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by easy rider
Sun Feb 14, 2021 10:15 pm
Forum: Radio Communications
Topic: PTT. Simples...
Replies: 29
Views: 2452

Re: PTT. Simples...

Re antennas . My recommendation is at present watch smoking ape on baofeng rat tail counterpoise wire. use something like speaker wire or if you see a vacuum cleaner thrown out cut off the flex its excellent quality wire and a silicon jacket so more flexible. Attach your rat tail to the Philips head...
by easy rider
Sun Feb 14, 2021 9:22 pm
Forum: Radio Communications
Topic: PTT. Simples...
Replies: 29
Views: 2452

Re: PTT. Simples...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_wPS_jOdPI Have a good chuckle at this and watch the second vid he refers too . And remember in a emergency a real emergency with no other means of communication even a none licenced person can use ham freq to call for assistance. nothing wrong with listening and I'm...
by easy rider
Sat Feb 13, 2021 5:27 pm
Forum: Radio Communications
Topic: PTT. Simples...
Replies: 29
Views: 2452

Re: PTT. Simples...

I'm not into programming so I can't say I'd guess yes it can be done . We noted a issue with several new versions, changes made for American market, none genuine baofeng as yet were unsure. until we have done more tests and the guru we have had worked around the issue we refrain from chirp. Will try...
by easy rider
Sat Feb 13, 2021 3:31 pm
Forum: Radio Communications
Topic: PTT. Simples...
Replies: 29
Views: 2452

Re: PTT. Simples...

Hold fire on antennas . The uv5 has undergone changed in firmware I imagine. it is possible from what I know that adding a big better antenna may just not work better or at all. For now what ever you do don't use chirp .keep your radio factory spec for now. Chirp isn't always compatible with the mor...
by easy rider
Sat Feb 13, 2021 1:28 pm
Forum: Radio Communications
Topic: PTT. Simples...
Replies: 29
Views: 2452

Re: PTT. Simples...

Nothing wrong with the 82 .duel ptt can be a pain or fail on early version and has a good audio. coupled with a slightly upgraded speaker for better audio and on most 82 variants a slightly larger antenna improved over uv5. The single most effective thing you can do with the baofeng ht like 5&82 is ...
by easy rider
Fri Feb 12, 2021 11:18 am
Forum: Radio Communications
Topic: PTT. Simples...
Replies: 29
Views: 2452

Re: PTT. Simples...

Yup keep it simple and basic to work yet cover your needs. I'm sure many have the baofeng radios ,some I imagine remain boxed but my advice is buy now search for a good deal. A 8 watt uv5 from China duel band were 22£ weeks back now £27 . The last few days saw uv5 prices rise a pound and their not c...
by easy rider
Thu Feb 11, 2021 10:09 pm
Forum: Radio Communications
Topic: PTT. Simples...
Replies: 29
Views: 2452

Re: PTT. Simples...

Baofeng is the way to go without doubt. In my opinion uv5 is the daddy maybe due to its wide ability and freq width that can be expanded, programmed with pmr too in channel mode. AA battery cases ,battery eliminators ,upgrade antennas, shoulder mics Mic extension cables use it as a portable ,base, m...
by easy rider
Tue Dec 01, 2020 2:25 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Big Berky water filter
Replies: 6
Views: 1225

Re: Big Berky water filter

Use a ptfe tape on the threads of filters. Use one filter only no need for 2 at one go they filter far far faster than ceramic. Buy extra rubber bungs for filling unused holes.or stainless bolts washers and seals. Look at the stainless taps that berkey now sell and buy same from China few quid compa...
by easy rider
Sat Oct 10, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Power tools
Replies: 34
Views: 5004

Re: Power tools

Yup works for me.I have a 14 v that works a 9.6 v and couple others I think 12 v ish.
Just identify Plus and minus on battery with multi tester.
If battery dead utilise it to make up your 12 v plug adapter.safer that way .
Good wire.
Happy days