You should be fine on that, I would check the radios on both ends to make sure they have the same preset frequencies.
If it turns out you’re talking over someone’s Dakota alert system or whatever and it’s a problem, switch to a different frequency.
It’s not legal strictly speaking for you to operate in the FRS/GMRS or the MURS frequencies (462-467 MHz and 150 MHz ranges) with this radio, but 99% it won’t be a problem unless you cause interference with a legit user of these services. You can do it in the sense that the radio probably won’t physically stop you from transmitting on these…[Read more]
God bless you and good luck, if you are activated.
If you keep messing with it, you may get it to work with CHIRP. I had the same experience. Many of the programming cables out there have incompatible chipsets in them and/or other problems.
Manually programming is possible but EXTREMELY tedious, to the point of being impractical.
After years of experience like yours trying to program the…[Read more]
Set up your upper and lower display (MDF-A and MDF-B) as indicated above.
A common need that arises is to know both the name and the label of a particular frequency that’s programmed into your radio.
If you set up your display this way, you can set MDF A and MDF B to the same memory channel, and thus see the label and frequency a…[Read more]
and one more MENU choice, if you mess it up and don’t know how to get back to where you were:
Menu choice #40 is RESET ALL.
Run this if you want to wipe the radio and start over.
Where we’re going, once it’s typed up, is that you’ll routinely wipe the radio (no big deal) and then just reprogram it’s memory channels and things like the “tactical…[Read more]
Some other radio info that may be new.
Be patient please. This is like telling someone how to use a computer when you have to explain how to use a mouse. It isn’t hard, turn your radio on and try some of these things and it will get MUCH easier if you come up on the learning curve even just a smidge. Go ahead and try it, you won’t hurt anything…[Read more]
Here’s something to start with, in addition to teomitheo’s material.
It’s a modified usage guide- I don’t have one of these GW what the hell Baofengs, but from looking them over it appears to be a ruggedized UV82 (all the buttons/knobs look to be in the same places).
This is based off of a training document I and others have used to introduce…[Read more]
Here’s the Baofeng UV5R image file exported to CSV (tab delimited text) format.
You can view in Excel or other programs, and you can copy/paste it into CHIRP also.
This is the file that I mentioned above – it contains mostly amateur radio frequencies but includes MURS, GMRS/FRS and a couple of Marine VHF ones too. You can delete or re-arrange…[Read more]
xsquidgator replied to the topic The S*** Is Actually Hitting the Fan But Somehow It Doesn’t Feel Real in the forum Current Affairs & Topical News Pieces 2 months, 2 weeks ago
I’ve heard this from several places. My wife said she heard it being put out as a possibility on Saturday morning on one of the cable news places. I’ve also had people (maybe 2 degrees of connection away from the source, which makes this a rumor. I.e. “a friend who’s husband works in the fed .gov who knows some .mil folks says …) contact me…[Read more]
The site software doesn’t like the IMG files for security reasons.
PM me for an email address and I’ll be glad to email you a copy.
These all should be pretty much the same image file. I put up 3 versions one each for the UV5R, UV5RE, and UV82 which are some of the common types of Baofengs out there. They are almost the same radio but the firmware/files are NOT interchangeable, hence the multiple versions.
All 128 or so of the memory channels are used.
Ch. 1-30 are…[Read more]
I am always hopeful, but also totally without expectations that the justice system will work at all as it is supposed to when crimes are committed and investigated.
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Thanks for the trust and I’m glad to be counted.
I saw a number of examples in the Navy that blew my mind, things that most people on the street would assume would be a Dishonorable Discharge but weren’t.
One guy (a senior E-6) at my last command got caught with something like $10k (in 1990s $) of government power tools and equipment in his car. He only got caught this one time by bad luck but…[Read more]