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Forum: Central Maryland January 21st, 2020, 10:32 AM
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Posted By Keystone70
That is strictly FM. 10m and 6m is basically...

That is strictly FM. 10m and 6m is basically useless. The FTM100 is on sale for 290 at HRO. If you want dual vfo with cross band, then get the 400.
Plus you get c4fm on both.



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Forum: Central Maryland January 19th, 2020, 11:14 PM
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Posted By Keystone70
The Ftm100 also has aprs and gps. The main...

The Ftm100 also has aprs and gps. The main difference is the 400 has two independent VFOs. You can do cross band repeat with the 400 because of that. They are both excellent radios. I have ftm100s
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Forum: Central Maryland January 3rd, 2020, 07:37 PM
Replies: 2,633
Views: 264,572
Posted By Keystone70
You might be surprised. My wire hangs over the...

You might be surprised. My wire hangs over the driveway. I don't think HOA can say anything about a wire in the trees. People put Xmas lights in trees. I would do it and see if anyone says anything...
Forum: Central Maryland January 3rd, 2020, 12:21 PM
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Posted By Keystone70
You said no trees in back. What about the front...

You said no trees in back. What about the front yard?

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Forum: Central Maryland December 10th, 2019, 09:09 PM
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Posted By Keystone70
I don't think the antenna has anything to do with...

I don't think the antenna has anything to do with that. Sure your on lab and not USB?

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Forum: Central Maryland October 30th, 2019, 07:34 PM
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Posted By Keystone70
The Pitcairn Island DXpedition is still running...

The Pitcairn Island DXpedition is still running on all band. I have 10, 15 and 17m so far. Trying on 12m now.

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Forum: Central Maryland October 26th, 2019, 01:25 PM
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Posted By Keystone70
I started with the 450d. Great rig for the price....

I started with the 450d. Great rig for the price. Very underrated. I now have the ftdx3000. Awesome receiver.

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Forum: Central Maryland October 25th, 2019, 08:08 AM
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Posted By Keystone70
I got them and Seychelles the other day for the...

I got them and Seychelles the other day for the first time. Bands have been open for a week or so. Don't know why things are picking up with no sunspots and low sfi?

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Forum: Competitive Shooting October 15th, 2019, 11:05 PM
Replies: 15
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Posted By Keystone70
The rules are followed in all matches. Exceptions...

The rules are followed in all matches. Exceptions are usually given for equipment within reason.
The dimensions of the gun and holster are not usually rigid for new shooters within reason. If you...
Forum: Central Maryland October 14th, 2019, 06:54 PM
Replies: 2,633
Views: 264,572
Posted By Keystone70
While contesters do tend to stick to the General...

While contesters do tend to stick to the General regions. Some DXers will use the advanced and extra regions of the bands. Some countries have band plans below our extra region. Have to watch out for...
Forum: Central Maryland September 29th, 2019, 05:05 PM
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Posted By Keystone70
Congrats Sent from my Moto Z (2) using...

Congrats

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Forum: Central Maryland September 25th, 2019, 07:50 PM
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Posted By Keystone70
I'm a member and will be there Sent from my...

I'm a member and will be there

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Forum: Central Maryland September 21st, 2019, 04:47 PM
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Posted By Keystone70
If you really have neighbor problems, a homemade...

If you really have neighbor problems, a homemade 2m ground plane made of coat hangers on an so239 is basically invisible. You can attach it to a vent pipe with a piece of PVC pipe. Paint the PVC gray...
Forum: Central Maryland September 19th, 2019, 08:54 AM
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Views: 264,572
Posted By Keystone70
Depending on where you put it, just put it up and...

Depending on where you put it, just put it up and make them tell you to take it down. Your biggest concern would be direct neighbors. If they complain, you may have to accommodate them. If it is...
Forum: Central Maryland September 16th, 2019, 11:00 AM
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Views: 264,572
Posted By Keystone70
You have 10M and above as a tech. Not much...

You have 10M and above as a tech. Not much propagation though to work with. I suggest you start studying and upgrade to general.

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Forum: Central Maryland September 8th, 2019, 07:01 PM
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Posted By Keystone70
Very nice. I have my FTM100 mounted the same way...

Very nice. I have my FTM100 mounted the same way although I just used Velcro to hold the head in. The radio is mounted under passenger seat. There was a bracket there for a sub woofer, so I mounted...
Forum: Central Maryland August 24th, 2019, 04:30 PM
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Posted By Keystone70
Really, not sure it really matters much. Your car...

Really, not sure it really matters much. Your car doesn't sit still. It's on the road travelling in different directions with multiple terrain considerations. Also, you mostly communicate through...
Forum: Central Maryland August 24th, 2019, 03:08 PM
Replies: 2,633
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Posted By Keystone70
Not a problem. The available mounts for the 770...

Not a problem. The available mounts for the 770 allow you to mount on the back hatch along the side of the hatch. Mine is only 14" higher than the car roof. I can talk on the Columbia repeater from...
Forum: Central Maryland August 24th, 2019, 02:52 PM
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Views: 264,572
Posted By Keystone70
I have the FTM100 at home and in the car. I can...

I have the FTM100 at home and in the car. I can recommend the Diamond 770 for the car. You can also use it at home. Does not require a ground for rf.

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Forum: Central Maryland August 13th, 2019, 04:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,725
Posted By Keystone70
I too had them build an upper me. Works great and...

I too had them build an upper me. Works great and is very accurate. They've taken care of other issues for me as well. No complaints.

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Forum: Central Maryland August 13th, 2019, 02:00 PM
Replies: 2,633
Views: 264,572
Posted By Keystone70
I don't think the bands were very good last...

I don't think the bands were very good last weekend. Throw that wire up on the tree. Bow and arrow, sling shot, whatever as high as you can get it. String the excess to another tree or whatever you...
Forum: Central Maryland July 5th, 2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 2,633
Views: 264,572
Posted By Keystone70
Congrats. I still need GB, but was too tired to...

Congrats. I still need GB, but was too tired to stay up

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Forum: Central Maryland July 1st, 2019, 06:32 PM
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Posted By Keystone70
I haven't heard the GB station though it has been...

I haven't heard the GB station though it has been spotted. No sight of PA. I need PA, RI, GB and the special station.

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Forum: Central Maryland July 1st, 2019, 05:31 PM
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Posted By Keystone70
I've got all but PA so far and I still need the...

I've got all but PA so far and I still need the Brit and special to get a clean sweep. Bands seem open, but I think it's just more people working the event. There's also a Canada event running, as...
Forum: Central Maryland March 4th, 2019, 04:09 PM
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Posted By Keystone70
I would have to agree. Sounds like he's taking...

I would have to agree. Sounds like he's taking about split as if it is cross band.

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Forum: Central Maryland February 13th, 2019, 02:07 PM
Replies: 2,633
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Posted By Keystone70
It's an excellent radio. Enjoy. If you have any...

It's an excellent radio. Enjoy.
If you have any specific questions, let me know. I'm always willing to share

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Forum: Central Maryland February 13th, 2019, 01:11 PM
Replies: 2,633
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Posted By Keystone70
I own two of these. You either use the Yeasu...

I own two of these. You either use the Yeasu software (free) or RT Systems software ($25) . The main difference is you can import frequencies directly from Repeater book.com thru the internet using...
Forum: Central Maryland January 23rd, 2019, 06:07 PM
Replies: 2,633
Views: 264,572
Posted By Keystone70
Unfortunately, I don't have 80m working Sent...

Unfortunately, I don't have 80m working

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Forum: Central Maryland November 5th, 2018, 06:30 PM
Replies: 2,633
Views: 264,572
Posted By Keystone70
Actually. Not confusing at all. Just surprising...

Actually. Not confusing at all. Just surprising that the government let it go on this long

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Forum: Central Maryland November 5th, 2018, 05:03 PM
Replies: 2,633
Views: 264,572
Posted By Keystone70
The FCC recently put an announcement out about...

The FCC recently put an announcement out about these Chinese radios. They have not been certified by the FCC. They are not legal for use on FRS or GMRS. Whether they are legal on amateur bands with a...
Forum: National 2A Issues August 31st, 2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 987
Posted By Keystone70
I just had my M&P 22 fixed under warranty. It was...

I just had my M&P 22 fixed under warranty. It was only firing less than 30% of the time and had many ftf and fte. It now shoots perfect 100% of the time. Unless my eyes and nerves have improved...
Forum: Central Maryland July 5th, 2018, 09:49 PM
Replies: 2,633
Views: 264,572
Posted By Keystone70
Don't let that stop you. Each installation is...

Don't let that stop you. Each installation is going to have a different SWR. The internal tuner should be able to handle it for you either way.

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Forum: Central Maryland July 5th, 2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 2,633
Views: 264,572
Posted By Keystone70
Have to say that his latest reaction are not...

Have to say that his latest reaction are not surprising based on your original post[emoji47]
Start a log if you haven't already and do that RF emissions worksheet. Next time he asks if you were...
Forum: Central Maryland July 5th, 2018, 11:11 AM
Replies: 2,633
Views: 264,572
Posted By Keystone70
Thanks. I'll just stick with my shorter Random...

Thanks. I'll just stick with my shorter Random Wire which worked very well for me in the tree.

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Forum: Central Maryland July 5th, 2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 2,633
Views: 264,572
Posted By Keystone70
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