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Posted: 6/19/2011 9:49:14 PM
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Gander Mountain has the Standard Horizon HX370S on sale for $109.99 right now and if you use coupon code GMG20 you will get $20 off of orders over $100.
It looks they are throwing in free shipping as well so, with tax, a Standard Horizon HX370S would cost me $95.39 shipped.

The code expires June 30, 2011 and I don't know how long the radio will be on sale or free shipping will be offered.


http://www.gandermountain.com/modperl/product/details.cgi?i=92489&pdesc=Standard_Horizon_HX370S_Handheld_VHF_Radio


Hint: Only order one radio at a time if you are buying more than one. You can apply the coupon code to each order and save $20 per radio.
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Posted: 6/19/2011 9:56:02 PM
How do you program them?

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Posted: 6/19/2011 10:04:09 PM
Scroll down this page a bit

http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=10&f=22&t=604477&page=2

and find the section titled:
using commercial, FCC type-accepted radios
for transmitting on amateur bands



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Posted: 6/19/2011 10:19:31 PM
Can someone point me towards how marine freqs are used by recreational boaters?

We were voluntarily inspected by a Coast Guard Reserve (retiree) a few weeks ago at a lake. One of the things they checked for was a radio or cell phone on board. I just happened to have my wouxun on-board that day and we had cell phones, so we were covered and got our little safety sticker. Now my Dad's talking about getting a radio to keep in the boat.

Other than monitoring 16 and 22 for emergencies and warnings, what else could we legally use it for?
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Posted: 6/19/2011 10:54:30 PM
Originally Posted By joemama74:
Can someone point me towards how marine freqs are used by recreational boaters?

We were voluntarily inspected by a Coast Guard Reserve (retiree) a few weeks ago at a lake. One of the things they checked for was a radio or cell phone on board. I just happened to have my wouxun on-board that day and we had cell phones, so we were covered and got our little safety sticker. Now my Dad's talking about getting a radio to keep in the boat.

Other than monitoring 16 and 22 for emergencies and warnings, what else could we legally use it for?


the guys around here use them to just chit chat about the days catch, where they were catching and what time everyone is headed in. the HX370 can be programmed for amateur band freq's as well as things like MURS. the disadvantage with it is you cant change the freq on the fly like a normal amateur radio. you program in the freq's and once set they can only be changed via computer so you have to pick your freq's carefully. i have a VX-800 that i use for work, amateur, and MURS and it has 200 ch's so i have plenty of room so i also use it as a scanner.
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Posted: 6/19/2011 11:09:43 PM
Originally Posted By Speargun_:
Scroll down this page a bit

http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=10&f=22&t=604477&page=2

and find the section titled:
using commercial, FCC type-accepted radios
for transmitting on amateur bands
Saw the part about the cable but what software is used?

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Posted: 6/20/2011 1:32:15 AM
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You need CE-68 software. The easiest place to get it is from here
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Posted: 6/20/2011 9:27:49 AM

Originally Posted By joemama74:
Can someone point me towards how marine freqs are used by recreational boaters?

We were voluntarily inspected by a Coast Guard Reserve (retiree) a few weeks ago at a lake. One of the things they checked for was a radio or cell phone on board. I just happened to have my wouxun on-board that day and we had cell phones, so we were covered and got our little safety sticker. Now my Dad's talking about getting a radio to keep in the boat.

Other than monitoring 16 and 22 for emergencies and warnings, what else could we legally use it for?


http://www.boatsafe.com/nauticalknowhow/radio.htm

http://www.seakayak.ws/kayak/kayak.nsf/0/55C2AC6DE56618898525735500740A6E



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Posted: 6/20/2011 9:50:26 AM
Originally Posted By mylt1:
Originally Posted By joemama74:


you have to pick your freq's carefully. i have a VX-800 that i use for work, amateur, and MURS and it has 200 ch's so i have plenty of room so i also use it as a scanner.



I've had my FT60 for little over 3 years, and only added freqs once to it, when i went to northern MN for a weekend, this shouldn't be an issue.
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Posted: 6/20/2011 11:31:24 AM
thanks for the heads-up and the link, order placed!
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Thx for the links. Yeah, this may be a better option for my Dad since, he'd take it on the boat and get it wet. Then I could program some local 2 meter repeaters on some lesser used channels for him, so he could keep abreast of the weather or call for help if he's fishing alone.
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Posted: 6/21/2011 2:25:23 AM
Heck with it, grabbed one too.
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Posted: 6/21/2011 2:28:53 AM
I've just started reading up on radios and I've got a couple questions. First, this can be programed for FRS/GMRS frequencies, right? So I could talk with my hunting buddies? But you're limited to 40 programed channels by computer. Compared to the VX 170 that has 200 programmed channels done on the handheld unit? Second, would I get more range than the standard store bought FRS/GMRS radios?
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No.

The HX370S is a VHF radio. FRS/GMRS is UHF.

Also, you're not supposed to transmit on FRS/GMRS without a type certified radio, and a license (in the case of GMRS).

The VX-170 is a VHF HAM radio. You're not supposed to transmit on FRS/GMRS with a HAM radio either.
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Posted: 6/21/2011 9:39:31 AM
Sweet deal, thanks OP. I've been loking to pick up one of these to try out just to have something that's (possible incorrect attempt at sounding like I have a clue) part 90 certified. Just never know when it could come in handy for emcomm work. Considering the AA battery tray and charging cradle on my VX-7R were 2/3rds the price of this whole radio setup, it's a steal!

Now I just have to hope like hell I read everything else right in being able to use the CE68 software with my existing programming cable. Otherwise it's off to cable-shopping land as well...
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Posted: 6/21/2011 12:56:16 PM
Guess I need to start looking for a cable.
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Originally Posted By Thoreau:
Sweet deal, thanks OP. I've been loking to pick up one of these to try out just to have something that's (possible incorrect attempt at sounding like I have a clue) part 90 certified. Just never know when it could come in handy for emcomm work. Considering the AA battery tray and charging cradle on my VX-7R were 2/3rds the price of this whole radio setup, it's a steal!

Now I just have to hope like hell I read everything else right in being able to use the CE68 software with my existing programming cable. Otherwise it's off to cable-shopping land as well...


If it works with your VX7, it will be compatible with the HX370.

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Posted: 6/21/2011 7:38:01 PM
*cheer*

Very good to know =)

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These are great radios for situations where you want to:

* use a very durable and/or inexpensive radio (relative to your VX7/VX8)

* have a radio that is "idiot proof"

* "issue" a radio to people for turnkey use, e.g. for an event

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Posted: 6/24/2011 7:06:41 PM
W00T!!!

Just pulled the trigger on one. 96 bucks with tax.

Anyone got a copy of the software I can use for a day?
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Originally Posted By DanishM1Garand:
W00T!!!

Just pulled the trigger on one. 96 bucks with tax.

Anyone got a copy of the software I can use for a day?


see the link referenced above for CE68...free for download if you join the yahoo group...don't forget you need a programming cable too, which is not included with the radio
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Posted: 6/28/2011 11:09:42 AM
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Right Click - Save As

CE68_V101.zip

For a limited time only.........
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Originally Posted By Speargun_:
Right Click - Save As

CE68_V101.zip

For a limited time only.........


Thanks, but it is giving me a "Error 404" "cannot connect to server."
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Originally Posted By juslearnin:
Originally Posted By Speargun_:
Right Click - Save As

CE68_V101.zip

For a limited time only.........


Thanks, but it is giving me a "Error 404" "cannot connect to server."




ETA: It should work now.


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Posted: 6/29/2011 11:48:17 AM
Works perfect, thanks very much.
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If you email them and ask nice they(Standard Horizon) will email the software to you for free.
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