Randy May Family in Hillsboro Oregon

September 23, 2014

Buiding Antennas for Ham Radios

Ones I might buy for now:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Jetstream-JTD2-Workman-T734-Discone-Scanner-Antenna-w-CB-Ham-Radio-Transmit-/191338047276?_trksid=p2054897.l4275

http://centerfireantenna.com/antenna-menu/deluxe-discone-antenna/.

Here is a review and step by step assembly of it as well. Seems like a great antenna for the money!  http://advancedsurvivalguide.com/2010/09/15/review-centerfire-deluxe-discone-antenna/

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2-METER-70CM-HIGH-GAIN-BASE-ANTENNA-SLIM-JIM-DESIGN-6dB-gain-over-J-Pole/191033883337?_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D25879%26meid%3D6ac689becaaa4167826df57c0a3ff4f9%26pid%3D100005%26prg%3D10819%26rk%3D5%26rkt%3D6%26sd%3D111469372466&rt=nc

http://www.ebay.com/itm/144-440-MHz-HIGH-GAIN-BASE-ANTENNA-STEALTH-DESIGN/201167782539?_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D25879%26meid%3D59ba21173a65486cb97275b248a7c8eb%26pid%3D100005%26prg%3D10819%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D6%26sd%3D191033883337&rt=nc

 http://www.ebay.com/itm/VHF-UHF-scanner-or-Ham-base-antenna-2-meter-70-cm-/301323935084?_trksid=p2054897.l5676

http://www.amazon.com/DHT-Handheld-Antenna-Baofeng-Quasheng/dp/B00COKNKS8/ref=pd_sim_e_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=09RGPHPA3JVWDQQBB0RQ

http://www.amazon.com/SMA-Female-UHF-RF-Adapter/dp/B00ATEDHXE/ref=pd_sim_e_2?ie=UTF8&refRID=09RGPHPA3JVWDQQBB0RQ

http://www.amazon.com/Station-Antenna-ANLI-Amateur-Radio/dp/B0093N20D0/ref=sr_1_4?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1411454205&sr=1-4&keywords=dual+band+antenna

http://www.amazon.com/TRAM-1480-Amateur-Dual-Band-Antenna/dp/B003H3J4NQ/ref=sr_1_14?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1411454205&sr=1-14&keywords=dual+band+antenna

 

SWR Meter

http://www.amazon.com/SWR-Power-METER-VHF-Radio/dp/B002KYE190/ref=pd_sim_e_23?ie=UTF8&refRID=0C5GPVDXXHNMYRF9ASRF

http://www.amazon.com/ASTATIC-PDC1-RADIO-WATT-METER/dp/B00J5LNB56/ref=pd_sbs_indust_9?ie=UTF8&refRID=1N99XMAYYBWC06J1H7SY

http://www.amazon.com/Astatic-302-01768-PDC7-Compact-Meter/dp/B000VXKINA/ref=pd_sbs_indust_7?ie=UTF8&refRID=1N99XMAYYBWC06J1H7SY

http://www.amazon.com/ASTATIC-PDC1-Workman-jumper-CX-3-PL-PL/dp/B00HMDQ4RQ/ref=pd_sbs_indust_8?ie=UTF8&refRID=1N99XMAYYBWC06J1H7SY

http://www.amazon.com/Astatic-PDC1-100-Watt-Meter/dp/B004ULN610/ref=pd_sbs_indust_3?ie=UTF8&refRID=1N99XMAYYBWC06J1H7SY

http://www.amazon.com/Astatic-302-PDC2-Field-Strength-Meter/dp/B000KEUFME/ref=pd_sbs_indust_4?ie=UTF8&refRID=1N99XMAYYBWC06J1H7SY

http://www.amazon.com/Astatic-PDC5-Meter-Power-Matcher/dp/B003E2USLM/ref=pd_sbs_indust_6?ie=UTF8&refRID=1N99XMAYYBWC06J1H7SY

 

 

2 Meter vertical from PVC

http://www.mikestechblog.com/joomla/ham-radio/ham-radio-antennas-category/99-build-2-meter-vertical-antenna.html

2 Meter info in general

http://www.hamuniverse.com/2meters.html

Apartment Antenna

http://www.mfjenterprises.com/Product.php?productid=MFJ-1622

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bMNm57YUbA

http://www.hamradio.com/detail.cfm?pid=H0-012750

http://www.nonstopsystems.com/radio/frank_radio_antenna_cobra.htm

http://www.2wayelectronix.com/Dual-band-MURS-GMRS-Slim-Jim-Antenna-dualmurs.htm

http://www.2wayelectronix.com/Portable-Antennas_c3.htm

http://www.2wayelectronix.com/Dual-band-2m-70cm-Slim-Jim-Antenna-with-16-rg-58-dual-slim-16.htm

http://www.dxzone.com/catalog/Antennas/Stealth/

http://www.g4ilo.com/stealth.html

http://www.arrl.org/files/file/Technology/tis/info/pdf/128040.pdf

http://www.arrl.org/limited-space-and-indoor-antennas

 

This is for the GMRS and MURS

http://www.2wayelectronix.com/Dual-band-MURS-GMRS-Slim-Jim-Antenna-dualmurs.htm

 

Diamond 7900A mobile antenna

http://www.universal-radio.com/catalog/hamantm/0142.html
http://www.eham.net/reviews/detail/3175
http://www.aesham.com/nmo/diamond-antenna-sg-7900anmo/

Other 2M and 70CM Antennas

http://www.eham.net/ehamforum/smf/index.php?topic=45646.0;wap2

http://www.w5fc.org/files/how-to/j-pole/MENTORFEST_ANTENNA.pdf

http://www.cebik.com/

http://forums.radioreference.com/amateur-radio-antennas/276792-2m-70cm-dual-band-dipole-antenna.html

http://amateurradio.bz/2m-70cm_vertical_dipole_antenna.html

http://dk7zb.darc.de/Duoband/dipolduoband.htm

http://www.worldwidedx.com/threads/a-2m-70cm-vertical-dipole-diy.137926/

http://9amtalk.net/new2/sites/default/files/DualBand2.pdf

http://www.universal-radio.com/catalog/hamants.html

http://9amtalk.net/new2/sites/default/files/DualBand2.pdf

http://vk2zoi.com/articles/dual-band-half-wave-flower-pot/

http://www.w6ier.org/images/W7LPN%202m-70cm%20Verticle%20Dipole.pdf

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Y6cgXTrFNM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-DPVuyU8Pg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2AyfBMRztw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4GAug1MqDM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEewjkU4u5o

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7R4C0_dzDZ4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ar6pfj-Xhk0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLqmvgbXKyUuT91FqXttYfzPtUAWDslutq&v=l_E4OnvyjzM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vr7vSu1PBLw

http://www.hamuniverse.com/antennas.html

http://www.hamuniverse.com/kl7jrindoorloop4010.html

http://kk4eqm.com/?tag=antenna

http://www.instructables.com/id/Quarter-Wave-Dual-Band-VHFUHF-Ham-Radio-Antenna/

http://www.hamuniverse.com/kl7jrindoorloop4010.html

http://ve3hg.wordpress.com/2010/10/14/

http://g0kya.blogspot.com/2010/10/more-on-20m-eh-antenna.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+G0kyaAmateurRadioBlog+%28G0KYA%27s+Amateur+Radio+and+Propagation+Blog%29&utm_content=Google+Reader

http://g0kya.blogspot.com/2009/01/20m-eh-antenna.html

http://hackaday.com/2014/01/13/tape-measure-vhf-yagi-antenna/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+hackaday%2FLgoM+%28Hack+a+Day%29

http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/331326043280?item=331326043280&lgeo=1&vectorid=229466

http://www.hamuniverse.com/shortwaveantenna.html

 

Ham Band Info

http://www.hamuniverse.com/shortwavebandfreqs.html

http://www.eham.net/newham/bands

http://www.arrl.org/frequency-allocations

 

Other hardware

http://www.amazon.com/Steren-205-750-50-Feet-UHF-UHF-Mini-RG8x/dp/B004EFNHXE/ref=pd_sim_e_29?ie=UTF8&refRID=0C5GPVDXXHNMYRF9ASRF

 

Mobile

http://www.amazon.com/Original-Antenna-UT-108UV-SMA-Female-wholesaler/dp/B00DTQ4A6M/ref=pd_sim_e_21?ie=UTF8&refRID=0C5GPVDXXHNMYRF9ASRF

http://www.amazon.com/BROWNING-BR-180-Amateur-Dual-Band-Antenna/dp/B003H3DTGE/ref=pd_sim_e_25?ie=UTF8&refRID=0C5GPVDXXHNMYRF9ASRF

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NAGOYA-RE-02-Mobile-Antenna-Ground-UHF-F-10-1300MHz-For-Car-Radio-KENWOOD-ICOM/111406831381?_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D25879%26meid%3Da535ffe96ab84ee8bda2179083593651%26pid%3D100005%26prg%3D10819%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D6%26sd%3D360738973794&rt=nc

http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Workman-KS-2-Rare-Earth-Magnet-VHF-HAM-Radio-Antenna-w-BNC-144-148-900-/360738973794?_trksid=p2054897.l5675

 

GMRS MURS

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Dual-Band-VHF-UHF-Base-Antenna-Ham-Commercial-MURS-GMRS-FRS-DBJ-1/121442985659?_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D25879%26meid%3D6ac689becaaa4167826df57c0a3ff4f9%26pid%3D100005%26prg%3D10819%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D6%26sd%3D111469372466&rt=nc

http://www.ebay.com/itm/UHF-Base-Repeater-Antenna-ham-70-cm-GMRS-FRS-commercial-5dB-gain/111469372466?_trksid=p2047675.c100010.m2109&_trkparms=aid%3D555012%26algo%3DPW.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D25879%26meid%3Df7051b29c7e74454b8cd677c26af2325%26pid%3D100010%26prg%3D10819%26rk%3D4%26rkt%3D24%26sd%3D111406831381

 

 

Baluns

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balun

http://www.eznec.com/Amateur/Articles/Baluns.pdf

http://www.hamuniverse.com/balun.html

 

 

Cheap and Emergency Repeater set up

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KrH86Dzhnc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PY24xWERCBg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REocFY78Pyg

 

 

 

 

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September 9, 2014

Portable Handheld Ham Radio Baofeng / Pofung

I always wanted to get involved in ham radio. I wanted to atleast get an affordable radio that I could monitor and start to listen to and familiarize myself with the community and see if I really wanted to get my license. The price range was prohibitive. They were always too expensive just to “try”. Enter the Chinese mfg that makes a radio that is very popular with ham radio enthusiasts, Baufeng.  The UV- 5RE PLUS seems to be the most popular model. The Pofung UV-B5, seems to be about the same radio. There seems to be some move to re-name Baofeng to Pofung. They are the same mfg. and even the same software CHIRP can be used to modify them. The best thing from Amazon, you can get a fully functional dual band handheld ham radio with 2 day prime shipping for a little over $30. Now that got my attention. At that price range, why even buy the bubble pack FSR/GMSR radios. For $70, I can get a pair of these and program them the same freq in channel mode so it operates the same there and then I have the rest of the 99 programmable channels that I select with anything else I want. Without a lisc, I can not transmit on most but I can listen and even scan channels such as local police and fire in some areas, local business like the local towing company and ambulance company which is all a lot more interesting than bubble pack radios from Walmart!

The post will be where I start the discussion and post the links I find interesting or worth investigation in my fun adventure!

Here are links to sites with data and info on these radios and how to use them.

http://baofengtech.com/
http://baofengtech.com/

http://uv5r.net/

This site seems to have a ton of info on all the radios made by this mfg: http://www.miklor.com/

http://uv5r.net/review-of-the-baofeng-uv-b5/

I found them on Amazon for the best price and service so far: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BXVOKTW/?tag=uv5r.net-20

Here is the Pofung manual: http://www.miklor.com/UVB5/pdf/UVB5_Manual.pdf

Here is another supposed improved model by the same mfg, the GT-3 : http://www.amazon.com/Baofeng-GT-3-Transceiver-Chipsets-Upgraded/dp/B00HHOL1HI/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1410246013&sr=1-3&keywords=baofeng+gt-3

http://uv5r.net/quick-baofeng-gt-3-review/

http://uv5r.net/the-best-hf-verticle-antennas-on-the-market/

http://uv5r.net/swap-it-out-the-best-antennas-for-the-baofeng-uv-5r/

http://www.csgnetwork.com/antennagpcalc.html

http://uv5r.net/the-best-shortwave-radios-and-do-it-yourself-kits/

http://www.miklor.com/COM/pdf/AntennaTestingW9MDB.pdf

http://uv5r.net/swap-it-out-the-best-antennas-for-the-baofeng-uv-5r/

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AT3RO2K?psc=1

http://www.amazon.com/Pofung-BF-S112-Two-Radio-Speaker/dp/B008RZ0EQ0/ref=pd_sim_sbs_e_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=003WZ90831ZFHGPTF0AW

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KDRV91E?psc=1

http://www.amazon.com/BaoFeng-GT-3-Mark-II-Transceiver-Dual-Band/dp/B00GCZVXPI/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1410246013&sr=1-1&keywords=baofeng+gt-3

http://www.amazon.com/Baofeng-Programming-Cable-BAOFENG-BF-888S/dp/B00CP0I474/ref=pd_tcs_compl_e_8?ie=UTF8&refRID=0PEAGB43B3D87SBEZ58P

http://www.amazon.com/Radio-Protection-Baofeng-UV-5R-UV-5RE/dp/B00D8UF0WW/ref=pd_tcs_compl_e_6?ie=UTF8&refRID=0PEAGB43B3D87SBEZ58P

http://www.amazon.com/Tram-1185-Amateur-Dual-Band-Antenna/dp/B0045EQUBK/ref=pd_tcs_compl_e_14?ie=UTF8&refRID=0HJ6HDBYPFVNQ4TBZSF0

http://www.amazon.com/DHT-Handheld-Antenna-Baofeng-Quasheng/dp/B00COKNKS8/ref=pd_tcs_compl_e_11?ie=UTF8&refRID=0HJ6HDBYPFVNQ4TBZSF0

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BJEFRIQ?psc=1

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009KY1V5A?psc=1

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AYP4RA0?psc=1

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KDRV91E?psc=1

http://www.amazon.com/Hypario%C2%AE-Nagoya-Antenna-Kenwood-BAOFENG/dp/B00HUDU1V8/ref=pd_tcs_compl_e_9?ie=UTF8&refRID=0PEAGB43B3D87SBEZ58P

http://www.amazon.com/ExpertPower%C2%AE-430Mhz-Antenna-BAOFENG-KG-UVD1P/dp/B008Y2SPH6/ref=pd_tcs_compl_e_7?ie=UTF8&refRID=0PEAGB43B3D87SBEZ58P

http://www.amazon.com/ExpertPower%C2%AE-430Mhz-Antenna-BAOFENG-KG-UVD1P/dp/B008Y2SPE4/ref=pd_tcs_compl_e_3?ie=UTF8&refRID=0PEAGB43B3D87SBEZ58P

http://www.amazon.com/Baofeng-3800mAh-Battery-UV-5R-L-ExpertPower%C2%AE/dp/B00ATTVKFQ/ref=pd_tcs_compl_e_2?ie=UTF8&refRID=0PEAGB43B3D87SBEZ58P

http://www.amazon.com/Baofeng-GT-3-Transceiver-Chipsets-Upgraded/dp/B00HHOL1HI/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1410246013&sr=1-3&keywords=baofeng+gt-3

Here is a Video review with tips :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAaJHG-jEas

Use them with the FRS/GMRS bubble pack radios:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsymHdt1GA4

From Tom’s Radio Room:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqAFovS4wp0

Antenna video review:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVJDwy6Fj7A

How to hack them:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQCTBnD8dBM

Programming:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5bsjkCBm33Y

Baofeng UVB5 + homebrew 2m diapole
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E00kMNScCsg

As comms for preppers, security and survival:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tkjn1oyD4YQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNcP4NMwzQU

The BF-F9 seems to cover the 2M band (220)
http://chirp.danplanet.com/issues/1077

The KT-980HP in Europe is the BF-F8HP (High Power) for the US market. While the KT-960, is the older UV-5R model as seen here in the states and such, http://www.k-po.com/INTEK-KT-980-HP.2.html

Here is the link for the high power model but it is not available when I checked.
http://www.amazon.com/BaoFeng-BF-F8HP-TRI-POWER-Dual-Band-Transceiver/dp/B00MAULSOK/ref=pd_sim_sbs_e_4?ie=UTF8&refRID=0YHNZA46826547AKHXR7

 

http://www.amazon.com/BaoFeng-UV-82L-Two-Radio-Black/dp/B00F4OOMQ0/ref=pd_cp_e_1

http://www.amazon.com/Pofung-UV-82-Black-Two-Way-Radio/dp/B00E4KLY34/ref=pd_cp_e_0

http://www.brickolore.com/2012/12/baofeng-bf-f9.html

http://www.baofengradio.co.uk/bf-f9/

http://threeoldcrows.com/shop/magento/baofeng-bf-f9-tri-color-lcd-display-dual-band-uhf-vhf-handheld-transceiver.html

http://www.409shop.com/409shop_product.php?id=109152

http://www.buytwowayradios.com/products/baofeng/bf-f9-bw.aspx

http://mt.cricketventures.com/mt/mt-search.cgi?blog_id=2&tag=BF-F9&limit=20

http://chirp.danplanet.com/issues/1077

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Delectronics&field-keywords=bf-f9&sprefix=bf-f9%2Celectronics

http://www.miklor.com/COM/Review_F8HP.php

http://www.brickolore.com/2014/08/baofeng-bf-f8hp-high-power.html

http://chirp.danplanet.com/issues/1765

http://www.eham.net/reviews/detail/11882

https://www.facebook.com/PofungBaoFeng/posts/815295771848625

http://radioaficion.com/cms/baofeng-bf-f8hp/

http://www.miklor.com/COM/Review_F8HP.php

http://www.amazon.com/BaoFeng-BF-F8HP-TRI-POWER-Dual-Band-Transceiver/dp/B00MAULSOK

http://www.ebay.com/itm/BF-F8-Porable-BAOFENG-Walkie-Talkie-Ham-Radio-with-Emergency-Alarm-Scanning-/141380548460?pt=2_Way_Radios_FRS&hash=item20eaeff76c

http://baofengtech.com/bf-f8hp

http://baofengtech.com/bf-f8+

 

 

http://www.amazon.com/BaoFeng-BF-F8-Warranty-Dual-Band-Transceiver/dp/B00IQFH1KS/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1410332510&sr=8-2&keywords=sold+by+baofeng+tech

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JGFY_aam1E

 

 

 

 

Other Radios that are nice and affordable:

IOCOM Mobile: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GS8CCD6?psc=1

 

 

 

Best time to stock up on 72 hr bug out bags

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