Discussion in 'On the Road' started by N3TDV, Sep 5, 2019.
Contact in Moab today.
I drove through Moab the day before yesterday. I made a contact on the 2 M repeater that covers that area. I also tried .52 with no takers. I was returning to Oregon from Colorado. In the 2400 miles I drove on the week long trip I heard nothing on .52 which is unusual. Unlike past trips however when the repeaters along the way were silent I made a number of contacts on various repeaters in CO, UT, ID and OR.
I monitor 146.520 on 2 different radios at the home station, and also scan 52 on my mobile.
I live 1.5 miles from the Appalachian Trail (AT), and also there are two campgrounds within the same distance. I mainly scan in case anybody needs info or help. I haven't had any emergencies, but I've talked to a few campers, and hikers in the area. There's also a few locals who use 52 to ragchew on every now and again. Get on 52 and make some noise. 73
Why I despise the ARRL. .52 should actually be more like Unicom for aircraft. The ARRL are whores for money plain and simple. They cannot be trusted.