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2m mobile strategies for long road trip

Discussion in 'On the Road' started by KB7QPS, Apr 21, 2017.

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  1. W0MUD

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    I have driven from Colorado, Wyoming to Oregon and back many times. 146.520 FM is your best bet. I spent a few hours making a repeater list and programming them into my radios memories. Dont waste your time. 146.520 works. When the hams hear your callsign and dont recognize it... they will reply.
  2. NQ6G

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    I have 146.52 and my call on the back of my 5th wheel and in the last 7 years I have reccived only a couple of call from
    people on the road. Like someone said if you give a call once in a while people do montior the freq
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  3. WD5IKX

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    One word......HF

    There is always someone to talk to.

    John WD5IKX
  4. KC3ECJ

    KC3ECJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    Once and a while I get travelers through the NEPA area such as on 81 or the Turnpike.

    I got to chat with Canadians that were traveling though on a motorcycle.
  5. KD2GWD

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    Repeater Book android app uses your phone GPS coordinates and constantly updates closest user defined band repeaters. If your mobile radio is compatible with the bluecat device your cell phone will program your radio with freq, offset and tone wirelessly with a tap of the screen.
    Last edited: May 7, 2018
  6. KK6ILV

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    I also program repeaters on my route ahead of time. You cant go wrong with an 11 meter chicken band #17 #19 has helped me numerous times when accidents cause traffic problems and Smoky alerts
  7. KD9LCA

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    I know this post is going back a few months. But, is a new repeater search feature that also allows you to put in waypoints. It doesn't give you an "I'm thinking" type status when you start the search, so give it a bit of time. Searches can take minutes, not seconds.
  8. N6PAS

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    Most radios now have MANY memory channels. Set up "banks" for each area. If necessary set up multiple programs on your computer for each area.
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