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146.520 on the road

Discussion in 'On the Road' started by N3TDV, Sep 5, 2019.

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  1. N1IPU

    N1IPU Ham Member QRZ Page

    "(2) 122.700, 122.725, 122.800, 122.975, 123.000, 123.050 or 123.075 MHz at all other airports."

    What is it your need to feel better? Do you need a study showing the most popular frequency? Someone to hold your hand? 122.8 was the standard back in the day and still is at least many of the airports I fly. It's ok, I will let you win the internet today because you feel the need to sideline a discussion over minutia.
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  2. K0UO

    K0UO Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    My airport which is 4KS, has an assigned unicom frequency of 122.80.
    Unicom is for air-ground communication and airport traffic also called Aeronautical Advisory

    Real pilots use 123.45 for air to air BS

    Now someone will now say that is not an "Air to Air" frequency, They may be right but, IT is used world wide daily (By real Pilots)......... HI
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2020
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  3. AI7PM

    AI7PM Ham Member QRZ Page

    But,...but,...but,...what about IFR or SVFR traffic? ;-)
  4. WD4IGX

    WD4IGX Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    [Deleted - in the mood I'm in being both snarky and correct is really fun but I'll let it go.]
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2020
  5. KG5FEK

    KG5FEK Ham Member QRZ Page

    I'm out in Houston and keep my radio parked on 146.520 and 446.000. I don't hear activity on .52 very often, but every few weeks I hear and reply to someone, or throw my call out on my drive home and occasionally get a reply. Try to spit my callsign out fast while I'm up on an overpass sometimes, not always anyone listening on the other end but have made a very short callsign exchange like that before. Did hear a guy talking on a HT while flying over the gulf this morning, was not clear enough for me to copy while driving but he was getting plenty of replies already.

    For 446 I've rarely heard anything. Once or twice but not clear enough to copy, and maybe once where they using it as a talk channel to try to help a guy troubleshoot something on his hf amplifier.
  6. N1IPU

    N1IPU Ham Member QRZ Page

    My kind of field, Mine is 3b3. Soloed gliders in 74 and powered in 78 there. Guess its good to come back. Getting run down as of late though.
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  7. WZ7U

    WZ7U Ham Member QRZ Page

    Man, remember to put on your glasses if you wear them. o_O

    I've read pages about a unicorn and wondered wtf. Then on go the glasses and unicom pops out. :oops:

    Don't ask me to drive the plane, ok? :D
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  8. N8ZL

    N8ZL Ham Member QRZ Page

    Dave, I know this is an old post and i hate to agree with you. I monitor 2,6 and 10 meter simplex and yes more activity is needed. FM simplex as very pleasant to listen to and when 6 and 10 opens up it's a blast.
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  9. W1ND

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    To revive the thread that won’t die :)

    I met a local ham on 40m (CW) two days ago, he said he monitors 146.52. After our QSO I found that he has no email listed and I wanted to get in touch so found my HT and fired it up. Before I transmitted, I wanted to make sure I remembered how to do this and did a quick search which brought me here.

    Last May, I did a trip from Maine to western Ohio and had my HT on 146.52, as I would come up on an urban area, I would either call CQ or just say I was listening. I never once heard anyone on the trip out or back. I did, however, make a dozen or so CW /m QRP QSOs on that same trip.
  10. W5UAA

    W5UAA Ham Member QRZ Page

    Seems like we're killing ourselves on (analog) 2 meters.

    I'm seeing a pattern now-a-days. As soon as a repeater becomes popular, seems like a few oldies always try to dominate it. Then the newbies quit. Then the oldies start arguing with each other. Then it goes silent again.

    Scanning has become untenable. Seems like no matter what I do when I scan, I come across the screeching sound of one of the digital voice modes. So I don't scan any more.

    I've been on 146.52 exclusively now for about 2 years. Occasionally I hear the screeching sound of one of the digital voice modes on it. Then I turn it off. On the road, it stays squelched. I've tried throwing out a "Traveling east bound on I-20 (or what ever road I'm on and which direction I'm traveling), this *IS* W5UAA" at regular intervals, but my radio stays silent.

    On the home 2M rig, 146.52 stays mostly silent, except when there's ducting.

    Just had an IC-V8000 start to act wonky. Something on the control side of it. Usually, the RF side of these kinds of radios start to go bad first. So I scrapped it. When I run out of 2M radios, I may not bother buying any replacements.
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