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Old 03 January 2007, 19:18   #11
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I've never understood how the duplex channels work, if you are both transmitting on one channel and receiving on the other, neither of you will hear anything - they need to be swapped around to get anywhere.
As I understand it when the duplex channels are almost all for ship-to-shore comms and this I believe is because they use a shore base repeater. The way it was explained to me was as follows

Consider two channels A and B with you discussing the merits of a Humber Destroyed with the Humber rep. You transmit on A this is picked up by the repeater and re-transmitted so that the Humber rep gets his ears roasted on B. He then transmits his humble and pathetic apologies on A, which is then repeated on B for you to receive.

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Old 04 January 2007, 03:45   #12
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you can get std horizon for 90 (same price as cobra) from a few places e.g.
http://www.marine-super-store.com/po...artno=99110680
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As I understand it when the duplex channels are almost all for ship-to-shore comms and this I believe is because they use a shore base repeater. The way it was explained to me was as follows

Consider two channels A and B with you discussing the merits of a Humber Destroyed with the Humber rep. You transmit on A this is picked up by the repeater and re-transmitted so that the Humber rep gets his ears roasted on B. He then transmits his humble and pathetic apologies on A, which is then repeated on B for you to receive.

If I've got it all ar$e about face I'm sure someone will soon put me right

Andrew
Topical choice of example.....

I know how repeaters work in amateur radio - exactly as you say - but I read somewhere that repeaters aren't used in the marine band, hence my confusion. I guess there are repeaters then!
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Does anybody know the difference between the E and S models of the HX270, and indeed any other models there might be?

Just want to make sure I get the right one
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Does anybody know the difference between the E and S models of the HX270, and indeed any other models there might be?

Just want to make sure I get the right one
Yeah this confused me as well - I came to the conclusion the E was european version (or maybe UK?) Only thing I could think off was the default channel setting to be international rather than US etc. It's actually stamped on the radio so it doesn't seem to just mean the type of mains adapter / documents supplied with the kit.

Maybe a question for Jon Brooks?
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Does anybody know the difference between the E and S models of the HX270, and indeed any other models there might be?

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Yes I do

E version for Europe
S version for the USA.

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Old 08 February 2007, 09:23   #18
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Just looking at this:

http://www.radiocommunicationsonline...70e-p-682.html

HX270E on special offer at the moment 79.99 + vat including free delivery - seems like a very good price for those of you in the UK!!

No connection with the company and I already have one on order from my new local Yaesu dealer
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