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  1. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by steve_k View Post
    Nice write up as usual.

    Have you tried any of the throat mics and vox setting with the Baofeng radios? I had thought about trying a set up like that after doing the team shooting in the RGF3 class.
    My disdain for throat mics is even deeper than my dislike for boom mics. In my experience throat mics are claustrophobic, hot (sweaty), and have crappy sound transfer (like the worst drive-thru ever).

    Also for what it's worth using VOX on any radio system sucks balls for combat operations in the real world....If you can't spare a hand to hit the PPT; then you probably shouldn't be talking at that moment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Benjamin Liu View Post
    I looked up the radios and they seem to cost between $25.00-50.00. Is this the same radio?

    Can it work anywhere in the world?
    Yeah bro........ anywhere in the known universe based on the laws of physics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NeverWas View Post
    I've been looking for a high quality medium length extension for my Baofeng extensions to do exactly what you have in the third picture. Where did you get it? Also, what's the quality of the connectors like? They look pretty good in the pics.

    - Alex
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  4. #14
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    SUA, using a Baofeng UV-5R unit set at high power (8 watts I think), with a Nagoya 10.5" Dual Band Antenna (144/430Mhz) above the tree line say 30' high (with 35' of coax), a clear line of sight to the receiving unit, and a vehicle battery adapter for continuous power, what would you ballpark estimate the real world range of this rig to be. Many other additional variables I understand but just your thought for rough planning info.
    Great thread and info by the way, thanks.
    Last edited by gmorgan; 03-05-2016 at 07:20 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmorgan View Post
    SUA, using a Baofeng UV-5R unit set at high power (8 watts I think), with a Nagoya 10.5" Dual Band Antenna (144/430Mhz) above the tree line say 30' high (with 35' of coax), a clear line of sight to the receiving unit, and a vehicle battery adapter for continuous power, what would you ballpark estimate the real world range of this rig to be. Many other additional variables I understand but just your thought for rough planning info.
    Great thread and info by the way, thanks.
    Personal expierence with mine using both the factory and Nagoya antennas I have been able to use repeaters that were 25 miles away. That was with a clear line of site.
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    SUA, thank you for the effort you put into the post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SUA SPONTE View Post
    My disdain for throat mics is even deeper than my dislike for boom mics. In my experience throat mics are claustrophobic, hot (sweaty), and have crappy sound transfer (like the worst drive-thru ever).

    Also for what it's worth using VOX on any radio system sucks balls for combat operations in the real world....If you can't spare a hand to hit the PPT; then you probably shouldn't be talking at that moment.
    All good points, thank you.
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    Interesting... I have threatened to go full geek into comms but never have. This is making me want to do that again lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorkface View Post
    Interesting... I have threatened to go full geek into comms but never have. This is making me want to do that again lol.
    Never go full geek.....
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    WHILE DEFEATED WARRIORS GO TO WAR FIRST...
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    Quote Originally Posted by SUA SPONTE View Post
    That's sort of a loaded question brother..... in that there are several strongly impacting factors, such as power, frequency and terrain.

    Uniform freqs (UHF) = Less range but good penetration of micro terrain (FRS and GMRS are in this bandwith)
    Victor freqs (VHF) = More range with the right antenna, but not so great in close terrain. (These are also the common HAM freqs)

    But to answer your "loaded" question; in terrain like at your place 2 miles and 10+ in open terrain (line of sight)
    Thanks. That's the kind of ballpark estimate I was looking for.

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