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#75452 - 10/27/06 02:42 PM Re: One for the radio folks
beadles Offline
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Registered: 04/09/06
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Loc: Richardson, TX
If you can find one with the right connector, these coiled ear-tube headsets really work well for amateur radio stuff. Far more comfortable over long periods of time than earbuds for me.

Link

The link above is to an ebay auction which may disappear eventually, but you can search on coiled ear tube.
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#75453 - 10/27/06 03:00 PM Re: One for the radio folks
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Interesting... Here's a little better description. I wasn't aware of these.

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#75454 - 10/27/06 03:14 PM Re: One for the radio folks
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Registered: 08/10/06
Posts: 874
Loc: Colorado
"So, what are you using in your vehicle? I assume it deals with this P25 digital trunking stuff?"

Radio Shack Pro-96. $400 when on sale.
Only the high-end radios can do APCO25 at this point in product history.


'bert

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#75455 - 10/27/06 04:07 PM Re: One for the radio folks
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You know, I was going to ask another question and then I remembered...

This is how you radio guys operate. I used to work around a couple of you people; I know, I've seen it. Someone asks a seemingly benign question and you know you've got a sucker on the hook. It isn't long before the hook's set and you're reeling him in to your expensive obsession you call a hobby. Before you know it, the poor sap is checking his local zoning laws for antenna height restrictions.

Well, it's not going to work this time!

Four-hundred bucks, eh? <img src="/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />

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#75456 - 10/27/06 04:29 PM Re: One for the radio folks
unimogbert Offline
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Registered: 08/10/06
Posts: 874
Loc: Colorado
"This is how you radio guys operate. I used to work around a couple of you people; I know, I've seen it. Someone asks a seemingly benign question and you know you've got a sucker on the hook."

I don't think it's limited to radio. In fact, note that I'm not selling you on ham radio even though I've been a ham for 35 years. It's pretty much any hobby or interest where the idea fell on fertile soil.

Pro-96 goes for $400 on sale every few months.
You'll want computer software to program it with and cable to connect (about $50 more). Use www.radioreference.com to find frequencies.

:-) Have fun.

'bert

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#75457 - 10/27/06 04:46 PM Re: One for the radio folks
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All in fun. Nearly all the radio people I've ever met were pretty good folk.

The newer digital stuff will have to come down in price (as it probably will, eventually) before I even consider it, though.

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#75458 - 10/27/06 04:56 PM Re: One for the radio folks
Malpaso Offline
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Registered: 09/12/05
Posts: 817
Loc: MA
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Four-hundred bucks, eh?


I think the Tech license is only $12 <img src="/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />
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#75459 - 10/28/06 08:26 PM Re: One for the radio folks
stormadvisor Offline
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Registered: 03/14/05
Posts: 87
Loc: Ohio
For any small items like that I go to a hamfest and pick something up cheap. That's where I got mine. It is a Pryme.
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