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Old 02-17-2009, 06:42 AM
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I moved this thread to "Safety & Know-how". My gut feeling tells me I won't be the only one who needs it in the future ...

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Default Vx-150

I bought the VX-150 based on Rick's radio and recommendation and it's been a great radio. It has a bunch of memories you can set so it's easy to switch from one site to another if they use different frequencies.

I don't have an extra battery but would definitely recommend it as well as a cigarette lighter charger.
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Default HG freqs

Thanks Dan.. good info!

Found listing of HG freqs and misc interesting other tidbits here:
http://www.humboldtwings.com/GS%20Communications.htm
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Old 02-20-2009, 03:07 PM
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Yay. KB3SHU
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Old 02-21-2009, 07:56 AM
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Congratulations Steve. Now you have to figure out an easy way to remember your call sign. Mine is KD8JIF. My niece's name is Katie. She likes peanut butter. So I remember "Katie ate Jif" = KD8JIF.

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Yay. KB3SHU
SHU = Soars High Up

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.... My niece's name is Katie. She likes peanut butter. So I remember "Katie ate Jif" = KD8JIF.

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Old 02-21-2009, 06:55 PM
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Ha! That's perfect.

I'll consider this a good omen for the comming season.
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Ok, finally got all my radio stuff. Incorporating the antenna into my harness was fairly straight foreward. (bought the Davis straub special from ozreport).

Now putting the headset into my helmet. I only want to do this once. (In fact I wish I didn't have to do it at all).
I've already peeled back the padding on my "charley no limt" and can see that the speaker will fit nicely into the space. Will the padding muffel the sound to the point where I won't be able to understand the transmisions? As it stands I can hear static just fine.

Then the mic. I got the Steve Prater headset which has a little 1/4" disc for a mic. The helmet has a spot, or hole in the padding at the front of the chin guard. If I attach the mic. in this hole under the material...will that do the trick?
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My limited reserach finds that most stock 2m will be capable of 144-148. But for HG frequencies (five or so discrete freqs between 150 and 159), a mod is required. For those knowledgeable and properly equiped, I understand the circuit mods are DIY. For everyone else.... not so easy, best to have someone esle make the mods.
So have all your radios been modded for Tx and Rx on HG freqs??
I'll second Craig on this. The VX-150 is simple, battery life has been fine for me, and compared to a couple of Icom's I've owned, it's a real tough radio, can take some rough treatment, important fo me . And the mod for the HG freqs is very easy

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