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Old 05-22-2008, 04:15 PM
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Are you going to be at the anti-planning meeting next Friday? that's probably the soonest I can break free anyway.. I can just type in frequencies in the mean time .
Yeah, was planning on it.
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Old 06-02-2008, 10:40 PM
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Does anyone notice their VX-7R get hot while in service? Sitting here tonight on the RS net mine got pretty warm. I don't recall that happening in the past.
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Old 06-03-2008, 12:35 AM
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Does anyone notice their VX-7R get hot while in service? Sitting here tonight on the RS net mine got pretty warm. I don't recall that happening in the past.
No, but I have yet to transmit

Were you using full power or a lower power setting?
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Were you using full power or a lower power setting?
I think it was full power. I also had my J-pole's extra coax in a nice neat coil. Wonder if that had anything to do with it.
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Old 06-03-2008, 04:22 PM
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I also had my J-pole's extra coax in a nice neat coil. Wonder if that had anything to do with it.
- You be kidding, right? Put a twisty tie on it in the middle and make it into a figure 8
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Old 07-11-2008, 06:03 PM
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Default Okay add me to the VX-7R ranks...

...just returned home from HRO with a NIB VX-7R, 12v cigarette power adapter, and the ADMS-1G programming cable and software. Settled in to the couch with a nice cold Guinness and started into the manual while the battery charges.

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Old 07-14-2008, 01:19 PM
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Default So, I'm figuring the HT out in fits and steps...

...and need to find the USB adapter to patch to my PC. Would someone on this thread mind sharing the frequency file that's already been developed for RS4x4 use? I realize I'm not a "member" as I've only been to 2 meetings, and the HAM class, but I plan to make the Aug. meeting and "pay my dues". That, and I'm joining Red Chili for the Jenny Creek work party later this month.

Anyhow, I would certainly appreciate the help.

If possible, email the file to;

daviddbosleyATcomcastDOTnet (punctuation spelled to deter phishing).

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Old 07-14-2008, 04:33 PM
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Default Thanks Romer...

...received the file, and polling through the list.

Great start and congrats to you and others who've worked on this.

I am curious about the FRS/GMRS freq's that you have included. "IF" a person wanted to TX on these (with the appropriate GMRS class license) has anyone experimented with mod's to their VX-7R to unlock the frequency?
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Old 07-16-2008, 02:33 PM
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...received the file, and polling through the list.

Great start and congrats to you and others who've worked on this.

I am curious about the FRS/GMRS freq's that you have included. "IF" a person wanted to TX on these (with the appropriate GMRS class license) has anyone experimented with mod's to their VX-7R to unlock the frequency?
The VX-7R can be forced to TX on FRS & GMRS frequencies. The problem is that ham antennas aren't usually wide enough bandwidth for the radio to do so efficiently. Attempt at some risk. I'd guess the radio would fold back its output pretty significantly trying to TX with the stock rubber duckie and probably most regular antennas that you'll have to use higher power to radiate much signal and most of the power will end up as heat rather than RF energy. But with an antenna analyzer you could maybe find an suitable antenna and make it work. Dunno 'bout that.
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