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In the Spirit of holiday Giving, here is a quality radio that has the option of operating on the analog band and the digital band fairly seamlessly. Quality equipment. waterproof at a $125 price point when on sale. Listens to incoming and instantly transfers to FM or C4FM signal.

Also consider the Yaesu 270R analog 

https://www.yaesu.com/indexVS.cfm?cmd=DisplayProducts&ProdCatID=111&encProdID=87CE6C1FF54D5BBCA7F39179AB3B1511&DivisionID=65&isArchived=0

https://www.yaesu.com/indexVS.cfm?cmd=DisplayProducts&ProdCatID=111&encProdID=7CDB93B02164B1FB036530FBD7D37F1A&DivisionID=65&isArchived=0

 

 

 

 

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Can this be used on the SDAR frequence? Is this still a HAM radio? what are the reach distance out in the hills, not on the flat? I got a Baofeng UV-5R, but have never used it on my SOLO rides.

 

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YES. This is a HAM amateur radio,

 https://www.yaesu.com/indexVS.cfm?cmd=DisplayProducts&ProdCatID=111&encProdID=7CDB93B02164B1FB036530FBD7D37F1A&DivisionID=65&isArchived=0

108-580 Mhz.    The main reason I am " mobilizing " this radio is that I want to encourage broader use of the Digital radio. The unit utilizes an AMS circuit which automatically listens and switches between C4FM and FM modes; digital and analog. It is capable of hearing either mode and instantly switching output to that mode. My understanding is this: You are on 146.505 analog like we use all the time and someone broadcasts in digital 146.505. The radio hears digital and switches to that mode. Someone else broadcasts in analog; the radio switches back to that mode and you hear and transmit in that mode. There is a possible problem: You with your fancy AMS radio cannot switch back and forth without pushing a button which is in your backpack.  I am hoping there is some combination of PTT operation that can initiate the switch.  I need to contact Yaesu on this subject.

This is just a " fun " project for me. Digital sound is supposed to be much more clear and strong up to the point it drops from weak signal.  If there is no one broadcasting in digital, it will have no impact on our analog use with the group.

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Hey Gov, what's that leaf doing on your perfect lawn?

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8 minutes ago, SoCalMule said:

Hey Gov, what's that leaf doing on your perfect lawn?

That’s a dead frog that dared to try and cross his lawn.

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15 hours ago, Covered in Dust said:

That’s a dead frog that dared to try and cross his lawn.

   You lawn aficionados, please notice the lack of doggie dead zones on the lawn.  At least until my daughter rolls into town. It really won't bother me.

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   Successfully found a 3.5mm right angle adapter cable for the FT79 at PCI Racing.  Don't need to make one. 

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Moderator, This probably should have been located in the Communication category. Please move if you agree.

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Bags;

Help a brother out here.  The value of these radios for bike to bike comm is beyond me.  I've suffered now through 3 separate days of group riding with these radio's (all purchased within the last 12 months).

From your posts above you seem to enjoy them as an effective tool.  I however do not!

Conversations go something like this....

Them: ...shhhhhhh..........grrr.........pop-crackle... sheeeeeeeeeeee........ motorcy.........sheeeeeeee... up the......insert blaring train horn sounds here ...... rolling?

Me: ............................................................................................................................................. what?

As I'm always assuming everyone knows more than me, I presumed I was doing it wrong.  But the fourth time someone said "here, straps this radio on" my response was REALLY?  Why?

I give you full permission to publicly ridicule me with statements like, "any 6 year old can do this Kelly" or "Were your parents first cuzin's or somethin'?"  As long as you also tell me how to use these paperweights for any practical purpose.

Over?

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52 minutes ago, Zubb said:

 

Over?

 

With the track record you describe, it's no wonder you reject the premise.

I can hook you up- happy to demonstrate and help with a setup. Those of us that ride together often (Bags included) have repeatedly seen the benefits of strong comms, both for safety and fun.
 

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Posted (edited)

@Zubb  Clearly you've never had a radio ride with Maestro PMB

 

2 hours ago, Zubb said:

Conversations go something like this....

PMB: ...Singing with the voice of an Angel

Me: ............................................................................................................................................. Thinking to myself **I've finally realized my inner peace**

 

 

Edited by Goofy Footer
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“ all purchased in the last 12 months “

Comments following offered in the best of humor,

Firstly, It matters what the quality of the mic and earphones.

Second, the antenna for range

Third, I have found that it is important to have a face shield down to quiet the wind noise.

Examples of Worth Wildness:

Six on a twisted, dusty route:

      #5 gets a flat.  Six Immediate calls out “ mechanical”.

       #6 Rips a Digger and hits hard.  Barely conscious calls out “Man Down”.

        #7  If the conversation is tedious, change your group.

   

       😬

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@Bagstr, so yer sayin' there's a chance ...

Thank you for your kind offer.  PM inbound in 3 ... 2 ... 

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