Headed to Gulf Shores Alabama, Need Help

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  1. KA0CFX

    KA0CFX Ham Member QRZ Page

    Hey Guys,

    The family and I will be heading to Gulf Shores Alabama this summer. I am trying to do a little RECON before I get down there. I will be taking my BaoFeng and stuff, including my Slim-Jim antenna with 30' of Coax.

    What 2m repeaters are in the area that are active? I looked on Repeaterbook and it only shows about 200 of them, but as we know, some are better and more active than others.

    Any weekly Nets?

    I'm looking for something to get me away from the screaming grandkids.

    Any Help Appreciated.

  2. KK9W

    KK9W Ham Member QRZ Page

    Contact the Deep South ARC if you can't find your answers on their page. I had nothing but good fellowship on the air from K4MR and others and had invites to all sorts of their events since I live in N. AL.

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  3. WB2WIK

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    "Nobody goes there anymore. It's too crowded.":)

    We'll be just half an hour east of there very soon (Pensacola), maybe catch you on a repeater but I have no idea which one or what's actually active. Will dial around to find out, if possible.
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  4. KA0CFX

    KA0CFX Ham Member QRZ Page

    See, That's EXACTLY what I was looking for! Thanks KK9W!!

    Anybody else have anything?

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  5. KA0CFX

    KA0CFX Ham Member QRZ Page

    That sounds great! I will write your Callsign down!

  6. N3AWS

    N3AWS Ham Member QRZ Page

    W4NNF can steer you in the right direction, I’m sure.
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  7. W4NNF

    W4NNF XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    Unfortunately, one of the prime repeaters for that area, the 146.82 on the WALA tower, a Mobile Amateur Radio Club repeater, is down right now. :(

    I thought we were back on the air, and we were for a few days...but...

    Anyhow our page here has a decent list of local repeaters (scroll down) MARC / W4IAX
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  8. KA0CFX

    KA0CFX Ham Member QRZ Page

    I have the CHIRP DOWN on all of the recommended Deep South Repeaters in my Baofeng and ready to roll. And a few others for good measure.

    I appreciate your all's help.

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  9. KP4SX

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  10. WA3GWK

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    Welcome to my part of the world! I live up the road from Gulf Shores in Fairhope, AL. Lots of activity around here. I am very active on 6 and 2 meter SSB and occasionally visit the repeaters. The Mobile Amateur Radio Club website has a good list of nets and repeaters here http://w4iax.net/.
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