[chirp_users] MDF-A and B

Dennis Wage dwage at dwage.com
Tue Apr 2 04:54:36 PDT 2019


One thing to mention. Although naming repeaters and commonly used
frequencies can be handy, I have found that most all hams memorize
frequencies. So even though I made up a naming convention for my radios so
I would quickly know which repeater I was tuned to, I think it's better to
display frequencies instead of names.

For example: I named 147.015 in Nashville DANAV1. DA = Davidson County, NA
= Nashville, V = VHF, 1 2 3 etc. etc. But everyone else refers to it as
015. And at first I never knew what they were talking about till I started
memorizing the frequencies instead of my names.

73 DW
Dennis M. Wage (W9BOQ)

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On Mon, Apr 1, 2019 at 5:44 PM Scott Raines <TRUCK28ENG at live.com> wrote:

> My reply was to simply allow for a named channel, to also display  the
> frequency for that named channel on the line below it. I never said to use
> it that way.  If one has upwards of say, 100 channels and names, unless
> you’ve got a photographic memory, that’s gonna be a bit tough to learn and
> associate all 100 names to all 100 channels, to all 100 frequencies. I only
> suggested the method I did so one could temporarily associate a name with a
> frequency.
>     Scott
>
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>
> If the scan stops on an active channel, the other vfo won’t change to
> match. Things will very rapidly get out of sync. Trust me, you will learn
> very rapidly which frequency goes with each repeater, or what name goes
> with what frequency , etc. I would just set up your radio with the
> preference of name, frequency, or channel on each vfo and just leave it at
> that.
>
> Jardy Dawson WA7JRD
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> Translator.
>
>
> On Apr 1, 2019, at 07:09, Christopher Knowles <cknowles at tiac.net> wrote:
>
> You say, "don't use both a and b to monitor 1 channel".  I assume that
> means that if I display the name on the top line (a) and the frequency on
> the bottom line (b), I can only listen to one channel.  How about this.
> Lets say lines 1 and 2 on CHIRP are set to monitor repeaters x and y in
> Falmouth.  It is possible to program CHIRP to scan only certain of the
> potential 128 channels.  If I set up the CHIRP spreadsheet so that the scan
> only looks at lines 1 and 2, it should simply alternate between the two
> repeaters.  And the two-line display would simply bounce back and forth
> between repeater x and repeater y.  Would that work?  Chris Knowles
> On 4/1/2019 9:41 AM, Jardy via chirp_users wrote:
>
> Use 2 radios, or don’t use both a and b to monitor 1 channel. After a
> while, you should be able to memorize which is which. On channels I use
> quite frequently, I name it the frequency. On less used channels, I name it
> either the call sign of the owner or the location of the repeater. After a
> while, you won’t need to use both.
>
> Jardy Dawson WA7JRD
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>
>
> On Apr 1, 2019, at 04:17, Christopher Knowles <cknowles at tiac.net> wrote:
>
> I've been using Baofengs for a year now.  I have a UV-5RD+, a BF-F9 V2+,
> and a UV-XR.  Since I live on an island in the Atlantic, and my contact
> with North America is through two repeaters on Cape Cod, I love the dual
> watch feature.  If I program the radio to display the name on the first
> line and the frequency on the second line, how would I monitor two
> repeaters and exactly what buttons would I have to push to make that
> happen?  Chris Knowles
>
>  When I want names, I do go to 21, not 22. Hit menu again, that allows for
> adjustment from freq, channel, name. I then select which of the three I
> want, then hit menu again to confirm, done. If you’ve installed names for
> all your frequencies, that process should do it for you.
>
> Second, I don’t know if you are aware of this tid-bit of info or not but,
> if you do the process I just outlined and, you actually get names, there’s
> a simple way to also provide the frequency for that name, on the screen
> too.
>
> First, make sure your up arrow is on the top row. Then, select menu &
> 21 “names”. Then press menu again to confirm. Done.
>
> Now, push your “A-B” button. Now the arrow is on the bottom row. If you
> look to the right of the upper row, you’ll see what channel  number you
> have selected while you selected “names”.
>
> Your arrow is presently on the bottom so, press the VFO button to
> select “channel mode”. Now, using the key board, press in the three numbers
> that you see to the right of the name you selected. When that comes up,
> you’ll see what’s selected, either the channel or the frequency for the
> numbers to match the ones above. Now you have the name, and the frequency
> of one particular channel, on the screen at the same time.
> Scott
>
> Sent from Windows Mail
>
> *From:* D.J.J. Ring, Jr. <n1ea at arrl.net>
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> *Cc:* Jardy Dawson <jardy72 at yahoo.com>
>
> It sounds like you have done your work with CHIRP fine.
>
> Consult your owner's manual and find the section about displaying either
> 1)channel number,  2) frequency, or 3) channel name.
>
> If you download from radio to CHIRP and see the names, they are there.
>
> Just find the owner's manual. It will tell you,
>
> 73
>
> David
> N1EA
>
> On Sun, Mar 31, 2019, 23:28 James Corbin <jamescorbinsd at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> I do. When I clone to my computer all of the names are shown. For some
>> reason when I import back to the radio, only the frequency shows. No name.
>> Not sure what step I am missing.
>>
>> On Sun, Mar 31, 2019 at 20:25 Jardy via chirp_users <
>> chirp_users at intrepid.danplanet.com> wrote:
>>
>>> Do you have names entered for those channels?
>>>
>>> Jardy Dawson WA7JRD
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>>>
>>> On Mar 31, 2019, at 20:17, James Corbin <jamescorbinsd at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>> How do I switch my Baofeng PC03 from frequency to name? When I go to 21
>>> and 22 for the name, it still only shows frequencies.
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