Need Help Reviving A Quiet Repeater Area?

Hey everybody and welcome back to Everything Ham Radio. A couple weeks ago I saw a post on Reddit where KE6YJR posted a question to the Hamradio sub reddit asking how to revive a dead Repeater area. Here is a link to that sub reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/HamRadio/comments/awpzrw/need_help_reviving_a_quiet_repeater_area/?st=JSTGSHSL&sh=857c1522 There seemed to be three main ideas answered to this question. Start a net or three – find out what is of interest in the area and make a net for people to talk about it. Throw your callsign out or ask for a…

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TYT Quad Band TH-9800 Review

Today we are going to be talking about the TYT Quad Band Transceiver, the TH-9800. This radio is a clone of the Yaesu FT-8900 but at about $180-200 cheaper! By clone, I am this thing LOOKS exactly like the FT-8900 with the exception of the brand name. Specifications With over 800 Alphanumeric Memory channels, you will never run out of memory channels. If you do, then you go to a lot more places than I do with my radio. One of the things that I look for in a radio…

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Controlling Your Radio With Your Phone – An ID-4100A Review

I recently heard about a new radio that has a feature that I really wish more radios had. I talked a little about it on both the RFinder and RepeaterBook podcast episodes. What I am talking about is a way to control your radio from your phone or tablet. Both of those apps had limited functionality to it, and was limited to only a small number of radios. Also they were limited to Android devices. Well it seems that someone at Icom has found a way to make this work…

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