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  1. New things coming to my Silverado.

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  2. New things coming to my Silverado.

  3. 2021 RDF Challenge

    The RDF Challenge is coming up soon on Saturday, October the 16th, at the Usery Mountain Regional Park. Participants should arrive at 9:30 a.m.

    All AGRC members are invited. Even if you're not familiar with RDF (Radio Direction Finding), come out anyway. We can pair you with someone that can fill you in. It's great fun and also a learning experience about how radio signals work.

    For more information, check out the attached flyer.

    UPDATE: The ...

    Updated 10-20-2021 at 11:44 AM by WQUZ645

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  4. Smiley 5/8 Slim Duck 465

    If you're looking for a new rubber-duck style antenna to get the most from your HT wattage, take a look at the Smiley Antenna 5/8 Slim Duck 465 ($24.50 https://www.smileyantenna.com/product-p/46520.htm). In my testing with my Nano VNA, the SWR at GMRS frequencies is low, well below 2:1. It has an interchangeable base, so you can move it from one style of HT to another with a different antenna connector simply by buying the $6 base connector for the new radio. I have not had a chance to do much ...
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  5. GPS mapping software

    After our exercise last evening using GPS mapping to identify the appropriate jurisdiction using GPS coordinates and mapping, I realized that although I am using a good Iphone app (IHikeGPS) which includes access to all USGS and USFS quads, on up to 250k USGS maps, it's not too helpful to locate the jurisdiction quickly and a little challenging to quickly input a GPS point. I decided to pull out my trusty Arizona Roads and Recreation Atlas to see if that would do the trick. It does to a large ...
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