Hams at Ouray

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Re: Hams at Ouray

Postby derf » Wed Jul 12, 2017 4:59 pm

So, now that I'm not bringing my truck, I'm falling back on my little Baofeng. It'll work with the factory antenna but I'd like to use a mag mount. I bough one but I bought the wrong adapter so it won't plug in to the radio. :(

I'm leaving on Friday so I don't have time to get the right adapter delivered.

By chance, does anyone have a spare SMA female to UHF female (SO-239) adapter like this one? https://www.amazon.com/DHT-Electronics- ... B00CVQP7CW

I'd order those but changing shipping to the KOA pushes delivery out to next Wednesday at the earliest.

If you have a spare you can sell me or don't mind picking one up, I'd be more than happy to reimburse you.

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Re: Hams at Ouray

Postby az chip » Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:09 pm


I have one in the truck. Coming up Saturday.
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Re: Hams at Ouray

Postby derf » Thu Jul 13, 2017 5:52 am


Check out my gear ratio calculator

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Re: Hams at Ouray

Postby will e » Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:00 am

Well, we didn't get to mess with the Ham's much in Ouray. Most trail rides were CB oriented.

I did try Engineer from KOA and was able to raise someone:

147.270+ 127.3 KB5ITT At Engineer Peak

This was with the base unit in my truck. Kenwood TM-d710. I will have to check on what power setting I had it on.

Craig and I had good communication running out to Ouray via Simplex. As you know it is much clearer than CB.

Also on a run with Jessie I used two handheld BAOFENG with rubbder ducks and set to a FRS frequency on low power and it worked great.

We ran through Silverton so quickly I didn't get to try: 147.375+ 156.7 KB5ITS Sliverton, Kendall Mountain. I will give that a shot next year.

I would have also like to try to get my APRS working. I put in my call sign. I am not sure what else I need to do to get it to work. It would be great to be able to send out text signals if hitting the repeaters isn't working.
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Re: Hams at Ouray

Postby REDONE » Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:09 am

Same here. I ran my APRS for the drive out and that was it. On the plus side I was connected fairly consistently except over monarch. Not bad for a 5w beofeng and old Moto X!
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Re: Hams at Ouray

Postby shimniok » Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:14 pm

I saw your track.

I had APRS working. But gave up on it after TC failed. Left everything at home. Just took CB :/

I designed a custom circuit board to interface the Raspberry Pi and to Radio Shack 2m and it actually worked out great.

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