We had a new ham named Wendy, KK6HMC from Goleta stop in to the shack on Saturday. She is involved with the Red Cross and she first popped into our club station a few weeks ago to introduce herself. She is looking for help with programming her new Kenwood TH-F6A with local repeater frequencies.
Does anyone have a computer cable and prebuilt program file for this model? Please let me know if you might be able to help Wendy get on the air.
Levi C. Maaia, K6LCM
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Per the discussion on this week's technical mentoring and elmering net:
The way I've prevented a user of my radio from accidentally transmitting on
the channel I have set for the sheriff (460.275MHz) is to set the channel
up with an offset, as you would when programming a repeater into memory.
In this way, one does not transmit right on top of the sheriff, but rather,
somewhere above, or below. It still may constitute an "illegal" (and
accidental) transmission, but better than illegally (/accidentally)
transmitting right on their frequency. I also set power to LOW on that
channel to cause the least grief if this were to happen.
Then again, maybe being able to transmit right on their frequency is a plus
(in case you get mugged while on a walk, or witness a crime, etc.). I
wonder if this would be allowed in an emergency situation. Hmmmm.....
I decided to try to find a way to set it to "off" (as Brian, K6BPM,
indicated there may be), and after a lot of digging, it seems that newer
firmware releases do have the ability. Per
need to set "Duplex" for the channel in question to "off". I have tried
this on my UV-5R and BF-F8HP (each with very recent firmware) and now when
I press the PTT button the radio just beeps at me rather than transmitting.
1) Be careful; it appears that reference is two question-pools old at this
time (they update every 4 years, if memory serves, and Jay mentioned
earlier in this thread that a new list was published in 2015). You'd be
studying the wrong question pool with this guide (not sure how much they've
changed, but they DO change). You may want to reach out and find out if
author has updated the guide.
2) It would be best to send a link to things like these rather than the
actual contents, as you sent a 1M+ file to everyone on the list (even if
they were not interested in the topic).
--On Friday, January 15, 2016 4:38 PM -0800 Stephen Travis Pope
> Wow - thanks for all the helpful responses, folks.
> I found this on-line:
I have a question about the "current" frequency privileges for each license
class. I can see that Novice merged with Tech class, but what happened to
the Advanced class privileges?
Did it merge with Extra?
>From what I understood, Tech suddenly had the Novice 10m privileges so I
talked about them merging only in those terms. I did read that Novice did
not suddenly become a tech, but looked like Techs took over Novice
Since Extra is all encompassing, I guess it does not matter, but I was not
On Sun, Jan 10, 2016 at 2:15 PM, Ken Alker <ken(a)impulse.net> wrote:
> According to <http://www.hamuniverse.com/frequencyallocations.html>,
> there is no grandfather provision and a Novice is not grandfathered to
> Technician, implying these classes did not actually merge. That said, this
> source may be outdated. It implies that one may have a grandfathered
> Novice license with grandfathered privileges, but one can no longer obtain
> a new Novice license (did you find otherwise)? [Perhaps the article is
> referring strictly to the license names, but not the privileges).
> I had a similar question to yours a couple of weeks ago and found this
> great history on Wikipedia: <
> (not sure it'll answer your specific question, but it is great reading).
> Did you know that (per Wikipedia), "Established in 1912, regulation of
> radio was a result of the U.S. Navy's concern about interference to its
> stations and its desire to be able to order radio stations off the air in
> the event of war. U.S. radio broadcasting was first governed by the U.S.
> Department of Commerce (the U.S. Department of Commerce and Labor until
> March 1913), then by the Federal Radio Commission, and finally (in 1934) by
> the FCC?" Sounds like it was a free-for-all before 1912.
> There is an interesting "cancellation notice of amateur licenses in Word
> Ward 2" on the same page.
> Also, in 1912 the licenses were called "Amateur First Grade" and "Amateur
> Second Grade". The requirements, privileges, and number and names of
> licenses has been dynamic for a long time. I had always thought it was
> much more static and that the changes in the past decade or two were
> unusual - not so.
> --On Sunday, January 10, 2016 12:36 PM -0800 Stephen Nelson <
> steve.motorola.uranium(a)gmail.com> wrote:
>> I have a question about the "current" frequency privileges for each
>> license class. I can see that Novice merged with Tech class, but what
>> happened to the Advanced class privileges?
>> Did it merge with Extra?
>> Stephen Nelson