No Baofengs Allowed

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  1. KA4DPO

    KA4DPO Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

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  2. W3WN

    W3WN Ham Member QRZ Page

    Is that rant for real?

    If there is... There must be a way. Maybe there's legal precedence...

    Oh, yes, of course. Haley vs. United States. Haley 7, United States Nothing -- you see, it CAN be done.
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  3. K7WFM

    K7WFM Ham Member QRZ Page

    So the few people on his repeater are not allowed to use a Baofeng. Good to know.
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  4. K1FBI

    K1FBI Ham Member QRZ Page

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  5. WB2WIK

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    I think it's hilarious.

    And probably pretty true.
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  6. KD2FIQ

    KD2FIQ Ham Member QRZ Page

    Does he have a 1.25M repeater? Hope not. Most of the new radio choices for that band are limited to TYT, Baofeng, etc. I don't agree at all but it is his machine so he can do whatever he likes. You could have a similar argument for HF equipment. "I will only have a QSO with another station providing he has a multi element beam on a 50 foot tower."
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  7. KC9UDX

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    Say what? None of my 125cm gear is from TYT or Pofung.

    Not that I care what people have or use, but there are options. Lots.

    I guess I don't have enough experience with Pofungs to know what the guy is going on about.

    I do know this: I have mostly given up listening to the local (very active) repeaters due to the audio level. It started with a few guys who I couldn't hear with the volume cranked. I found out that some of them were using Pofungs. But everyone else seems to have turned their mic gain all the way down to be at that same audio level. Maybe 10% of the repeater users I hear have good audio. The rest are just too dang quiet. And I don't care if it's Pofungs or Kenwoods.
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2016
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  8. KV6O

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    But, where you I find such a man... Why am I asking you?

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  9. WB2WIK

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    I didn't get that impression at all.

    He doesn't like that they don't have audio preemphasis and as such don't match the modulation characteristics of his repeater and he doesn't like having to adjust his stuff so he can understand what users are saying.

    I didn't see anything to do with signal strength.

    The N4NJJ repeater is a high-profile repeater on 446.825 MHz (70cm).
  10. KD2FIQ

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    Fair enough. I guess a better analogy would be talking on HF with a station using vintage equipment that does not have the same audio fidelity capabilities of new equipment.
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