Anybody actually use their radios?

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Anybody actually use their radios?

Post by moose53 » November 29th, 2007, 1:24 am

Just wondered if any of you guys actually use your military radios on the 6 meter ham bands, and if so, have you encountered any problems?

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1968 G748-M101A1 1976 G748-M116A1
1990 MEP-701A

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Post by kb0jyl » December 13th, 2007, 2:39 pm

I use my radios all the time. Both lowband ones and HF ones. They work pretty well most of the time. I have radios in both my `1965 M151A1 and my 1952 M38A1.

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Post by k8icu » December 13th, 2007, 3:39 pm

I use mine on occasion when I've taken my 151 to drill and want to communicate with others.
There is one nut on a M151 that is very difficult to remove.....

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Post by Louie » December 15th, 2007, 2:08 pm

I use the RT 524 installed in my M151A2 on 6 (call KA2PFL). My Wife is also a Ham (N2GUU) and she uses a prc 77 to talk back to the mutt at HMV events. I also have a Icom 706 hidden under the rear seat, with the head mounted on the windshield. We use this and remove the 524 when off roading the mutt (I need vhf/uhf in case something happens in the woods).

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Post by Bill, Idaho » December 19th, 2007, 1:38 pm

A bunch of us in our club went for a spin out in the desert that is adjacent to a huge military training range. (Gowen Field, outside of Boise--armor, jets, infantry, etc). I had my MUTT with my RT524 and the R442. We drove up to a hill top and played with the various freqs. All we were doing then was listening, and probably heard twenty different channels of various dialects, organizations, languages, etc. It was more fun to park and listen than the ride was. On parades and such we usually use those blister pack Walmart FRS radios. They are cheaper for everyone to buy and use. A couple of us with ham licenses still use them between us. At displays, when we set our rigs up, I like to leave one of my radios on a local FM or TV station, just to show the public that they work. There is something about the sound of a military speaker that a civilian radio can't duplicate.

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Post by m151dave » January 27th, 2008, 5:16 pm

I have a working PRC77 radio mounted in my M151A2, several other our club members have working RT524's or PRC77's. Those of us who do are licensed HAM radio operators so that we keep it all legal on the airwaves.

My PRC is a little quirky on some of the channels, a little drift I think. Need to find someone who can fine tune it. We use the radios when the club is in convoy, positioning one vehicle at or near the front and one at the end. If we have more then we add them in the middle, depending on how big a convoy we have running.

When driving on the road I use my CVC helmet. Good commo and a little head protection as well.
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Post by Miltrans » January 30th, 2008, 10:02 am

Hi, yes we use our radios in Denmark. If you are a menber of the Danish club - http://www.dmkf.dk - and you have a radio you want to use, you have to take a course ( 3 hours) and then you get a call sign and a certificate. We have been given authority by the military to use some military freq. in different bands. But no "walkie taklie" language.
We use the radios during our shows and other events.
It is a great thing to have the vehicles parked up and all the radios going. Makes the camp look and sound like the real thing.
Getting messages across to all the drivers is also easier than mobile phones, looks better too.

Chris

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Post by moose53 » January 30th, 2008, 1:52 pm

Looks like a very cool club Chris, and thats great that you can use the radios like that. What type of call sign do you get, military or amatuer radio? What is "walkie talkie language" ? Does this mean you must use it military style, no chatting like amatuer operators?

Jim
Zigzag50, Northeast51, KC2QDZ
MVPA # 30032 G838.org

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1971 G838-M151A2 1966 G857-M416
1968 G748-M101A1 1976 G748-M116A1
1990 MEP-701A

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Real jeeps have horizontal grille slots

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