after the ham cram and getting my license, i want to record my amateur radio research somewhere!
Continuing the discussion from Process the meta awesome list:
i really like this resource! thank you for calling our attention to it, @maiki!
one question i still have is… what is the difference between “CB” (citizens’ band) and “amateur radio” (ham radio)? is one a subset of the other?
i’m interested in learning more about the concept listed at the end of awesome-radio, “trunking.”
While not strictly specific to public health and safety, it is usually the first thing that comes to mind when talking about trunked radio.
Trunked radio is a form of digital-two-way communication where multiple organizations can share a small spectrum of real frequencies without hearing another organizations conversations. A user can choose a logical channel or group and the base station will find an empty frequency to transmit on.
i butted into a conversation i overheard at DWeb Camp because someone was saying they wanted to set up radios next year. i told them i just got my technician’s license and needed My First Radio help. they recommended this specific model: Tri-Band Yaesu VX-6R Submersible Amateur Ham Radio Transceiver (144/222/440) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004ESEW6C/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_QjGpDbT9T8FN5
note to self: find another supplier. they and i both are sorry that for now the link is an amazon link. it was the most convenient way for them to look up the specific model.
they said they take it backpacking.
unfortunately it’s $263. looks cool though, smaller than i thought, and … submersible?
i will be hamming it up with the dolphins soon!