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#1 jvfreetage


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Posted 20 July 2015 - 01:08 AM

So I built this little machine, scabbing together some pieces and parts and used equipment with two new pieces that I just couldn't fabricate, it's a frequency agile AllStar/Echolink node with a frequency agile Uhf/Vhf Repeater.


What I was wondering is, would anyone here be interested in how I did this project? And are they looking to possibly build something like this for themselves?


This is a primarily a GMRS forum, but I've seen a lot of guys who are somewhat interested in ham radio stuff too.  This project is going to be going into a 6U Gator Box to be transported and field deployable (field days, JOTA/JOTI, who knows what else).  


I've had this thing on the air now for about 4 days, and have had NO heat problems, even with the Hawaii AllStar / Mainland net which lasted for over an hour and the radio transmitted for almost 100% of that time.


BTW the radio is a Yaesu FT-8800R.






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#2 zap


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Posted 21 July 2015 - 01:01 PM

Sounds interesting.

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Posted 26 October 2015 - 08:41 AM

I'm a recent ham licensee so this is something that piques my interest. Sorry it took so long long for me to see it.

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Posted 24 November 2015 - 11:04 AM

Well, the ham radio forum here exists to let us discuss that too :)   I'm an Echolink user.  I actually use an HT with an ARS Echolink adapter.  Works very well.  Not high profile; but works for me.  I used to run a high profile node with a nice, 65 watt transmitter; but I stopped.  Now, I just use mine when I'm in a mood for Echolink.

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Posted 09 December 2015 - 10:49 AM

I'm very interested in this build. As a new Ham and GMRS operator looking to learn all I can.


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Posted 23 June 2017 - 09:33 PM

[attachment=97:wires x.jpg]Go for it. Just learning this one for my Yaesu FTM-400-XDR. Also need some info on the Wires X if any ham is out there with knowledge of this. I'm very new at this one but for starters this is what its about, http://www.ws6transa...holink_NE8K.pdf

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