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Re: Walkie Talkies

Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:05 pm
by Grommet1
I didn't enable the roger bleep :-) I gather the novelty soon wears off. Zoltan and I used them for our France trip and they worked well especially just for chatting on the long drives. I also use mine to chat to whoever is in the back as I have no crawl through.
It's also useful when we did the off roading and need to call someone over for a tow or to let them know you're ok.
I've also used them when towing as it's useful ťo let each other know when ready and pulling away, turning or braking etc
Chirp works on windows 7 pretty straightforwardly.
I also burnt the standalone linux version onto a cd or dvd which is bootable and just loads itself and the operating system. Geeky but works though windows version is bit easier to use.

Re: Walkie Talkies

Posted: Sat Jul 22, 2017 12:09 am
by Brian-reynolds
Looks like I need to try this again on my new lappy....

There is a chap of whose name escapes me, but he came over to buy some bits from me a few years back and he takes motorbikes out to Africa for "raids" He has a brown coloured T244 with a white tarp roof, anyway, he had to remove various aerials he had on his truck and hide them as they were not legal in Europe in some parts, I cannot remember what sort of radio gear it was he was using, but the aerials looked quite beefy (for want of a better term)

There cannot be that much gear of choice out there can there?

Our crap version of CB with a 3 foot range... still have one in a box....
American CB (our original?) good bit of kit, still have mine....
Ham stuff,
PMR, Personal Mobile Radio. Argos type of radio's?

B.

Re: Walkie Talkies

Posted: Sat Jul 22, 2017 7:26 am
by Grommet1
The argos type are on the uk personal mobile radio frequency and limited power so don't require a licence.

Re: Walkie Talkies

Posted: Sat Jul 22, 2017 10:05 am
by NeilandPat
Do the gp3's require licences

Neil

Re: Walkie Talkies

Posted: Sat Jul 22, 2017 10:58 am
by Grommet1
Only if used on high power or outside the uk allocated free frequencies

https://www.radiotrader.co.uk/news/fact ... radios.htm

Re: Walkie Talkies

Posted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 12:44 pm
by sparks101
Chris,

are you going to make AO18 this year? If you are may bring a laptop etc for my quad band and dive into your radio brain.......

If you do and need anything, tents, bags, food etc let me know,

cheers

Andy

Re: Walkie Talkies

Posted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:43 pm
by Brian-reynolds
sparks101 wrote:Chris,

are you going to make AO18 this year? If you are may bring a laptop etc for my quad band and dive into your radio brain.......

If you do and need anything, tents, bags, food etc let me know,

cheers

Andy


Form a queue!

Actually Chris has not got the time.... ha has a blooming big truck to build and bring over to show us!

Would be good to see you over here with us again Chris.

B

Re: Walkie Talkies

Posted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 4:39 pm
by NeilandPat
Well my Baofeng's ( gt-3wp)have arrived .

They appear to be very robust and working.

Unfortunately, the instruction book is crammed with terminology and abbreviations that mean nothing to me.

So if anyone who is a bit more clued up is going to the overland show and has a spare moment, I would appreciate some tips.

Thanks

Neil

Re: Walkie Talkies

Posted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:30 pm
by Grommet1
I'll bring my laptop and lead. Did you get a programming lead with it?
Best wishes
John

Re: Walkie Talkies

Posted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:03 pm
by Grommet1
If you search youtube for programming a baofeng with uk pmr frequencies you should find a walk through on how to do it manually via the keypad. The uv5r is similar.

:)