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MDH33
09-14-2011, 03:31 PM
Will anyone be on the air today/tonight? I want to test a new radio install. I'll probably shout out on 146.460 and the Denver CCR around 5:00.

:thumb:

corsair23
09-14-2011, 04:19 PM
I could be on sometime between 6 & 6:30 - I'll try to remember to turn on the fancy CB just in case :hill:

Remind me what freq the Denver CCR is on again - I've got all mine named and can never remember what is what :o

MDH33
09-14-2011, 05:40 PM
I could be on sometime between 6 & 6:30 - I'll try to remember to turn on the fancy CB just in case :hill:

Remind me what freq the Denver CCR is on again - I've got all mine named and can never remember what is what :o

Denver CCR is 145.310. I'll try at 6:15ish. I can usually hit folks in Denver on the 146.460 simplex channel too from up here in Evergreen. Thanks!

DaveInDenver
09-14-2011, 06:14 PM
I'll run down and listen to both for a few minutes at 1815.

MDH33
09-14-2011, 07:13 PM
I'll run down and listen to both for a few minutes at 1815.

Sorry I missed you Dave, but I had a short but very clear QSO with Jeff shortly after 1800. The radio and antenna seem to be working fine. I'll try some of the repeaters Friday in the morning and afternoon on my way to/from work. around 0630 and 1730. :thumb:

corsair23
09-15-2011, 01:45 PM
Good talking with you Martin...Still amazes me the reach HAM has :)

Sorry I'm wasn't more technical about signal strength etc...Hard to watch the display while driving up Broadway at that time of day :hill: - I'd say you were S6 to S7

MDH33
09-16-2011, 06:08 PM
So, I've had a few QSO's with folks on the the FT2800M. I can hear people crystal clear, but everyone has said that my transmissions are very weak. Anyone know if this could be the fault of the antenna, or is there a gain setting on a FT2800M?

:yagi:

DaveInDenver
09-16-2011, 06:21 PM
A couple things come to mine. First, you have a soft voice naturally so be sure to speak clearly and firmly. Speak into the mic and hold it in front of your mouth a few inches away. Check that you are not set for half deviation, not sure if the FT-2800 can do this though it's a problem on a lot of HTs. There might be a mic gain, if so increase in small amounts, say 5 steps on a scale of 100, until you get good signal reports.

MDH33
09-16-2011, 07:35 PM
A couple things come to mine. First, you have a soft voice naturally so be sure to speak clearly and firmly. Speak into the mic and hold it in front of your mouth a few inches away. Check that you are not set for half deviation, not sure if the FT-2800 can do this though it's a problem on a lot of HTs. There might be a mic gain, if so increase in small amounts, say 5 steps on a scale of 100, until you get good signal reports.

Thanks Dave. I looked through the manual and the only reference to the MIC gain control was the "W/N DV" setting. It can either be set to "Wide" or "Narrow". I'll see what mine is set to and test it out tomorrow on the road.

DaveInDenver
09-16-2011, 07:52 PM
Thanks Dave. I looked through the manual and the only reference to the MIC gain control was the "W/N DV" setting. It can either be set to "Wide" or "Narrow". I'll see what mine is set to and test it out tomorrow on the road.
That's wide or narrow deviation. Set it to wide if it's not.

MDH33
09-18-2011, 05:57 PM
Set deviation to wide and was able to talk with Treeroot between Yankee Hill and Evergreen today. Must have worked because he reported that my transmissions sounded fine. :thumb:

nakman
11-20-2011, 09:19 PM
Hey anybody near a 2m radio tonight? i just hooked up the HT to the rooftop homebrew.. been about 6 mos. since I've run it. Seem to be hitting the reapeaters fine, curious how simplex is. 146.46 http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/uploads/smileys/tinfoilhat3.gif

bvb
11-20-2011, 09:28 PM
I'm right next to th 2 m if you are there now
:beer:

nakman
11-20-2011, 09:53 PM
Thanks for saying hi! I've got ham service again.. :)