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Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 02/20/2019 8:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

main@4SQRP.groups.io Calendar <main@...>
 

Reminder:
Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
Wednesday, 20 February 2019
8:00pm to 9:00pm
(GMT-06:00) America/Chicago

Where:
40 and 80 Meters

Organizer:
jomatlock@...

Description:
The 40 Meter Net will be at 8:00 pm central time  on 7.122 +-. QRM
NCS will be Bill KV6Z.

Wednesday evening 80 Meter CW Net. will be at  (8:30PM Central Time Wednesday). 
The 80 meter net will be called on 3.564 MHz +/- QRM.
Net control operators are Johnny AC0BQ or Paul N0NBD.

* NEW *  Wednesday evening DMR Voice Net will be at (Thursday) 0300 UTC (9:00PM Central Time Wednesday/)
Four States QRP has a Brandmeister DMR Talk Group (TG31654). Join us to discuss QRP, ask questions, or just ragchew. The Wednesday net is a directed net  but any other time you may use the Talk Group to chat with other QRPers.
Net Control operator is Bert NØYJ.

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Inexpensive DMR

Walter - K5EST
 

((I am not advocating this company or a purchase))

Looking at R&L Electronics yesterday and today they are advertising a DMR Baofeng DM-1801 for $54.95! REALLY! 

Google search of the DM-1801 shows even WalMart is selling them among a large number of vendors.

Not raining on anyone's parade, but is DMR going to be the next CB radio?  

73,
Walter Dufrain - K5EST - Coordinator OzarkCon 2019
 An ARRL approved Specialty Operating Convention
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Re: Inexpensive DMR

John Lonigro
 

10-4 good buddy (hi).

On 2/19/19 7:01 AM, Walter - K5EST wrote:
((I am not advocating this company or a purchase))

Looking at R&L Electronics yesterday and today they are advertising a DMR Baofeng DM-1801 for $54.95! REALLY! 

Google search of the DM-1801 shows even WalMart is selling them among a large number of vendors.

Not raining on anyone's parade, but is DMR going to be the next CB radio?  

73,
Walter Dufrain - K5EST - Coordinator OzarkCon 2019
 An ARRL approved Specialty Operating Convention
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Unbuilt Ozark Patrol For Sale

Jim WB2LHP in MI
 

I have an unbuilt Ozark Patrol receiver for sale...Just as it came in the mail...$40 shipped CONUS only...Paypal only...First come first served...Thanks for looking...Jim WB2LHP

Re: Inexpensive DMR

KB9BVN -
 

Walt, 

As complex and intricate as DMR is to set up on one of these HT's...I would guess that's highly unlikely. 
As for me...I'm sticking to good old hand sent CW on HF. 

At least this Baofeng model is dual time slot...the other "DMR" rig they had was only single time slot...making it almost useless. 

de KB9BVN




On Tue, Feb 19, 2019 at 8:01 AM Walter - K5EST <walter.k5est@...> wrote:
((I am not advocating this company or a purchase))

Looking at R&L Electronics yesterday and today they are advertising a DMR Baofeng DM-1801 for $54.95! REALLY! 

Google search of the DM-1801 shows even WalMart is selling them among a large number of vendors.

Not raining on anyone's parade, but is DMR going to be the next CB radio?  

73,
Walter Dufrain - K5EST - Coordinator OzarkCon 2019
 An ARRL approved Specialty Operating Convention
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--
73 de KB9BVN
Brian Murrey

Original White Face Bayou Jumper Assembled with Case For Sale

Jim WB2LHP in MI
 

Very nice condition...Works great...Internal AA battery tray...No crystals...DC jack disabled but easily enabled...$125 shipped...CONUS only...PayPal only...Thanks for looking...Jim WB2LHP

Re: Inexpensive DMR

Jim Parks
 

I agree completely with KB9BVN. Even a lot of experience hams are having issues understanding the DMR concept let alone the complexities of programming a radio. Most people off the street who manage to buy one of these from Amazon or WalMart won’t have a clue how to set it up. The only thing that has happened is the Chinese have been able to produce some great radios for very cheap prices and beat the traditional ham equipment mfgs. to the market. I think it is a great step forward in that it allows someone, especially new hams who may not be flush with money, to get on the air in a meaningful way without having to spend a bundle for a radio from Kenwood, Yaesu or Icom. Granted some of the Chinese stuff is junk but several of the DMR handhelds such as the Anytone 868 and 878 are just as good  quality-wise an anything from the traditional mfgs.

 

De NY0J

 

From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> On Behalf Of KB9BVN -
Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 8:37 AM
To: main@4sqrp.groups.io
Cc: 4SQRP@groups.io
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] Inexpensive DMR

 

Walt, 

 

As complex and intricate as DMR is to set up on one of these HT's...I would guess that's highly unlikely. 

As for me...I'm sticking to good old hand sent CW on HF. 

 

At least this Baofeng model is dual time slot...the other "DMR" rig they had was only single time slot...making it almost useless. 

 

de KB9BVN

 

 

 

 

On Tue, Feb 19, 2019 at 8:01 AM Walter - K5EST <walter.k5est@...> wrote:

((I am not advocating this company or a purchase))

 

Looking at R&L Electronics yesterday and today they are advertising a DMR Baofeng DM-1801 for $54.95! REALLY! 

 

Google search of the DM-1801 shows even WalMart is selling them among a large number of vendors.

 

Not raining on anyone's parade, but is DMR going to be the next CB radio?  

 

73,

Walter Dufrain - K5EST - Coordinator OzarkCon 2019

 An ARRL approved Specialty Operating Convention


 


 

--

73 de KB9BVN
Brian Murrey

Re: Inexpensive DMR

dekle <dekle@...>
 

It already is.

Bill

KV6Z

 


On 19/02/2019 7:01 am, Walter - K5EST wrote:

((I am not advocating this company or a purchase))
 
Looking at R&L Electronics yesterday and today they are advertising a DMR Baofeng DM-1801 for $54.95! REALLY! 
 
Google search of the DM-1801 shows even WalMart is selling them among a large number of vendors.
 
Not raining on anyone's parade, but is DMR going to be the next CB radio?  
 
73,
Walter Dufrain - K5EST - Coordinator OzarkCon 2019
 An ARRL approved Specialty Operating Convention
image.png
 

Re: Inexpensive DMR

davemrtn
 

Jim,

I agree with you on the initial difficulty in understanding how to program DMR radios.

I was frustrated to no end when I started playing with a MD-380 and again later with the D868UV, but I kept plugging along, reading and trying things, finding what worked and what didn't.

Once I finally got my 'sea legs' so to speak, I am really enjoying what DMR and DMR networks have to offer for communication flexibility realizing of course the networking may not be something that can be relied on in a true disaster.

I have become quite comfortable programming codeplugs for the two radios I have.

David Martin - NA1MH - Mountain Home, Ar. -----------------------------------------
Wherever I go, there He is.
Recycle, Reuse, Re-purpose, Repair
>Professional Sports - An activity for small minds<
!! There is a reason it is called "Sports Trivia" !!

On 2/19/2019 09:16, Jim Parks wrote:

I agree completely with KB9BVN. Even a lot of experience hams are having issues understanding the DMR concept let alone the complexities of programming a radio. Most people off the street who manage to buy one of these from Amazon or WalMart won’t have a clue how to set it up. The only thing that has happened is the Chinese have been able to produce some great radios for very cheap prices and beat the traditional ham equipment mfgs. to the market. I think it is a great step forward in that it allows someone, especially new hams who may not be flush with money, to get on the air in a meaningful way without having to spend a bundle for a radio from Kenwood, Yaesu or Icom. Granted some of the Chinese stuff is junk but several of the DMR handhelds such as the Anytone 868 and 878 are just as good  quality-wise an anything from the traditional mfgs.

 

De NY0J

 

From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> On Behalf Of KB9BVN -
Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 8:37 AM
To: main@4sqrp.groups.io
Cc: 4SQRP@groups.io
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] Inexpensive DMR

 

Walt, 

 

As complex and intricate as DMR is to set up on one of these HT's...I would guess that's highly unlikely. 

As for me...I'm sticking to good old hand sent CW on HF. 

 

At least this Baofeng model is dual time slot...the other "DMR" rig they had was only single time slot...making it almost useless. 

 

de KB9BVN

 

 

 

 

On Tue, Feb 19, 2019 at 8:01 AM Walter - K5EST <walter.k5est@...> wrote:

((I am not advocating this company or a purchase))

 

Looking at R&L Electronics yesterday and today they are advertising a DMR Baofeng DM-1801 for $54.95! REALLY! 

 

Google search of the DM-1801 shows even WalMart is selling them among a large number of vendors.

 

Not raining on anyone's parade, but is DMR going to be the next CB radio?  

 

73,

Walter Dufrain - K5EST - Coordinator OzarkCon 2019

 An ARRL approved Specialty Operating Convention

 


 

--

73 de KB9BVN
Brian Murrey

Re: Unbuilt Ozark Patrol For Sale

Jim WB2LHP in MI
 

OP is sold...Thank you!

Re: Inexpensive DMR

Tim McDonough N9PUZ
 

I do not know anything about this radio but if you are considering it do your research. At one time the Baofeng DMR radios did NOT do the DMR Tier 2 that is required to use a lot of the talk groups.

I will admit to not having kept up with a lot of this, just want to warn people to be careful.

Tim N9PUZ


On Tue, Feb 19, 2019 at 7:01 AM Walter - K5EST <walter.k5est@...> wrote:
((I am not advocating this company or a purchase))

Looking at R&L Electronics yesterday and today they are advertising a DMR Baofeng DM-1801 for $54.95! REALLY! 

Google search of the DM-1801 shows even WalMart is selling them among a large number of vendors.

Not raining on anyone's parade, but is DMR going to be the next CB radio?  

73,
Walter Dufrain - K5EST - Coordinator OzarkCon 2019
 An ARRL approved Specialty Operating Convention
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#OzarkCon And now, a word from our prize chairpersons: #OZARKCON

wg5f@...
 

Every year, we’ve members that personally contribute prizes for OzarkCon. 

We’ve had some remarkably generous gifts in the past.

This year is no exception.

We already had a couple of really nice prizes that’ve been contributed from the shacks of your fellow 4-Staters.

I’d like to encourage you to do the same.

If you have unbuilt kits that you think you’ll not get to, or a well-built kit that’s fully functional but just not being used, or maybe a Key from your collection, or a station accessory gathering dust, consider donating it to be used as a prize at OzarkCon 2019.

Everyone loves to take home a prize, and your contribution would be appreciated.

Please, limit your contribution to items in new or very excellent condition.

We prefer to get the prizes ahead of OzarkCon so we can account for them properly and get them into the drawing sequence.

If that’s not possible, we’ll certainly accept them at the prize table during the event.

We look forward to seeing you at OzarkCon if you can attend. 

72,

-Ed, WG5F & Karen, W5KKM-
(918) 232-5194 cell/text

Re: Inexpensive DMR

Jim Parks
 

David,

 

Glad you for those “sea legs” I know the feeling. I started with a Radioddity GD77, then upgraded to the Anytone 868 and had to learn all over again, but I did it. For what it is worth, I have a great code plug for the Anytone that covers most of the DMR and analog repeaters for the western half of Missouri and I’m willing to share it with anyone who would like it.

 

 

73

Jim Parks  NY0J

 

 

 

From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> On Behalf Of davemrtn
Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 10:06 AM
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] Inexpensive DMR

 

Jim,

I agree with you on the initial difficulty in understanding how to program DMR radios.

I was frustrated to no end when I started playing with a MD-380 and again later with the D868UV, but I kept plugging along, reading and trying things, finding what worked and what didn't.

Once I finally got my 'sea legs' so to speak, I am really enjoying what DMR and DMR networks have to offer for communication flexibility realizing of course the networking may not be something that can be relied on in a true disaster.

I have become quite comfortable programming codeplugs for the two radios I have.

David Martin - NA1MH - Mountain Home, Ar. -----------------------------------------
Wherever I go, there He is.
Recycle, Reuse, Re-purpose, Repair
>Professional Sports - An activity for small minds<
!! There is a reason it is called "Sports Trivia" !!

On 2/19/2019 09:16, Jim Parks wrote:

I agree completely with KB9BVN. Even a lot of experience hams are having issues understanding the DMR concept let alone the complexities of programming a radio. Most people off the street who manage to buy one of these from Amazon or WalMart won’t have a clue how to set it up. The only thing that has happened is the Chinese have been able to produce some great radios for very cheap prices and beat the traditional ham equipment mfgs. to the market. I think it is a great step forward in that it allows someone, especially new hams who may not be flush with money, to get on the air in a meaningful way without having to spend a bundle for a radio from Kenwood, Yaesu or Icom. Granted some of the Chinese stuff is junk but several of the DMR handhelds such as the Anytone 868 and 878 are just as good  quality-wise an anything from the traditional mfgs.

 

De NY0J

 

From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> On Behalf Of KB9BVN -
Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 8:37 AM
To: main@4sqrp.groups.io
Cc: 4SQRP@groups.io
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] Inexpensive DMR

 

Walt, 

 

As complex and intricate as DMR is to set up on one of these HT's...I would guess that's highly unlikely. 

As for me...I'm sticking to good old hand sent CW on HF. 

 

At least this Baofeng model is dual time slot...the other "DMR" rig they had was only single time slot...making it almost useless. 

 

de KB9BVN

 

 

 

 

On Tue, Feb 19, 2019 at 8:01 AM Walter - K5EST <walter.k5est@...> wrote:

((I am not advocating this company or a purchase))

 

Looking at R&L Electronics yesterday and today they are advertising a DMR Baofeng DM-1801 for $54.95! REALLY! 

 

Google search of the DM-1801 shows even WalMart is selling them among a large number of vendors.

 

Not raining on anyone's parade, but is DMR going to be the next CB radio?  

 

73,

Walter Dufrain - K5EST - Coordinator OzarkCon 2019

 An ARRL approved Specialty Operating Convention


 


 

--

73 de KB9BVN
Brian Murrey

Re: Inexpensive DMR

Jim Parks
 

The Baofeng DM 1801 is a DMR Tier II radio for anyone that is interested. It appears to be compatible with what hams ar eusing.

 

 

 

73

Jim Parks  NY0J

 

 

 

 

From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> On Behalf Of Tim McDonough N9PUZ
Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 10:58 AM
To: main@4sqrp.groups.io
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] Inexpensive DMR

 

I do not know anything about this radio but if you are considering it do your research. At one time the Baofeng DMR radios did NOT do the DMR Tier 2 that is required to use a lot of the talk groups.

 

I will admit to not having kept up with a lot of this, just want to warn people to be careful.

 

Tim N9PUZ

 

 

On Tue, Feb 19, 2019 at 7:01 AM Walter - K5EST <walter.k5est@...> wrote:

((I am not advocating this company or a purchase))

 

Looking at R&L Electronics yesterday and today they are advertising a DMR Baofeng DM-1801 for $54.95! REALLY! 

 

Google search of the DM-1801 shows even WalMart is selling them among a large number of vendors.

 

Not raining on anyone's parade, but is DMR going to be the next CB radio?  

 

73,

Walter Dufrain - K5EST - Coordinator OzarkCon 2019

 An ARRL approved Specialty Operating Convention


 

Re: Inexpensive DMR

Jeff Logullo N0̸MII
 

Jim, why not post it to the Files area of the Groups.io page for our group? I just made a "Code Plugs" folder:


I've learned to 'harvest' code plugs so I can pick them apart, sift the pieces, and reassemble to suit my needs. Please consider sharing yours :-)

Thanks,
Jeff N0̸MII 


On Feb 19, 2019, at 2:25 PM, Jim Parks <jim.ny0j@...> wrote:

I have a great code plug for the Anytone that covers most of the DMR and analog repeaters for the western half of Missouri and I’m willing to share it with anyone who would like it.

--
Jeff N0̷MII

Re: Inexpensive DMR

davemrtn
 

Good idea Jeff...

David Martin - NA1MH - Mountain Home, Ar. -----------------------------------------
Wherever I go, there He is.
Recycle, Reuse, Re-purpose, Repair
>Professional Sports - An activity for small minds<
!! There is a reason it is called "Sports Trivia" !!

On 2/19/2019 14:33, Jeff Logullo N0̸MII wrote:
Jim, why not post it to the Files area of the Groups.io page for our group? I just made a "Code Plugs" folder:


I've learned to 'harvest' code plugs so I can pick them apart, sift the pieces, and reassemble to suit my needs. Please consider sharing yours :-)

Thanks,
Jeff N0̸MII 


On Feb 19, 2019, at 2:25 PM, Jim Parks <jim.ny0j@...> wrote:

I have a great code plug for the Anytone that covers most of the DMR and analog repeaters for the western half of Missouri and I’m willing to share it with anyone who would like it.

--
Jeff N0̷MII

Re: OzarkCon Build-a-Thon

gary Lyons
 

Bill, I was one of your helpers last year. I can help again this year.

73,
Gary/w0gx

Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 02/20/2019 8:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

main@4SQRP.groups.io Calendar <main@...>
 

Reminder:
Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
Wednesday, 20 February 2019
8:00pm to 9:00pm
(GMT-06:00) America/Chicago

Where:
40 and 80 Meters

Organizer:
jomatlock@...

Description:
The 40 Meter Net will be at 8:00 pm central time  on 7.122 +-. QRM
NCS will be Bill KV6Z.

Wednesday evening 80 Meter CW Net. will be at  (8:30PM Central Time Wednesday). 
The 80 meter net will be called on 3.564 MHz +/- QRM.
Net control operators are Johnny AC0BQ or Paul N0NBD.

* NEW *  Wednesday evening DMR Voice Net will be at (Thursday) 0300 UTC (9:00PM Central Time Wednesday/)
Four States QRP has a Brandmeister DMR Talk Group (TG31654). Join us to discuss QRP, ask questions, or just ragchew. The Wednesday net is a directed net  but any other time you may use the Talk Group to chat with other QRPers.
Net Control operator is Bert NØYJ.

View Event

Hilltopper40 kit builder wanted

Jim Pruitt
 

I received an email from Pat Ryan, KJ4DHI asking for information on someone willing to build the Hilltopper40 kit that I just mailed him.  I sent him the names and email addresses listed at:
http://www.4sqrp.com/Kit_Helpers.php

He said he had tried to contact some of those on the list but the message never got through.  Would someone be willing to contact Pat about building the kit for him?

Thank you.

Jim Pruitt
WA7DUY

Re: [HilltopperKit] Hilltopper40 kit builder wanted

Martin Waller
 

Hi,

 

If anyone in the UK needs help building kits then do let me know.

 

Martin

G0PJO

 

From: HilltopperKit@4SQRP.groups.io <HilltopperKit@4SQRP.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jim Pruitt
Sent: 20 February 2019 15:51
To: 4SQRP@groups.io; HilltopperKit@4SQRP.groups.io
Subject: [HilltopperKit] Hilltopper40 kit builder wanted

 

I received an email from Pat Ryan, KJ4DHI asking for information on someone willing to build the Hilltopper40 kit that I just mailed him.  I sent him the names and email addresses listed at:
http://www.4sqrp.com/Kit_Helpers.php

He said he had tried to contact some of those on the list but the message never got through.  Would someone be willing to contact Pat about building the kit for him?

Thank you.

Jim Pruitt
WA7DUY