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Discussion in 'Ford Raptor Audio/Video/Electronics Forum [GEN 1]' started by t_j, May 2, 2014.

  1. t_j

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    List format:
    • Manufacturer
      - Model - VHF/UHF support - frequency ranges VHF/UHF - Power output Watts - estimated price - Other notes

    Handheld

    • BaoFeng - Programming Instructions
      - UV-5RE - VHF/UHF - 136-174/400-480 - 1/4W - $35
      - UV-5R - VHF/UHF - 136-174/400-480 - ?? - $35
      - UV-5R Plus - VHF/UHF - 136-174/400-519.995 - 1/4W - $35
    • Wouxun
      - KG-UV2D - VHF/UHF - 136-174/420-520 - 4/5W - $110
      - KG-UV6D - VHF/UHF - 136-174/400-480 - 4/5W - $135 - IP55
    • ALINCO
      - DJ-180 - VHF - 136-174 - 2W - $??

    Vehicle mount

    • Kenwood
      - TK-790H - VHF - 148-174 - 110 - $200-$300 (USED)
    • Icom
      - IC-F5021 - VHF - 136-174 - 50W - $290
      - ID-880H - VHF/UHF - 144–148/430–450 - 50W - $410 - Remote display Extended Frequency Mod
      - ID-2820H - VHF/UHF - 144–148/430–450 - 50W - $600 - Remote display Extended Frequency Mod
      - IC-V8000 - VHF - 144-148 - 75W - $320 - Extended Frequency Mod
      - ID-5100A - VHF/UHF - 118-174/375-550 - 50W - $650 - Built in GPS for DStar, Remote display and dual receiver Extended Frequency Mod
    • TYT
      - TH-9000[D] - VHF - 136-174 - 60W - $170 - D suffix is the newer version of the TH-9000
      - TH-9800 - Quad Band Operation - 29/50/144/430MHz - 50/40W - $250 - Dual Receivers and Remote display
    • Alinco
      - DR-635T - VHF/UHF - 144-147.995/430-449.995 - 50W - $329 - Extended Frequency Mod
    • Yaesu
      - FT-2900 - VHF - 144-148 - 75W - $200
      - FT-8800R - VHF/UHF - 144-148/430-450 - 50W - $500 - Remote display Extended Frequency Mod
      - FT-7900R - VHF/UHF - 144-148/430-450 - 50W - $380 - Extended requency Mod


    Antennas and Mounts

    • NMO Mount Bases
      - Browning WSPBR1015 Enclosed Nmo 3/4 Hole Mount - PL-259 Connection
      - Tram 1235 Black Mag Mount - PL-259 Connection
      - Tram-Browning BR311 NMO Trunk Mount - PL-259 Connection
    • NMO Mount Antennas - VHF Only
      - Browning International BR-158-B - 150MHz - 170MHz - No ground plane required - No Spring
      - Browning International BR-158-S - 150MHz - 170MHz - No ground plane required - With Spring
      - TRAM 1150 - 144-174MHz
      - PCTEL A/S ASP7455 MOSAIC 3dB Collinear Antenna - 138-174MHz
    • NMO Mount Antennas - VHF/UHF
      - ANLI DC-124H TriBand 2M-222-440Mhz - Hinged to allow manual fold down
    • Mag Mount Antennas - VHF Only
    • Mag Mount Antennas - VHF/UHF
      - Tram 1185 Amateur Dual-Band - PL-259 connection
      - Dual band Hypario sma-female UV Antenna (Amazon name) - SMA Connection for handhelds
    • Handheld antennas
      - Comet SMA24J DualBand Amateur Radio SMA Female Antenna
      - Nagoya NA-771 15.6-Inch Whip VHF/UHF (144/430Mhz) Antenna SMA-Female
    • Accessories/Other
      - Larsen Plastic Rain NMO Cap
      - SMA Female to UHF SO-239 Female Connectors - To allow connection of an PL-259 antenna to a HT (Baofeng or similar)



    Frequencies

    MURS - VHF

    Channel - Frequency - Authorized bandwidth -Channel Name
    1 - 151.820 MHz - 11.25 kHz - N/A
    2 - 151.880 MHz - 11.25 kHz - N/A
    3 - 151.940 MHz - 11.25 kHz - N/A
    4 - 154.570 MHz - 20.00 kHz - Blue Dot
    5 - 154.600 MHz - 20.00 kHz - Green Dot

    FRS - UHF

    Channel - Frequency (MHz) - Notes
    1 - 462.5625 - Shared with GMRS
    2 - 462.5875 - Shared with GMRS
    3 - 462.6125 - Shared with GMRS
    4 - 462.6375 - Shared with GMRS
    5 - 462.6625 - Shared with GMRS
    6 - 462.6875 - Shared with GMRS
    7 - 462.7125 - Shared with GMRS
    8 - 467.5625 - FRS use only
    9 - 467.5875 - FRS use only
    10 - 467.6125 - FRS use only
    11 - 467.6375 - FRS use only
    12 - 467.6625 - FRS use only
    13 - 467.6875 - FRS use only
    14 - 467.7125 - FRS use only


    # Name RX Freq TX Freq Decode Encode TX Pwr
    1 WXMAN 151.62 151.62 OFF OFF HIGH
    2 SNOW1 151.82 151.82 OFF OFF HIGH
    3 SNOW2 151.88 151.88 OFF OFF HIGH
    4 SNOW3 151.94 151.94 OFF OFF HIGH
    5 GLRE4 154.57 154.57 OFF OFF HIGH
    6 GLRE5 154.6 154.6 OFF OFF HIGH
    7 TRR1 152 152 OFF OFF HIGH
    8 TRR2 152.75 152.75 OFF OFF HIGH
    9 LCSMCS 151.78 151.78 OFF OFF HIGH
    10 BAJAPT 154.98 154.98 OFF OFF HIGH
    11 FAIR 150.86 150.86 OFF OFF HIGH
    12 MAG7 153.38 153.38 OFF OFF HIGH
    13 BFGRLY 151.72 151.72 OFF OFF HIGH
    14 TACTCL 153.04 153.04 OFF OFF HIGH
    15 CHECKR 150.86 150.86 OFF OFF HIGH
    16 GORDON 151 151 OFF OFF HIGH
    17 CORE 151.92 151.92 OFF OFF HIGH
    18 WX1 162.55 162.55 OFF OFF LOW
    19 WX2 162.4 162.4 OFF OFF LOW
    20 WX3 162.48 162.48 OFF OFF LOW
    21 WX4 162.42 162.42 OFF OFF LOW
    22 WX5 162.45 162.45 OFF OFF LOW
    23 WX6 162.5 162.5 OFF OFF LOW
    24 WX7 162.52 162.52 OFF OFF LOW
    25 FRS1 462.56 462.56 OFF OFF LOW
    26 FRS2 462.59 462.59 OFF OFF LOW
    27 FRS3 462.61 462.61 OFF OFF LOW
    28 FRS4 462.64 462.64 OFF OFF LOW
    29 FRS5 462.66 462.66 OFF OFF LOW
    30 FRS6 462.69 462.69 OFF OFF LOW
    31 FRS7 462.71 462.71 OFF OFF LOW
    32 FRS8 467.56 467.56 OFF OFF LOW
    33 FRS9 467.59 467.59 OFF OFF LOW
    34 FRS10 467.61 467.61 OFF OFF LOW
    35 FRS11 467.64 467.64 OFF OFF LOW
    36 FRS12 467.66 467.66 OFF OFF LOW
    37 FRS13 467.69 467.69 OFF OFF LOW
    38 FRS14 467.71 467.71 OFF OFF LOW
    39 MRN9 156.45 156.45 OFF OFF HIGH
    40 MRN11 156.55 156.55 OFF OFF HIGH
    41 MRN16 156.8 156.8 OFF OFF HIGH
    42 MRN68 156.42 156.42 OFF OFF HIGH
    43 MRN69 156.48 156.48 OFF OFF HIGH
    44 MRN72 156.62 156.62 OFF OFF HIGH

    Other Useful Threads

    * Radio Install Pics
    * Licensing
    * Antenna Mount Pics
    * Everything you never wanted to know about VHF/UHF antennas


    Mods can someone make this sticky?

    Please post your radios so I can add the details.
     
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  2. Rookie

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    Tyt-th9000 I believe. Bought it from Kanakry.
     
  3. Yukon Joe

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    Nice comprehensive list. Should be a sticky. One better would be to add links to some of the other threads like the "how to program the BaoFeng" thread. And the antenna thread. And the radio install thread.

    I have the KG-UV6D. I like that it is water resistant. I've used it in complete down pours and my buddy dropped it in the mud. No issues.

    As for the truck radio I use the tyt9000. Have been happy with it when the antenna is working properly.

    Yukon Joe
    www.RUNRAPTORRUN.com
     
  4. t_j

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    Programming baofengs was already linked adding the other threads now thanks for the suggestion.
     
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  6. johndjmix

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    It should be noted the kenwood TK-790H, (Which I have) will object when you program in frequencys below or above its limits, but will allow it. I have 2 local repeaters in mine at 149mhz range, and it works quite well on them.

    Great radio. Get them used for $200-$300.

    --John
     
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    So can you do ham 144mhz band w/ that radio? I thought it was commercial/emergency only?
     
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    Fasteddie: haven't tried to set it that low yet, but it works on the local repeater here on 145.145 like a charm. Software complains but allows you to enter it. I wonder if there is any limitation on what you can enter or just will complain.
    --John
     
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    144.100 to 148.000 the voice portion of 2m VHF
     
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    Thanks. That makes that radio much more tempting...
     

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