Need to test my new baofeng

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Need to test my new baofeng

Post by gavingateshead » 04 Sep 2013, 05:18

Can any one try to contact me today on 410.500 need to make sure it works thanks I am in gateshead

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Re: Need to test my new baofeng

Post by MrWeetabix » 04 Sep 2013, 11:43

howdy, just wondering why that frequency?

Legally speaking, anyone can't just Transmit anywhere you see.....
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Post by thelad » 04 Sep 2013, 16:23

MrWeetabix wrote:howdy, just wondering why that frequency?

Legally speaking, anyone can't just Transmit anywhere you see.....
that sounds like a home office or gov frequency ?
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Post by LeakyFeeder » 04 Sep 2013, 19:12

Sounds very iffy to me..... :roll:

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Post by MrWeetabix » 04 Sep 2013, 19:22

LeakyFeeder wrote:Sounds very iffy to me..... :roll:
Hence my question...... 8)
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Post by LeakyFeeder » 04 Sep 2013, 19:50

Might be a trap for the unwary ;) :lol:

Maybe Ofcom is starting a purge of norty stations an Gateshead is the epicentre........the growing army of Ofcom df vans will spread out an rid the country of illegal RF, dodgy radios an beetroot....could be messy.... :D

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Post by Dragonfly » 04 Sep 2013, 21:37

I think this problem of cheep chineese handhelds being used willy nilly on HF frequencys is going to get much worse .
Wont be long before they are talking to Port shipping controlls or god fobid Air traffic controllers .

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Post by LeakyFeeder » 04 Sep 2013, 21:57

News to me a cheapo Baofeng doing HF or being able to 'do' AM to the ATC bods....

Most of the cheapo VHF ones can work marine channels... But Ebay is full of cheapo dedicated marine radios anyway regardless of the Baofeng invasion!

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Post by thelad » 05 Sep 2013, 04:18

Its ok untill they start messing on the fireground freqs, i enjoy hearing the fire service but think they will be a lot better off with some digital gear. I pick a lot of the BF-888 default freqs up in my area and its mostly kids.
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Post by gavingateshead » 05 Sep 2013, 17:21

No just a random frequency if not tonight I will be on 145.500 if any can try and speak to me cheers

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Post by welshy9 » 06 Sep 2013, 09:54

to be honest do some homework and talk on the pmr 446 frequencys rather than any frequency

one day you might want to chat on a frequency that you not familiar with and could be the coastguard , fire etc

pmr446 is decent enough for a test and legalish

PMR Frequencies
Channel Frequency in MHz
1 446.00625
2 446.01875
3 446.03125
4 446.04375
5 446.05625
6 446.06875
7 446.08125
8 446.09375

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Re: Need to test my new baofeng

Post by thelad » 06 Sep 2013, 11:09

gavingateshead wrote:No just a random frequency if not tonight I will be on 145.500 if any can try and speak to me cheers
another muppet!
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Re: Need to test my new baofeng

Post by g0slq » 06 Sep 2013, 18:43

gavingateshead wrote:No just a random frequency if not tonight I will be on 145.500 if any can try and speak to me cheers
So presumably you haven't got a callsign Gav? - I heard a few tentative keyers on 145.500.

If you have a legit callsign, Gav I'm sure there are people willing to talk to you. However random freq on 410mhz with the callsign you gave doesn't look promising.

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Re: Need to test my new baofeng

Post by LeakyFeeder » 07 Sep 2013, 08:58

Am in Gateshead as i type this... Listening on the 2/70 calling freqs.... Not quite sure how far me uv b5 an 771 will ger me though !

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