Seems Canada Post gave me a little present just in time for Christmas, on Christmas eve — at the door later in the afternoon, I hear a ring, and outside was a package waiting for my signature. It took a few weeks to get it (about 5 or 6 I think), but it was opportune. New in my hands was the programming cable for my radio that I’ve had for a while not programmed …
While I’ve had this radio for a while, it was not very usable. I did manage to get a charger for it (thanks Shaun) and verify it worked fine — I could not transmit on it was it was not programmed. So, now that I have said programming cable, I took a stock code plug from the va3xpr site (thanks guys!) and used that as a template to set things up.
This radio has quite the heft to it – it’s solid that’s for sure. Since I do have the remote speaker mic for it — and since I do not yet have a mobile digital radio (neither d-star nor dmr), I will use this one in the car for a bit with the external antenna and remote mic to see how it goes.
On another front, a local ham (William) is also new to digital radio – the dstar type and has a line on getting mobile power cables for the dstar radios we both have – so will be good to have an option on that as well.
So, all is good in radio land – now with UHF DMR radio #3 to try out 🙂
73, Dan ve4drk