Re: PiTNC9k6 and BTECH UV25X4 mobile
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There was no name calling.
On Jun 17, 2020, at 19:26, "Mark Griffith via groups.io
Hey, let's not start name calling here. There is no reason to make this personal. You want to enter a Formula One race, but you can only afford a Fiat 500, well, you won't have a chance. I'm just stating a fact. No amount of wishing or name calling is going to make it better for you.
That being said, I have two Baofeng radios, and they can be made to work with a lot of frustration and trouble. But, if you want any kind of reliability, get a better radio. There are lots of used radios on eBay that can do the job for lots less than $400.
On Wednesday, June 17, 2020, 8:41:28 PM CDT, N5XMT <dacooley@...> wrote:
maybe the people that bash the inexpensive radios should buy me one then. Not all of us have 400-500 buchs to throw into a rig.
How about a little less self rightousness?
I can't count the number of people that have contacted me about packet problems only to find out they are using a Baofeng radio. These are just not good radios for digital modes. If you want something that works reliably, get a better radio, or you can continue to be frustrated.
My 2 cents.
On Wednesday, June 17, 2020, 8:24:52 PM CDT, N5XMT <
There are 6 winlink nodes listed within 10 miles of me, the closest 2 are only 2 miles away. I have been monitoring the freq's most of the day and attempted connection to all of them. I have heard 0 traffic all day on any of them. so no connection.
Is there a Winlink node in your area? Do you have access to a Windows computer?
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