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Re: HURETD

KO4HGO Josh
 

Thank you for all the help! That was some great research. I figured it was “too good to be true”. I don’t have money to waste so I am always looking for deals. I think some of the Ham radio sites think the radios and parts they sell are made of gold. Getting into Ham on a budget is rough. My next move was to get a 10 meter radio but I don’t want to spend all the money if I don’t end up enjoying the band. I am also only a tech. 


Simplexton Digital Net for DMR, C4FM & D-Star Modes - Sat, 01/30/2021 7:30pm-8:00pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Simplexton Digital Net for DMR, C4FM & D-Star Modes

When: Saturday, 30 January 2021, 7:30pm to 8:00pm, (GMT-06:00) America/Chicago

Where:146.460 from Franklin, TN

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Organizer: Karl N8NUT NN8NUT@...

Description:

Digital Net begins at 730 PM on 146.460 with DMR, followed by C4FM, followed by D-star. DMR Settings: Talk Group 99, Color Code 1, Time Slot 1

Announcements on 145.415 done in analog will be made when changing modes on the net so people don't have to listen to noise.


Mount Juliet Simplex Society Saturday Night Net - Sat, 01/30/2021 8:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Mount Juliet Simplex Society Saturday Night Net

When: Saturday, 30 January 2021, 8:00pm to 9:00pm, (GMT-06:00) America/Chicago

Where:Mount Juliet

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Organizer: Paul K4PEW K4PEW@...

Description: Saturday Night Simplex Nets
146.415 FM

Followed by:

BSSS Net (Buy/Sell/Swap/Swindle Net)

Followed by:

USB Net on 144.240

See/hear the best Simplex Net East of the Mississippi and South of the Mason-Dixon Line (and North of Alabama)
Hope to hear you on the air!!


Icom parts needed, radio for sale too.

W4TFZ Carey
 

I'm looking for a separation kit/parts for an IC-706MKiiG. I need the OPC581, or OPC587, cable, MB-63, and MB-62 brackets. I know good luck, but I thought I'd ask if anyone has these parts laying around. The MB62 is still available, or I can make a bracket for the main body, but the others are what I didn't get with the radio that I need to mount it the way I want. I'll be looking for a mobile HF antenna soon, so any feedback for those options would be appreciated. I want to put this one in the truck to upgrade from the AnyTone AT-5888UViii triband, so that I have the HF option when mobile.

I also have an Icom IC-718 for sale that is in the original box with the manual and other original paperwork. $400.00
That's what I paid for it so I just want my money back. Nothing wrong I just ran across the FT847 that I'm using as my main radio so that's why I'm selling it. It's just sitting on a shelf collecting dust. OK I'll be realistic I want to sell this one to fund an extra 500 watts or more for HF. :-) 

Carey
W4TFZ


Re: HURETD

K4IDC Robin
 

Austin,
Thanks much for the detailed information. I checked out the site as well since I wasn't familiar with it. My gut instinct is that it's a fly by night operation, not to be trusted. Your well informed response affirms my suspicions. Thanks for the education!


Thanks,
Robin Midgett K4IDC


On Fri, Jan 29, 2021 at 10:59 PM Austin Cates <austin.cates@...> wrote:
Josh,

I had never heard of HURETD, so I did a little digging on the domain. Here's what I found....


(#1) The domain (it's online existence) started only 8 months ago. That's very "New". 

*Why it matters*
Scammers hop from one domain to another, using different websites, hosting, & naming schemes to keep their products in Searchs but change their identity.


(#2) The domain has virtually NO traffic! In addition, They had a traffic rating of 0. I don't have to tell you, 0 isn't a good score.  :). 

*Why it matters*
If a domain has a very low score combined with low traffic, it can be a  sign that it's not well trusted due to complaints, expired certificates, or too new to have been reviewed. 


(#3) HureTd Site has an EXPIRED certificate from Mcafee Secure & does not have any reviews on Trust-Pilot or similar site. These are just 2x of many online resources that help rate the credibility of other websites. 

*Why it matters*
Reputable dealers & businesses will have certificates & website credentials that are up to date & have reviews/ratings available. Expired certificates are not a good sign.


(#4) The Domain "WHOIS PRIVACY" feature has been turned on.

*Why it matters*
This is a feature, that hides the identity/address of the domains owner. There are legitimate reasons to do this,  However it's Less used by established businesses. 


(#5) The domain is registered with "NameSilo" & hosted on a free/basic service. 

*Why it matters*
Scammers & Hackers routinely use free Domain registrars & hosting because they bounce around so much. Reputable dealers & legit businesses rarely use these free or basic web services due to minimal features & security typically offered.



*Conclusion* 
 While none of these things by itself constitutes a fraudulent site,  it's definitely Sketchy. Combine that with deals that are too good to be true, & it's almost certainly a scam. If not an outright scam, you'll likely be disappointed by inferior products that don't match what's advertised.


Either way, I would look elsewhere.   73!



Best Regards,
Ausin C.- K5QF
Fentress ARES EC
CPARC VE Team Lead
#931-488-8324


On Fri, Jan 29, 2021, 19:13 KO4HGO Josh via groups.io <joshlynn35=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

Has anyone ever bought anything from huretd? I found a unbelievable deal however the deal is so good that I’m nervous to buy anything on the site. 

 


Re: Is our Breakfast meet today?

KN4QCJ J.D.
 

Thank you


On Sat, Jan 30, 2021, 8:03 AM K4IDC Robin <K4IDC@...> wrote:
Breakfast gatherings are on the second Saturday & fourth Saturday of each month. Today is the fifth Saturday of the month, so no breakfast meeting today.

Thanks,
Robin Midgett K4IDC


On Sat, Jan 30, 2021 at 7:50 AM KN4QCJ J.D. <jerrydonpowell@...> wrote:


Re: Is our Breakfast meet today?

K4IDC Robin
 

Breakfast gatherings are on the second Saturday & fourth Saturday of each month. Today is the fifth Saturday of the month, so no breakfast meeting today.

Thanks,
Robin Midgett K4IDC


On Sat, Jan 30, 2021 at 7:50 AM KN4QCJ J.D. <jerrydonpowell@...> wrote:


Is our Breakfast meet today?

KN4QCJ J.D.
 


Re: HURETD

Austin Cates
 

Josh,

I had never heard of HURETD, so I did a little digging on the domain. Here's what I found....


(#1) The domain (it's online existence) started only 8 months ago. That's very "New". 

*Why it matters*
Scammers hop from one domain to another, using different websites, hosting, & naming schemes to keep their products in Searchs but change their identity.


(#2) The domain has virtually NO traffic! In addition, They had a traffic rating of 0. I don't have to tell you, 0 isn't a good score.  :). 

*Why it matters*
If a domain has a very low score combined with low traffic, it can be a  sign that it's not well trusted due to complaints, expired certificates, or too new to have been reviewed. 


(#3) HureTd Site has an EXPIRED certificate from Mcafee Secure & does not have any reviews on Trust-Pilot or similar site. These are just 2x of many online resources that help rate the credibility of other websites. 

*Why it matters*
Reputable dealers & businesses will have certificates & website credentials that are up to date & have reviews/ratings available. Expired certificates are not a good sign.


(#4) The Domain "WHOIS PRIVACY" feature has been turned on.

*Why it matters*
This is a feature, that hides the identity/address of the domains owner. There are legitimate reasons to do this,  However it's Less used by established businesses. 


(#5) The domain is registered with "NameSilo" & hosted on a free/basic service. 

*Why it matters*
Scammers & Hackers routinely use free Domain registrars & hosting because they bounce around so much. Reputable dealers & legit businesses rarely use these free or basic web services due to minimal features & security typically offered.



*Conclusion* 
 While none of these things by itself constitutes a fraudulent site,  it's definitely Sketchy. Combine that with deals that are too good to be true, & it's almost certainly a scam. If not an outright scam, you'll likely be disappointed by inferior products that don't match what's advertised.


Either way, I would look elsewhere.   73!



Best Regards,
Ausin C.- K5QF
Fentress ARES EC
CPARC VE Team Lead
#931-488-8324


On Fri, Jan 29, 2021, 19:13 KO4HGO Josh via groups.io <joshlynn35=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

Has anyone ever bought anything from huretd? I found a unbelievable deal however the deal is so good that I’m nervous to buy anything on the site. 

 


For Sale: Entire Shack

 

Hey Paul I'm selling the hf package I got few weeks back. Need to put the money back for something here at the house for family. I didn't know if you knew anyone looking for gear or not. I have everything listed I got from the guy and plus some things needed to complete the full set up. Here's everything I have.
Icom IC-718. 
Mic and power cables.
Astron RS20A 20 Amp power supply.
MFJ939 intellituner. 
Icom specific cable for tuner.
160m-10m end fed dipole. (88ft long)
50 feet RG8X 50ohm coax.
3 foot RG8X 50ohm coax jumper.
Paracord comes with.
Inline lightening arrestor. 
Selling package for $850.

Contact Cory directly at james23potter@...
--
Hope to hear you on the air!!

Paul
K4PEW
Mt. Juliet


Simplexton Digital Net for DMR, C4FM & D-Star Modes - Sat, 01/30/2021 7:30pm-8:00pm #cal-reminder

MJSS@groups.io Calendar <MJSS@...>
 

Reminder: Simplexton Digital Net for DMR, C4FM & D-Star Modes

When: Saturday, 30 January 2021, 7:30pm to 8:00pm, (GMT-06:00) America/Chicago

Where:146.460 from Franklin, TN

View Event

Organizer: Karl N8NUT NN8NUT@...

Description:

Digital Net begins at 730 PM on 146.460 with DMR, followed by C4FM, followed by D-star. DMR Settings: Talk Group 99, Color Code 1, Time Slot 1

Announcements on 145.415 done in analog will be made when changing modes on the net so people don't have to listen to noise.


HURETD

KO4HGO Josh
 

Has anyone ever bought anything from huretd? I found a unbelievable deal however the deal is so good that I’m nervous to buy anything on the site. 

 


Re: DMR

KO4HGO Josh
 

Thanks you guys for all the responses. The radio is a TYT (not sure of the model) but it will end up being about $2-300 to get started and I am just not sure it’s worth it. I have 4 radios now and a nice vehicle set up and a base set up with a nice antenna. I can get out 60-80 miles at home and 40-60 miles in my vehicle. My debate with myself is to spend the money on HF or digital. Wish I had the money to do both. 


BIG BIG BIG Radio Station

 

Now THIS is a powerful radio station. It is the (former) marine radio station KPH in San Francisco, CA. Plenty of 360 degree pics here.

There is also an index on the left side of the page that has 360 degree photos of a variety of interesting locations. VERY impressive and a real good way to burn up some free time.

PLEASE do not use me as the reason you didn't get your chores done when your XYL asks you what you were doing.
--
Hope to hear you on the air!!

Paul
K4PEW
Mt. Juliet


Re: DMR

 

Josh,

In our area there three that would probably the easiest to hit. Before I got my base set up, I also used an HT and I had good results reaching all three repeaters. There is also one in short mountain near Murfreesboro. I’m on DMR quite a bit and really enjoy it. 

There is also a Simplex DMR net that N8NUT Carl holds for digital modes, to include DMR, on Saturdays starting at 1930hrs. 

What kind of radio are you getting? DMR seemed a bit daunting to me at first. But once you understand it’s quite simple. I read W2XAB’s guide and it was really helpful. The link is below.

http://guide.k4usd.org/

if you need any help, send me an email and I’ll be happy to help. My email on QRZ is good. 


Calros KO4JNY


Re: DMR

Austin Cates
 

It's probably worth mentioning that you can talk on DMR, as well as Yaesu System Fusion, P.25, & all the other digital voice modes with free software on a PC or Android phone/tablet. No Radio or Hotspot required. I believe an IOS version is being considered as well for Iphone/Ipad users. 

The software is called "DudeStar" for Windows 10, & a mobile equivalent called "DroidStar" for Android. The app takes the place of both a Digital Voice Radio & a HotSpot. Of course you will NOT have the ability to access repeaters which aren't connected to the internet.  It may be worth checking out before you spend $350+ on a DMR radio & Hotspot. Especially if you don't have local DMR repeater(s) to use the radio with directly. That investment might be better spent elsewhere, like a good antenna or something, if that's the case. And make an old phone your new DMR radio.   ;)

You will still have to acquire a DMR ID (get from RadioID.net) as well as familiarize yourself with the Brandmeister System a bit. You won't have a physical hotspot or radio, but static TalkGroups must be added on Brandmeister Self Care webpage under the "HotSpots" section & assign it an ESSID # for the app to work properly. Don't worry, It only sounds complicated, it's really not difficult.   ;)

These things have to be done in order to use DMR over the internet, whether by Software or by physical radio & hotspot. Youtube is an invaluable resource in that department. Search for "Getting started with DMR" or "DMR Radio Basics" & watch some videos. I expect more videos about "DudeStar" & "DroidStar" will be popping up as well.



Best Regards,
Ausin C.- K5QF
Fentress ARES EC
CPARC VE Team Lead
East TN Red Cross DAT
#931-488-8324


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On Fri, Jan 29, 2021, 00:30 NI4D Carl <carl_caldwell@...> wrote:
It's really pretty easy. You just set up a simplex connection from your radio to the hot spot on the frequency you configured. There are several varieties available, particularly on Amazon. They are basically a Raspberry Pi Zero with a radio piggy-backed "hat" on them. Some are dual band, or otherwise advanced, but the basic units are around $100 and do just fine one you get the wi-fi settings and DMR connection configured. Most work for Fusion, P25 and D-Star as well. 


Re: DMR

N8NUT Karl
 

Good morning Joshua
Their  is about 8 or 10 guys on Arklatex talk group everyday 
Most of us are using a open spot 
Not sure how good the DMR repeats are in the Nashville area 
If I can help let me know
N8NUT 
Karl 

On Thu, Jan 28, 2021 at 9:06 PM KO4HGO Josh via groups.io <joshlynn35=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
I am looking at getting into digital. I have found a dual band DMR. Do the DMR repeaters around here have a good strong signal? It’s just an HT so it won’t have the strongest signal to begin with. How many of you all are on DMR? Oh and I basically understand nothing about digital or how to even get started. 


Re: DMR

NI4D Carl
 

It's really pretty easy. You just set up a simplex connection from your radio to the hot spot on the frequency you configured. There are several varieties available, particularly on Amazon. They are basically a Raspberry Pi Zero with a radio piggy-backed "hat" on them. Some are dual band, or otherwise advanced, but the basic units are around $100 and do just fine one you get the wi-fi settings and DMR connection configured. Most work for Fusion, P25 and D-Star as well. 


Re: DMR

KO4HGO Josh
 

Ok I looked up the hotspots and that’s pretty simple.


Re: DMR

KO4HGO Josh
 

How do I connect the hot spot to the radio? And I heard someone say that digital is kind of like a chat room. Is that right?

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