[chirp_users] UV-5R

Charley Bratton charley at bratton.net
Tue Jun 19 14:38:47 PDT 2018


Dennis - Is the J-pole suspended from a tree, or in close proximity (less than 3 ft)?

I had a similar experience where one HT wouldn’t hit one of the three nearby 2m repeaters.   Lowering the J-Pole a few feet away from the supporting limb made a significant difference.  Other 2m repeaters seemed unaffected.   Other radios seemed unaffected.  Once I found an answer, I stopped looking for other solutions, so no, not a full scientific work-up.

-Charley
KE4QBW



> On Jun 19, 2018, at 2:52 PM, Dennis Wage <dwage at dwage.com> wrote:
> 
> I have 3 UV-5R's
> 
> All three of them need their own *.img file because they have different firmwares.
> 
> They are all programmed with same channels and settings and all work fairly well for what I need.
> 
> However, believe it or not, one of them WILL NOT work with my J-Pole antenna. When I say 'will not work' I mean I can't hit any of the repeaters I normally use. It works perfectly, in fact really well with supplied antenna and with my dual band home made ground plane. With my MFJ power meter it also shows a full watt more output power than the other 2?
> 
> Is there anything in my programming the phone that could cause this?
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> 
> Dennis M. Wage (W9BOQ)
> 
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