While I totally understand wanting to express oneself via text-formatting in tweets, unfortunately mathematical characters and special characters don’t come across well to screen reader users. #accessibility

RT @kentcdodds@twitter.com

You 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘬 it's 𝒸𝓊𝓉ℯ to 𝘄𝗿𝗶𝘁𝗲 your tweets and usernames 𝖙𝖍𝖎𝖘 𝖜𝖆𝖞. But have you 𝙡𝙞𝙨𝙩𝙚𝙣𝙚𝙙 to what it 𝘴𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘴 𝘭𝘪𝘬𝘦 with assistive technologies like 𝓥𝓸𝓲𝓬𝓮𝓞𝓿𝓮𝓻?

🐦🔗: twitter.com/kentcdodds/status/

SMA pros:
More secure
Can be waterproof
Becoming more common on ham radio handhelds

SMA Cons:
Male/female positions not standardized.
Not as sturdy

BNC Pros:
Quick connect
Standard male/female positions

BNC Cons:
Becoming less popular
Adaptors introduce stress and may slightly affect tuning on handhelds.
Not waterproof

Both are perfectly acceptable connectors. It comes down to preference and use case. I tend to stick with what is original.

Quick question for everyone, what're the main differences between a SMA connector and a BNC? I think my Baofeng UV5R has a male SMA, but I've seen people recommend getting the adapter to BNC.

What are the pros/cons for each?
What is everyone's personal preference, for whatever reasons?


For anyone curious, here's my dog. Was trying to make it my header but experiencing technical difficulties. (pt.2, the dog). His name is Quill, kelpie x border collie cross. He's a good boy and a pain in my ass

Ok, time. (Bear with me, new to ham and very new to mastadon, haha).

I'm from northern california, the heartland of "oh shit we're on fire again where the hell is it this time?". I got into ham radio as a way to listen to chatter and track the fires movement and progress around us, seeing as last year I lived right in the midst of the LNU fire. I'm currently studying for my techie license, getting materials tomorrow.

Any tips/tricks/advice is appreciated!
Rocking a baofeng uv5r


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