HAM Radio Call Sign Check-In Thread

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06tacodude

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Passed my HAM technician on 12/10. Currently using HT Baofeng UV-5R. Researching Yaesu/Kenwood/ICOM mobiles with dual band, APRS, and remote head unit features. Need to read up more on HAM repeaters in my area as well as getting on echolink.

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Prerunner1982

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@06tacodude congrats on obtaining your Tech license. Feel free to post any questions you may have in the main commo forum. No judgement, we are here to help.
The Yaesu FTM-400 is popular due to it's reduced price point but the Kenwood TM-D710G is known for doing APRS a little better if you want to view the received stations on a map (phone/tablet) but it looks like it's still stuck in the 80s, ICOM doesn't offer a radio with APRS per se.

As far as Echolink goes, if you are an Android user hopefully this will help. I have heard that the IOS version is similar enough as well. Echolink App (Android)
 

06tacodude

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@06tacodude congrats on obtaining your Tech license. Feel free to post any questions you may have in the main commo forum. No judgement, we are here to help.
The Yaesu FTM-400 is popular due to it's reduced price point but the Kenwood TM-D710G is known for doing APRS a little better if you want to view the received stations on a map (phone/tablet) but it looks like it's still stuck in the 80s, ICOM doesn't offer a radio with APRS per se.

As far as Echolink goes, if you are an Android user hopefully this will help. I have heard that the IOS version is similar enough as well. Echolink App (Android)
I DLd the iPhone Echolink app, did the verification process and was able to save *USA-GNG* to my favorites list; did a quick PTT trial. Seems like you have to tap to 'Transmit' then tap again to 'End Transmit'. Will try to get on the Friday OB HAM Radio weekly net.
Will be reading up more on echolink and how it works.
 

old_man

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I DLd the iPhone Echolink app, did the verification process and was able to save *USA-GNG* to my favorites list; did a quick PTT trial. Seems like you have to tap to 'Transmit' then tap again to 'End Transmit'. Will try to get on the Friday OB HAM Radio weekly net.
Will be reading up more on echolink and how it works.
That is a common problem people have the first time they connect in.
 
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