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>> No. 26960 Anonymous
21st December 2018
Friday 1:54 pm
26960 Building a PC
Inspite of everything, I've given myself the medium term goal of building a decent PC, with a view to updrading it over time. I need to edit video and I'd like to play games on it, of course, so since Monday I've been doing some fairly basic research and making sure I wasn't playing myself by adding any daft components I don't need.

The following link is my basic idea that I'll be adding further SSDs and more RAM to over time, but I'd like to know if anyone has any advice, generally or specifically, about building a PC and possibly saving money while doing so. Video cards are still slightly mysterious to me right now.

https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/Fv4LBb
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>> No. 27024 Anonymous
14th January 2019
Monday 10:00 pm
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>>27022
There's an XKCD for everything!
>> No. 27025 Anonymous
16th January 2019
Wednesday 9:07 am
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>>27022
That kind of fantasy world actually gets me a bit hard.
>> No. 27026 Anonymous
16th January 2019
Wednesday 2:34 pm
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>>27025

GDPR m8. Your consent is revocable at any time. If you've ticked a box saying "you can do what you like with my data", you've got the right to change your mind.

https://gdpr-info.eu/art-7-gdpr/
>> No. 27027 Anonymous
17th January 2019
Thursday 12:56 pm
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>>27019
Would you kindly explain what's going on on this picture?
Also the bloody bottle is half-empty.
>> No. 27028 Anonymous
17th January 2019
Thursday 9:21 pm
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>>27027
I believe it is something to do with a show called Rick and Morty.

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>> No. 27013 Anonymous
12th January 2019
Saturday 11:18 pm
27013 Temple OS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCgoxQCf5Jg
Some lad here posted about this a few years back, the guy who made it has died.

@53:34 the narrator fails to bleep out the n-word.
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>> No. 27014 Anonymous
12th January 2019
Saturday 11:27 pm
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yeah that's been popping up in my youtube recommendations too. thanks for doing their advertising for them.
>> No. 27015 Anonymous
13th January 2019
Sunday 2:32 am
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>>27013
>@53:34 the narrator fails to bleep out the n-word.

That was your take-away from this video?
>> No. 27016 Anonymous
13th January 2019
Sunday 9:01 am
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>>27015
I think that's one of those 'trigger warning' things. You know, in case we're black Americans.

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>> No. 24774 Anonymous
3rd November 2015
Tuesday 10:49 am
24774 New phone
So my Three contract (24m One Plan at £33.50pm) is finally bloody ending and I'd rather not keep paying for this lacklustre Galaxy S4. It's caused me more bother than good.

Do any of you chaps have recommendations for a more modern handset, perhaps on contract at a lesser price? Stock Android is a bonus. Expandable memory is a must.
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>> No. 26950 Anonymous
8th December 2018
Saturday 2:44 pm
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>>26915
In my poo I have seen chunks of nut, sweetcorn, peas and seeds. It seems plausible to me that you could have solid rice in a Tues; it seems like one of those things your innards wouldn't break down fully.
>> No. 26997 Anonymous
5th January 2019
Saturday 5:09 pm
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Just over a month of using the POCO, my thoughts:

Pros:
- Really, really responsive and fast.
- Really good battery life.
- Once you get past the 72 hour bullshittery, rooting and installing recovery was smooth and you can still even use official updates (though updating to Android 9 did overwrite the custom recovery).
- Feels really nice in the hand.
- Barely gets warm, even under stress.
- MicroSD card slot.
- 3.5mm headphone jack.


Cons:
- Screen is LCD so backlight is clearly visible.
- Notch cannot be 'hidden' in MIUI 10.
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>> No. 26998 Anonymous
6th January 2019
Sunday 11:27 am
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>>26997
> MIUI 10 also really does not like playing with my WearOS smartwatch - it seems to force applications to sleep to conserve battery life, meaning that my watch loses connection to my phone unless I'm listening to music.

Aggressive dozing is pretty typical for MIUI.
Unfortunately I don't remember what things there are to be ticked off in order to lessen this problem.
>> No. 26999 Anonymous
8th January 2019
Tuesday 1:02 am
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>>26997

Great phone until the defective charge cable almost set fire to my bed and burnt the contacts on the charge port.

Going to get a Honor Play since the hype has slapped another hundred quid on the Poco.
>> No. 27000 Anonymous
8th January 2019
Tuesday 6:09 am
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>>26999
I found the standard cable far too short, so use my (w)Anker cables that seem to serve me well.

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>> No. 26990 Anonymous
29th December 2018
Saturday 1:43 pm
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My last e-reader was a Kindle with a keyboard. I liked typing out notes and annotations, but the display quickly broke.

Now I've moved and left my books behind, I'm interested in buying another one.

I have a lot of .mobi files, but also a lot of PDFs. Is there a reasonably durable reader that can handle both file types?

I'd like to spend under £150, but don't really know how performance varies for these devices.
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>> No. 26992 Anonymous
29th December 2018
Saturday 2:04 pm
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>>26991

Good advice, thanks. I think many of the PDFs I read use a different page size, so I may get away with the e-reader. Funky formatting is probably inevitable, even with a tablet.

Any recommendations on model?
>> No. 26993 Anonymous
29th December 2018
Saturday 3:15 pm
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>>26991
Yeah agreed - I have the "normal" Kindle Paperwhite, not the posh version shown in the OP - it is simply brilliant. I love the fact it only does one thing, really well.
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29th December 2018
Saturday 3:22 pm
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>>26993

Thirded. I can see much of a reason to get any of the pricier models. The Paperwhite is excellent and the form factor is perfect. Really don't understand why you'd want a chunkier, more expensive model.
>> No. 26995 Anonymous
31st December 2018
Monday 9:44 am
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Another factor just popped into my head. Do either of you know of an e-reader that can handle RSS feeds and online articles?

If there were one that could handle Feedly I'd be very happy.
>> No. 26996 Anonymous
31st December 2018
Monday 9:50 am
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>>26995

http://reabble.com/

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>> No. 25884 Anonymous
25th April 2017
Tuesday 11:09 am
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I'm in the market for a laptop, but I'm not sure if I can get away with meeting all my criteria.

- It'll be purely for business, the most demanding thing it will be opening is numerous Chrome tabs.
- It needs to run Windows software, with MS Office.
- I want it to be lightweight and no bigger than an A4 pad.

Is there any chance of me getting this for around £200?

I've been seeing refurbished X series Thinkpads from as little as £100, but maybe this is dodgy?

Do you lads know of something better?
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>> No. 26982 Anonymous
25th December 2018
Tuesday 2:54 pm
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>>26981
Do they take cheque?
>> No. 26983 Anonymous
25th December 2018
Tuesday 3:08 pm
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>>26978
How do you find your way within those thousands of samples?
>> No. 26984 Anonymous
25th December 2018
Tuesday 3:31 pm
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>>26983

Most sample libraries nowadays come with a nice powerful sample player UI, and lots of metadata so you can quickly find stuff and it's all nicely organised, like Kontakt here. The big players are very good at this, to the point where I could browse a category like "brass, alien, sci fi, fx" and find something specific to all of those.

Even without all that the standard practice for a sample pack is to put everything in very specific nested folders, so even looking at the raw files you could easily find your single short C sharp trumpet note by going Sample Pack>Orchestral>Brass>Trumpet>C#staccatotrumpet.wav, though that's really not neccesary these days since most sample makers will include indexing files for all the common sample player software.
>> No. 26986 Anonymous
26th December 2018
Wednesday 9:43 pm
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>>26982
I don't know. Maybe I should check.
>> No. 26987 Anonymous
27th December 2018
Thursday 10:03 am
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>>26986>>26982

Czech yourselves before you wrzech yourselves.

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>> No. 26952 Anonymous
8th December 2018
Saturday 9:51 pm
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I'm getting ham SMS messages from my operator offering me deals.

It says to opt out I can text 80159. When I do that this appears. Is this even legal? My contract is unlimited texts or is it just Android being overzealou
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>> No. 26954 Anonymous
8th December 2018
Saturday 10:17 pm
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>>26953
It's Virgin Media.

Thanks for the info.
>> No. 26955 Anonymous
8th December 2018
Saturday 10:18 pm
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Android's messaging application doesn't know the details of your contract, so I would assume it won't cost you anything.
>> No. 26956 Anonymous
8th December 2018
Saturday 11:28 pm
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>>26954
Threaten their customer service with GDPR then if they don't unsubscribe you for free. They'll respond quickly.
>> No. 26957 Anonymous
9th December 2018
Sunday 12:06 am
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Turn off Twilight before taking screenshots lad.
>> No. 26958 Anonymous
10th December 2018
Monday 3:37 am
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>>26957
He can watch whatever he likes, you judgemental git.

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>> No. 26945 Anonymous
7th December 2018
Friday 1:38 am
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I think my /iq/ thread about this may have been mistaken for an actual shitpost and deleted. The Linux homepage just got DNS hijacked and it made me nostalgic, take a look while you can!

http://linux.com/

Any older lads have memories of high-profile hacks in their time? I seem to recall goatse making it into the Guardian at some stage...
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>> No. 26946 Anonymous
7th December 2018
Friday 2:07 am
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>>26945

/iq/ is a sfw board so that's probably it was deleted.
>> No. 26947 Anonymous
7th December 2018
Friday 3:23 am
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>>26945

You ballsed it up lad, it's .org that's been goatsed.

I have a list of favorite defacements as long as a very long cock, but I shall choose not to incriminate myself at this moment in time.

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>> No. 26838 Anonymous
29th November 2018
Thursday 5:55 pm
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What do you get up to when you're on the internet?

I seem to have found myself in a bit of a rut; unless I'm specifically looking something up then the main things I'm doing online are visiting here or news sites. I don't use social media. All of the other forums I used to visit have either died or I lost interest in over time. I no longer read webcomics, following YouTube channels or whatever else I used to spend my time doing. I must be doing fewer things when I'm online than at any other point over the past two decades.
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>> No. 26940 Anonymous
5th December 2018
Wednesday 7:59 pm
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>>26938
Not him, but something something anonymous imageboard.
>> No. 26941 Anonymous
5th December 2018
Wednesday 8:47 pm
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Fucking hell, lads. We should just stop trying to interact with each other. Look what happens when we do.
>> No. 26942 Anonymous
5th December 2018
Wednesday 8:54 pm
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>>26941
We're .gs users, and therefore hardwired for cunt-offs.
>> No. 26943 Anonymous
5th December 2018
Wednesday 9:41 pm
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>>26941

If only we had some sort of website we could post in, to talk to each other anonymously. That would solve a lot of our problems.
>> No. 26944 Anonymous
5th December 2018
Wednesday 9:53 pm
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>>26943
Talking to each other is the source of all our problems.

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>> No. 26816 Anonymous
19th November 2018
Monday 4:00 pm
26816 Best Cartridge under £40?
Alright lads, picture is my Numark GrooveTool cartridge. It's alright, but nothing special.

I'm looking for another cartridge, under about £40. I've seen the Ortofon OM-5E or OM-1S, which seem like the best deals. Is there anything else better in that price range?

Cheers.

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>> No. 26421 Anonymous
30th March 2018
Friday 12:02 am
26421 Das Keyboard vs AUKEY
Okay I needed a new keyboard and decided to test these AUKEY things against the Das Keyboard, which I love with all my heart.

The Das Keyboard 4 I have is the ever so slightly softer key version - the AUKEY is the slightly clicky version of the mechanical keys.

I really like it, and for the massive difference in money will definitely buy some more.
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>> No. 26804 Anonymous
12th November 2018
Monday 12:14 am
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>>26796
I love a desk thread for the same reason. Infinitely revealing, like music and book collections in the old, physical days.
>> No. 26805 Anonymous
12th November 2018
Monday 2:54 am
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>>26804>>26797>>26796

>desk thread

Fuck, I had forgotten that was a thing back in the day.

I'd suggest doing one here again but I'm not sure how many responses we'd get.
>> No. 26806 Anonymous
12th November 2018
Monday 1:35 pm
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>>26805
Does it matter? There is only 3 of us.
>> No. 26807 Anonymous
12th November 2018
Monday 6:09 pm
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>>26806
I guess I'd post probably.
>> No. 26808 Anonymous
12th November 2018
Monday 10:55 pm
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>>26805
I'm all for anything but chairs again.

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>> No. 26778 Anonymous
1st November 2018
Thursday 7:43 pm
26778 My Mum
Ladfriends, how do I teach my mum to computer?

Watching her two finger typing, getting bamboozled at sound levels and forgetting keyboard shortcuts so often I start to doubt they exist at all is painful. Normally this wouldn't matter, she'd just be that woman in your office who fills you with despair, but she's starting an OU course, which she's perfectly ready for, barring her technological illiteracy. It means a great deal to her, but there are a lot of things she can't do on a computer that could hold her back, at least in terms of confidence if nothing else. Have any of you got experience teaching relatives this sort of thing? Fiddling about on a computer is so innate to me it's difficult to know where to begin with someone who can't find the "downloads" folder. She's not even that old, she just spends most of her free time in a field.
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>> No. 26779 Anonymous
1st November 2018
Thursday 9:41 pm
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My advice is to give up and get her a Chromebook or an iPad. Being "good with computers" is 20% knowledge and 80% attitude, IMO; you can figure out most things on your own, but some people just aren't interested in learning.
>> No. 26780 Anonymous
1st November 2018
Thursday 10:11 pm
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Definitely agree about the attitude. As the 'computer expert' in my family I get asked to do things all the time and nobody appreciates that I just google the answers if I don't know them. No matter how many times I recommend that they do the same they won't, because the inbuilt presumption that anything they read will be beyond their comprehension is so strong they won't even try. It's an insurmountable mental roadblock. Additionally the older ones are so scared that a single slip-up will delete their entire hard drive/somehow let hackers in that they will never do anything they're not entirely comfortable with in the first place. It's frustrating but hey, what can you do. If she really is interested though I'd recommend just showing her how google and youtube can collectively be used to find the answer to anything computer-related you want to do, no matter how simple.

Maybe find her a touch-type tutorial program too, it's the sort of thing that getting good at builds confidence since it looks so professional. I should really get back to those, I have to glance at the keyboard half the time and my backspace is worn down to a nub...

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>> No. 26742 Anonymous
17th September 2018
Monday 11:50 am
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Can anyone recommend a good dashcam?

I want something that I don't have to remove after I stop driving to deter thieves. So something inconspicuous would be ideal. I've seen ones that clip onto the frontside of the rearview mirror but they also seem to augment the rearview itself, putting a control menu there which I don't like.
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>> No. 26743 Anonymous
17th September 2018
Monday 6:34 pm
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Techmoan has a lot of good reviews, though he does a lot less now that he's focusing more on Hi-Fi stuff.

http://www.techmoan.com/what-is-the-best-dashcam/

Anything made by vico vation are very good choices, but they tend to be on the higher-priced side.
>> No. 26775 Anonymous
16th October 2018
Tuesday 3:49 pm
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>>26743
Thanks. Unfortunately the one he recommends, that I'm interested in, doesn't seem to be around anymore and has a ridiculously inflated price when I can find it.

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>> No. 26764 Anonymous
13th October 2018
Saturday 8:35 pm
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I and a dozen others have recently begun tenancies in an old, previously empty building. We (understandably) have no active landline connection. I believe the landline is still in place, but BT require an engineer visit before we can start paying for the leased line. I'd like to know if any of the work the phone engineer might do is DIY-able.
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>> No. 26765 Anonymous
13th October 2018
Saturday 8:42 pm
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>>26764
As far as I know (and I don't know much to be honest), for a situation like yours they would send an engineer out and charge the same regardless of the state of the wiring at your premises.
Plus everything up to the socket in your house remains the property of Openreach, if they suspect anything has been tampered with, I think they are able to impose extra charges.
>> No. 26766 Anonymous
14th October 2018
Sunday 11:36 pm
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>>26764
Tech guy here.

You should not fit one yourself. This is definitely engineer work.

As it is, don't try and do it with BT, they will charge you for this. You will not be their customer, strictly speaking, until you have a live service. So break out now.

Certain companies will cover the costs of the Openreach engineer to fit this for you. I know, for example, that the Post Office Homephone and Broadband is currently waiving engineer fees. If you sign up as a customer with them, they will fit the master-socket at no cost to yourself.

This could be done within three working days.

Quick correction on another poster. The internal socket also belongs to Openreach, just not the front cover of the socket, which belongs to the customer. So, you cannot fit it yourself, as it is not your property.

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>> No. 26744 Anonymous
28th September 2018
Friday 3:02 pm
26744 Fuck you, Radioddity
The mains charger for my new radio has a USB A socket on it.
Out of that USB socket, comes 12V.

What the actual fuck?
Big Clive doesn't even need to bother, this is evil by design.

Also, I just wanted a pair of radios that did digital PMR446 to each other. I'm in a world of programming, codeplugs and people setting up for repeaters, none of which I want. I feel confused.
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>> No. 26745 Anonymous
28th September 2018
Friday 3:42 pm
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Which radios did you buy? The mention of repeaters suggests that you might have inadvertently bought an amateur radio transceiver instead of PMR446.
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28th September 2018
Friday 3:50 pm
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Radioddity GD-77 , so yes, I've been criminal scum in that they'll operate outside the unlicensed bands and at unlicensed powers.
hence me wanting to find a codeplug that'll kick them back down to legal DPMR (although I know that won't make them legal, but I'm OK with that).
It's just that my analogue PMRs are really knackered and I lost the good ones in a house move, so fancied something a bit less crackly now that I'm using them more. 'Real' DPMR sets are ball-achingly expensive still, as there aren't that many.

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