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Old January 2nd, 2015, 11:30   #61
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I'll take a look at 409 immediately. I carefully examined the plugs on the throat mic, and they must've been in the mold at a very slight angle. Gently squeezing the tips together by hand allowed me to plug the headset into any Kenwood jack just fine. The material surrounding the plugs is a flexible plastic, so it seems the tiny bit of flexing hasn't damaged the connection at all.

I guess my remaining question now is, what freqs should I program my BF777S with? Sixteen channels available, and I've no idea what will be used in an airsoft game.
Still looking for something affordable that supports airband too, but that's a bit of a reach, lol.


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Old January 2nd, 2015, 12:21   #62
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Wait until game is announced and find out what freqs you will need. I would say you are pretty safe with 1 through 16 for skrims and small games though.
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Old January 2nd, 2015, 14:27   #63
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FRS freqs only unless you feel the need to incur Industry Canada's wrath.

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Old January 2nd, 2015, 18:26   #64
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Grantmac, have you seen my signatures? I want a radio that can pull double duty.


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Old January 2nd, 2015, 19:43   #65
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None of the Baofeng can RX or TX on any aviation freqs. Their FM capability is RX only and stops before 118MHz.

You will need to get an aviation handheld if that is something you desire. Although if I want a listen I just plug in the trickle charger then sit in the plane with the master on, better ambiance :P

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Old January 2nd, 2015, 20:38   #66
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I wasn't thinking of Baofeng for airband too. Was just creating conversation. Wishing for one low cost radio I could use for both. If I just wanna listen, my old Uniden Sportcat 200 handles aviation just fine.


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Old January 7th, 2015, 23:37   #67
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Has anyone found any decent antennas that work with the Baofeng UV-5R radios? I was running a longer dual band Nagoya whip and I honestly couldn't tell a difference over the stock stubby unit.
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Old January 8th, 2015, 20:24   #68
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I was thinking of getting one of these from eBay in the tan/gold colour. I like the length and flexibility. And for the prix, worth giving it a try.


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Old January 17th, 2015, 11:51   #69
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I am having a heck of a time finding the BF-777S' default freqs. The manual says naught, and interwebs searches produce more advertisement results than anything.
Manual says 11 is for emerg, and 16 is for searching the other 15. No clue what any of the 16 freqs actually are, and my programming CD doesn't support my model Baofeng.


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Old January 17th, 2015, 12:12   #70
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What do you mean by default frequencies?
Did it come pre-programmed from the factory?
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Old January 17th, 2015, 15:46   #71
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Seems to have. I have two BF-777S, bought at the same time. You'll recall that my CD doesn't support the 777.
When I turn on "A" and "B", and tune them to the same channels, they talk to each other just fine. Leads me to understand they both at least come from the factory with the same settings.
Ergo my wondering what those default freqs are.


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Old January 18th, 2015, 01:17   #72
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Is there no way to see what frequency you are on from the screen? or do you have one without.

This MIGHT be a correct list, pretty big emphasis on might :P



Your best bet would be to try and find some software that will work with your radio online somewhere. The guys at Radio reference may be able to help you with that.

Or find a friend with a spectrum analyzer and the knowledge to use it to find out what the frequencies are.
If you can't do that, a last ditch effort would be to try out a cheap SDR. (you should anyways, they are fun) ~$20 and an hour of reading/watching tutorials will have you set up and running and you can use it as a spectrum analyzer, a scanner, or anything really. - LINK

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Old January 18th, 2015, 11:40   #73
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The BF-777S comes without a screen. I got it for the power, the compact size, channel-changing knob with audio, and the wee prix.
I will take all your advice, thanks much.


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Old January 18th, 2015, 17:59   #74
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Has anyone found any decent antennas that work with the Baofeng UV-5R radios? I was running a longer dual band Nagoya whip and I honestly couldn't tell a difference over the stock stubby unit.
I've heard these guys make good antennas.

http://www.smileyantenna.com/

http://www.eham.net/reviews/detail/6947

Various base connectors available and you can select what frequency you want as the centre.
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Old January 27th, 2015, 22:47   #75
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Question: using a BaoFeng at 2W shouldn't technically overpower average blister pack radios (being on the same frequency of course)?
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