Message from @[VA] JediComms

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2020-05-05 13:07:17 UTC  

This is something I can speak to specifically with some knowledge and background.

2020-05-05 14:12:04 UTC  

Aside from the commonly asked questions about getting started with comms and what radios should one get, I think this group chat should really be focused on developing a frequency plan and share scanning updates on local and state wide transmissions of importance.

2020-05-05 18:37:45 UTC  

All good ideas but keep in mind anything posted here is going to be seen by LE.

2020-05-05 19:42:39 UTC  

They can scan the airwaves to find Tx anyways, that is where encryption comes in if people have the means.

2020-05-05 20:48:35 UTC  

The point is you can use standard comms for an op or 2 before they start looking...unless you posted the details on a monitored platform.

2020-05-05 22:17:58 UTC  

Pertinent details can be ironed out per op in person but general discussions can still be held in the open. I just want to see this chat get more technical than the two most commonly asked questions in the other Comms group on any platform.

2020-05-07 12:12:37 UTC  

I've ordered a baofeng uv5r and downloaded the pdf from one of the file shares here. 530 pages and a bunch of studying but I'm moving on it.

2020-05-07 13:43:53 UTC  

@KGBSeeSpots687 - If you don't know about setting up a radio for use, a Baofeng is as good a place to start as any. Did you order the programming cable as well?

2020-05-07 13:45:48 UTC  

I think the package i ordered comes with several accessories, including the cable and extended battery, but I'll have to check.

2020-05-07 13:48:45 UTC  

If you got a bundle, cool, otherwise they usually don't ship with one.....unless things changed in the last few years. Either way, just confirm so you can begin using Chirp when it arrives.

2020-05-07 14:16:54 UTC  

Confirmed. Should be delivered in the next few days. I'm guessing chirp would be a computer based program, not something for a mobile device or tablet?

2020-05-07 14:40:16 UTC  

If the tablet is Windows based....maybe?

2020-05-07 21:06:22 UTC  

I’m interested in this too I got the same radio bundle a few months ago and have yet to figure it out. I was able to chirp it but I have yet to pick up any transmissions so I’m not sure I did it correctly

2020-05-07 21:50:25 UTC  

@Bigcooler - Where are you? What frequencies are you trying to listen to?

2020-05-09 19:43:06 UTC  

Article was written in 2016 but still has relevancy.