2 Meters … The New CB Band Of Interference?

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by WB4IME, Nov 5, 2018.

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  1. KD4IEM

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    This isn't news. It belongs in the discussion forum.
     
  2. KD9JTI

    KD9JTI Ham Member QRZ Page

    A cheap $25 Baofeng UV 5R could be the ticket.
     
  3. WB2YMU

    WB2YMU Ham Member QRZ Page

    Are you sure on the address for NEW YORK..???
    I live a few miles from that location and have never noticed this activity happening..BTW...this address is right next to the thruway in NY....I don't think this is safe...especially if engine or parachute failure...
    Also the info posted is for Illinois...
     
  4. N3HGB

    N3HGB Ham Member QRZ Page

    Just FYI, a number of EAA members are hams and got into APRS :)
    I think the OP has a thing against parachutes more so than radio issues. IMHO promoting a 2 Meter "national air mobile simplex freq" and offering classes for licenses would be a really fun way to recruit and at least the unlicensed ops would be pointed at a safe place away from repeaters and satellites where their licenses peers would hopefully bug them to step up. Plenty of licenses pilots as well would be happy to learn this stuff.
     
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  5. WE4E

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    I'd hate to be the guy who was jamming when an in-flight emergency occurred and their communications didn't work. As distasteful and illegal as it is, at some point safety has to prevail.
     
    NUITSBLANCHES, W8YIH, KI4AX and 2 others like this.
  6. N2UHC

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    I don't know if a lawnmower tied to a parachute qualifies as an "aircraft."
     
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  7. N2UHC

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    Likewise, the address for Kansas, located in Neodesha, I don't think is accurate any more. There was a Powrchute (I think that's the name of the company) plant there but it's since either closed down or moved. I actually did go to a Powrchute fly-in once, was pretty interesting, didn't notice any illegal 2m use (since this was in the days long before anyone knew what a Baofeng was) but I did see some aero band HT's for sale.
     
  8. AB1PW

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    A restricted radiotelephone license for the aviation band is easy to get, and does not require a test. I live in an aviation community and have one.

    Walt Brown, AB1PW
     
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  9. N2UHC

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    OK, did some searching around and the actual name of the company is Powrachute. They started in Columbus, KS, and I think they briefly moved to Neodesha but are now located in Hastings, MI. So if you contact someone at that listed Neodesha address, they'll likely have no clue what you're talking about. I wonder how many other addresses in that list are incorrect?
     
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  10. W1LWT

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    another fake story..--OK OK if its such a big deal or if its true...vidio the conversation of your ht hear it then video when they land and asking them.and video the cars they arrive in....simple send it to the er FCC with a complaint...let then handle it from there...simple as that...
     
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