 11:34 pm
Forum: VoIP/IRLP/EchoLink etc
Topic: KC8RYW simplex node 4018 is up! Try calling me!
Replies: 5
Views: 5839

I'm using this for a CW-ID'r.

http://rob.pectol.com/irlp/content/view/2/

Very easy to setup.
by KC8RYW
Mon Aug 20, 2007 8:17 pm
Forum: VoIP/IRLP/EchoLink etc
Topic: KC8RYW simplex node 4018 is up! Try calling me!
Replies: 5
Views: 5839

The node is now up. I moved to where there isn't an IRLP node for like 50 miles. I decided to be nice and use 2 meter simplex and PL to let the :ham:'s use it. A big thanks goes to JAYMZ for helpin' me out with supplies. Dial it up and tell me what you think. I'll be up till at least midnight EST --...
by KC8RYW
Fri Aug 17, 2007 12:07 am
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Anyone need an IMPRES bank charger?
Replies: 11
Views: 5968

Yea, the displays are like ~$100 from Ma /\/\.
by KC8RYW
Mon Aug 13, 2007 7:35 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: IMBE repeater on the cheap.
Replies: 25
Views: 12749

I had hammies 5 KHz up at a hamfest telling my over and over my radio was broken when I was transmitting P25. Heh. I think next time I'll turn off mixed mode so I don't have to hear the whining. :ham:
by KC8RYW
Tue Jul 24, 2007 3:15 pm
Forum: EQUIPMENT REVIEWS
Topic: VX-6R
Replies: 9
Views: 7873

Since when did your FT-60 not have a low battery indicator? Mine has a flashing battery symbol, MTS2000 style. The VX-6R is a DAMN nice radio. Honestly, I'm kicking myself for buying the FT60 so soon (I got it the day after it came out), I would much rather have waiting awhile and got the 6R. I don...
by KC8RYW
Tue Jul 24, 2007 6:05 am
Forum: EQUIPMENT REVIEWS
Topic: VX-6R
Replies: 9
Views: 7873

Let me explain my thought process outloud so you know where I'm coming from, OK? I'm looking at using it for monitoring the audio of a UHF TV station. Basically, so I can wander away for a second at work and be able to tell everything is going OK (at least audio-wise.) Maybe even use headphones. I t...
by KC8RYW
Tue Jul 24, 2007 4:56 am
Forum: EQUIPMENT REVIEWS
Topic: VX-6R
Replies: 9
Views: 7873

???

I'm sure one of you :ham: on here have one.
by KC8RYW
Mon Jul 23, 2007 6:52 pm
Forum: EQUIPMENT REVIEWS
Topic: VX-6R
Replies: 9
Views: 7873

VX-6R

Anyone have one?

Is the SMA antenna like the VX-5R, or is it re-inforced like the VX150 / FT-60?
by KC8RYW
Thu Jul 19, 2007 5:01 am
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: HAMSEXY is the best place for ASTRO newbies
Replies: 56
Views: 28627

Credicon wrote:I'll still say that there are some voices that do not work with IMBE, one being the higher pitched female voices.

Not a problem.

Ham radio is a total sausage-fest anyway.
:baby:
by KC8RYW
Thu Jul 12, 2007 12:10 am
Forum: EQUIPMENT REVIEWS
Topic: iCom IC-P7A
Replies: 6
Views: 5671

My Radio Shack Pro-83 has more buttons than that portable. And the Pro 83 a freeking SCANNER. Have fun twirlin' the VFO.... :baby:
by KC8RYW
Wed Jul 11, 2007 9:56 pm
Forum: EQUIPMENT REVIEWS
Topic: iCom IC-P7A
Replies: 6
Views: 5671

Rayjk110 wrote:Hey, ya gotta have something frequency-agile in the collection.

You HAD something frequency-agile in your collection. :baby:
by KC8RYW
Mon Jun 04, 2007 8:49 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Hall of Science ARC in Queens, 6/10 (sorry, big)
Replies: 19
Views: 9113

What program / OS are those screen captures from? :baby:
by KC8RYW
Sun May 27, 2007 2:00 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Princeton, IL (Starved Rock Radio Club)
Replies: 3
Views: 2605

You forgot the most important of all:

WHY


:baby:
by KC8RYW
Sat May 26, 2007 11:38 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Icom P25 sale
Replies: 8
Views: 5040

You think 900 Maxtracs would qualify? I've got a garage full of 'em. No, those are actually useful. Maxtrac 800's with 5-pin logic boards and non-talk around RF boards... those are probably the most useless mobile around. I have two. I'm still scratching my head as to what the hell they can be used...
by KC8RYW
Thu May 24, 2007 4:14 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: "Hybrid" repeater which features both FM and D-Sta
Replies: 30
Views: 15668

K8TEK wrote:Why do hammies feel the need to label their repeaters? Putting the callsign, input/output freqencies, and the pl on the front of the repeater is just gay. Nobody cares!

http://metro-uhf.org/repeaters/hoodroad ... th-PA.html

:bnypancake: