Re: PiTNC9k6 and BTECH UV25X4 mobile


There was no name calling. 

On Jun 17, 2020, at 19:26, "Mark Griffith via" < target=_blank>> wrote:
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?

On Wed, Jun 17, 2020 at 6:32 PM Mark Griffith via <mdgriffith2003=> wrote:
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 < dacooley@...> wrote:

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.

On Tue, Jun 16, 2020 at 10:49 PM Mat Murdock < mat.murdock@...> wrote:
Is there a Winlink node in your area?  Do you have access to a Windows computer?


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