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by ka8ypy
Wed Dec 09, 2009 6:32 am
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: A little help for an astro n00b
Replies: 15
Views: 20019

Re: A little help for an astro n00b

Being that your radio has both trunking and FPP, you'll probably not want to touch it with anything newer than Astro25 CPS R09.xx or you run the risk of losing FPP capability. Now, in the past this was applicable to radios with trunking and only Q52. Honestly, yours is the first I've seen to have Q...
by ka8ypy
Mon Oct 05, 2009 10:57 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Belton, TX - 3 Oct 2009
Replies: 14
Views: 11403

Re: Belton, TX - 3 Oct 2009

The dude with the military pole kits is from Maryland. He bid on and won several lots a year or so ago and did not realize that he was bidding on pallets and not bags. Big difference between 24 bags and 24 pallets.... Yeah, there's people who actually modify the pole kits as portable antenna masts ...
by ka8ypy
Mon Oct 05, 2009 4:00 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Belton, TX - 3 Oct 2009
Replies: 14
Views: 11403

Re: Belton, TX - 3 Oct 2009

The dude with the military pole kits is from Maryland. He bid on and won several lots a year or so ago and did not realize that he was bidding on pallets and not bags. Big difference between 24 bags and 24 pallets....
by ka8ypy
Mon Mar 23, 2009 10:06 am
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Motorola MIB Strings on PPP Interface for Astro Series
Replies: 9
Views: 13294

Re: Motorola MIB Strings on PPP Interface for Astro Series

airwaves882 wrote:now if i could only figure how to flip the switch for P25, I belive its loaded in the radio just has to be enabled.
But I could be totally wrong.
I don't believe a PR1500 will do P25....Someone will come along to correct me if I am wrong.
by ka8ypy
Mon Mar 16, 2009 4:30 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: mmmm crack
Replies: 6
Views: 9609

Re: mmmm crack

But i don't see the castoff crack (XTS3500)????
by ka8ypy
Sat Mar 14, 2009 7:56 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Encryption on P25
Replies: 89
Views: 85869

Re: Encryption on P25

akardam wrote:It's like buying cast alloy rims for a Pinto!
Don't even tell us you didn't pimp your Pinto as a young nerd?????? :baby:
by ka8ypy
Fri Mar 06, 2009 4:46 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: IC-92AD and OFs
Replies: 10
Views: 12285

Re: IC-92AD and OFs

I've played around with an IC-V82 with the D-STAR board installed and I wasn't that impressed with the audio quality of AMBE over IMBE. Maybe its Icom's own AMBE implementation, but it sounds way more like RealAudio 1.0 on a 28.8k modem. I know IMBE (at least in P25) can sound like that sometimes b...
by ka8ypy
Mon Feb 09, 2009 8:47 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Winterfest N. VA.
Replies: 2
Views: 3584

Re: Winterfest N. VA.

Date and place??
by ka8ypy
Sat Jan 31, 2009 11:00 am
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Timonium, MD Hamsexual Fest
Replies: 3
Views: 3833

Re: Timonium, MD Hamsexual Fest

I'll bring the loader.

All I have left for chargers are Saber gang chargers.
by ka8ypy
Fri Jan 30, 2009 8:07 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Timonium, MD Hamsexual Fest
Replies: 3
Views: 3833

Re: Timonium, MD Hamsexual Fest

I should be there, and will have BL1 and Green loaded up, both in analog and P25.

Do you have the key to load into your radio or do I need to bring the keyloader??
by ka8ypy
Fri Sep 05, 2008 1:33 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Shelby NC 2008 is back at a new location.
Replies: 50
Views: 30995

Re: Shelby NC 2008 is back at a new location.

http://s25.photobucket.com/albums/c79/bebop5/Shelby%20Dallas%202008/ What the heck is that POS on the right though? Are those fishing poles and shit for surf fishing attached to that thing? :anus: Thanks Tom, I needed a good laugh today, now I need a new keyboard as well. I wonder if anyone knows t...
by ka8ypy
Mon Aug 04, 2008 8:36 pm
Forum: EQUIPMENT REVIEWS
Topic: Yaesu ft-8800 dual band mobile
Replies: 31
Views: 34465

Re: Yaesu ft-8800 dual band mobile

M3ECM wrote:RJ-11 crimp tool ftw!
Do you use those over there??? :baby:
by ka8ypy
Thu Jul 03, 2008 11:10 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: P25 repeaters
Replies: 75
Views: 84435

Re: P25 repeaters

$2600 to $4000 is what a used Quantar typically goes for, sometimes more. I'm not sure what it would be over on your side of the pond, save shipping from here. I don't know where your looking but typical range for a Quantar has been $1200 - $2500 for the last several sold on EBay depending on UHF o...
by ka8ypy
Wed Jul 02, 2008 10:37 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: d-chat for astro
Replies: 26
Views: 23056

Re: d-chat for astro

If I remember 100%, D-chat lets you send text between computers using the d-star radios as modems. That being said, there are quite a few things being introduced since I saw that demo last summer. You are correct, think of it as your own personal chat line for amateurs. If your buddy has D-Star and...
by ka8ypy
Tue Jun 17, 2008 2:51 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: HamCom 2008 - Plano, TX
Replies: 44
Views: 32598

Re: HamCom 2008 - Plano, TX

n0xmz wrote:I went ahead and posted the pics on the front page. If anyone has a list of all the names/callsigns, either edit it yourself or let me know and I'll be happy to add it.
Could you crop the pics a little so they don't bleed over into the other information on the right hand side?

Nice pics BTW.
by ka8ypy
Fri Jun 13, 2008 10:46 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Manassas, Va hamfest
Replies: 15
Views: 10839

Re: Manassas, Va hamfest

Saw the hardline too, but wasn't sure what I'd do with it. :) The tailgate was slim (probably due to the heat), but the indoors spaces were mostly sold out, so we did well there. I bought 150' 300ohm window line and misc bits and pieces for various needs. The rest of the time, I was running around ...
by ka8ypy
Fri Jun 13, 2008 5:40 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Manassas, Va hamfest
Replies: 15
Views: 10839

Re: Manassas, Va hamfest

whls3 wrote:Okay, no reports? I missed it due to arthritis! Don't get old. Was it any good?
Hot, humid, tailgate was only a 1/4 to 1/3 of what it normally is. On a good note, i walked away with 60' of 7/8 andrews hardline for free.
by ka8ypy
Tue Jun 03, 2008 10:43 am
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: HamCom 2008 - Plano, TX
Replies: 44
Views: 32598

Re: HamCom 2008 - Plano, TX

You talking 'bout the dude that hauls a good couple dozen or so of used DBs/Station Masters and sells em for $25? Man I wish I jumped on a VHF one but no way was I fitting that shit in my car. Do like a friend of mine did, sling it under the car and tied it to the bottom of the front and rear bumper.
by ka8ypy
Tue May 13, 2008 2:39 pm
Forum: EQUIPMENT REVIEWS
Topic: 857d or icom 706 mkIIg
Replies: 9
Views: 13904

Re: 857d or icom 706 mkIIg

I like my 706MkIIg, But it really depends on which one you like. I believe they are about equal performance wise. If you get the chance to play with them side by side then do so and see which strike your fancy.
by ka8ypy
Sat Apr 26, 2008 10:36 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Spartanburg SC hamfest May 3rd 2008
Replies: 8
Views: 6221

Re: Spartanburg SC hamfest May 3rd 2008

Mong wrote:Call me a dumbass, I don't know why I posted it here instead of the hamfest forum Image
Moved it for ya.
by ka8ypy
Thu Apr 24, 2008 5:04 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Spartanburg SC hamfest May 3rd 2008
Replies: 8
Views: 6221

Re: Spartanburg SC hamfest May 3rd 2008

FatherJack wrote:I still may put the Radio Flyer in the Trooper to pull him around in while there. If Magoo behaves, I may bring him too. :baby:
I take this to mean you got your new pal???
by ka8ypy
Mon Mar 31, 2008 1:15 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Timonium, MD, March 29th & 30th, 2008
Replies: 11
Views: 8000

Re: Timonium, MD, March 29th & 30th, 2008

OK, so maybe it wasn't '99 when I was there last. I know it was right after I got my ticket in '96. And I missed '06 as I was out of town. Was it as big in '06 as before? And will it ever happen again? Working on a new location and possibly a spring date instead of fall. And when you say "flashing ...
by ka8ypy
Mon Mar 31, 2008 9:43 am
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Timonium, MD, March 29th & 30th, 2008
Replies: 11
Views: 8000

Re: Timonium, MD, March 29th & 30th, 2008

Unlike PolarRescue, you didn't describe any vehicle or anything, so to find you would be difficult at best. And while Polar said to look for the red trailer, there were 3 in the cow palace. I asked about an Hamsexy price on an item at one red trailer, and was told it would probably cost me more. So...
by ka8ypy
Sun Mar 30, 2008 9:27 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Timonium, MD, March 29th & 30th, 2008
Replies: 11
Views: 8000

Re: Timonium, MD, March 29th & 30th, 2008

whls3 wrote:New guy will be there!
WTF were ya, did ya stop by and say hi to those of us freezing our nads off outside in the taIlgate area?? Shouldn't have been too hard to find if you were paying attention....
by ka8ypy
Fri Mar 28, 2008 4:12 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Timonium, MD, March 29th & 30th, 2008
Replies: 11
Views: 8000

Re: Timonium, MD, March 29th & 30th, 2008

Headin' out tonight to grab tailgate spots for the crew and what not. See everyone on Saturday.
by ka8ypy
Wed Mar 12, 2008 8:11 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: d-chat for astro
Replies: 26
Views: 23056

Re: d-chat for astro

If I remember 100%, D-chat lets you send text between computers using the d-star radios as modems. That being said, there are quite a few things being introduced since I saw that demo last summer. You are correct, think of it as your own personal chat line for amateurs. If your buddy has D-Star and...
by ka8ypy
Fri Mar 07, 2008 11:05 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Charlotte NC March 8th & 9th
Replies: 28
Views: 17447

Re: Charlotte NC March 8th & 9th

Hmmmmm, still trying to picture Mong, W2WTF, KG4CGC and I in something like a Prius. It would be funny, CGC would suffocate and if Mong, WTF and I ate a po full of pintos with onions and a pone of cornbread before we tried it, CGC would never survive....... It's just a daydream anyway, even if we c...
by ka8ypy
Mon Feb 25, 2008 6:12 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Timonium, MD, March 29th & 30th, 2008
Replies: 11
Views: 8000

Re: Timonium, MD, March 29th & 30th, 2008

I plan on tailgating both days I have three spaces reserved.
by ka8ypy
Sun Feb 17, 2008 11:30 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Salem, OR Hamfair aka Rickreall
Replies: 7
Views: 6859

Re: Salem, OR Hamfair aka Rickreall

KE7JFF wrote:...good grief...
Oh, Charlie Brown.....Won't you ever learn??
by ka8ypy
Sun Feb 17, 2008 12:30 am
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Salem, OR Hamfair aka Rickreall
Replies: 7
Views: 6859

Re: Salem, OR Hamfair aka Rickreall

KE7JFF wrote:Alright, here's my pictures from me going solo.
I really expected to see something else..... :mjban:
by ka8ypy
Tue Feb 12, 2008 12:48 am
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Mansfield, Ohio
Replies: 12
Views: 9317

Well have fun at the fest? freeze your ya-ya's off? I didn't go, is probably a good thing, as I had to take a trip to the ER tonight, my BP took off and went through the roof, it was very close to what it was when I had my stroke. Right now I am on some really good drugs (anti anxiety meds?) and ne...
by ka8ypy
Thu Feb 07, 2008 12:45 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Mansfield, Ohio
Replies: 12
Views: 9317

Well, I was all set to go, a friend is taking a van load down, had an extra seat and extra ticket for me. But mother nature stepped in, now I'll be at the EOC dealing with flooding A good bit of N.W Ohio will be under water sounds like. :baby: Hopefully Mansfield will drain by the weekend, My folk'...
by ka8ypy
Wed Feb 06, 2008 1:56 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Mansfield, Ohio
Replies: 12
Views: 9317

Well, I was all set to go, a friend is taking a van load down, had an extra seat and extra ticket for me. But mother nature stepped in, now I'll be at the EOC dealing with flooding A good bit of N.W Ohio will be under water sounds like. :baby: Hopefully Mansfield will drain by the weekend, My folk'...
by ka8ypy
Sun Feb 03, 2008 2:14 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Richmond, VA Frostfest
Replies: 7
Views: 5351

All in all, since this hamfest has been shrinking, I think RIR worked out for them. I would have liked to have seen more room in the isles, they were maybe eight feet wide, I believe fire code requires 10 feet, but not sure. Directions sucked unless you knew where you were going, something they plan...
by ka8ypy
Sun Jan 27, 2008 11:24 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Richmond, VA Frostfest
Replies: 7
Views: 5351

n3ntx wrote:can't go.

got a promotional test that day. however, i think i am wasting my time. :soap:
You could always come to work in PG...... :baby: