Lafayette, LA to Collingwood, TN

Discussion in 'On the Road' started by WM5TS, Oct 4, 2020.

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  1. WM5TS

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    I am taking a trip from Lafayette, LA to Collingwood TN via I 55 through Jacksonville then along the Natchez trace. I would like to know what are the most active repeaters along the route so that I can program my Kenwood Tm-V71A. Driving will be in the early part of the day.

    Thanks;
     
  2. AA3SS

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    Best way to do that would be with the RT Systems software. It has the ability to search for repeaters along a route or in a particular area.
     
  3. AI7PM

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    I'd net-surf the radio clubs along the way for repeater info, and cross reference with repeaterbook dot com.
     
  4. KP4SX

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    Hope you meant Jackson. Jacksonville FL would be way out of the way :)
     
  5. WM5TS

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    Yes , Jackson MS/ My bad. LOL
     
  6. W9WQA

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    i found maps of repeaters for all states. type in a search engine
     
  7. W9WQA

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  8. KC9ONY

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    I prefer repeaterbook.com, though finding the mapping feature takes a lot of time.
    The RepeaterBook app on a smartphone is great for using the GPS to
    determine how close to a repeater one is. You can search by band
    and mode (D-STAR, Fusion, DMR, etc). Call sign of each repeater is shown, too.
    However, it also shows some repeaters that I know are no longer in service.

    Again, only as accurate as to what information is updated by users, and
    no guarantee that those on the list are active.
     
  9. W9WQA

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    use what you like
     
  10. KC9ONY

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    I found that the levinecentral site had way more errors than RepeaterBook,
    at least in my area, and would prefer to have the repeater call sign included.
    Guess it depends on what source David is using for his listings.
    For a free service, it is what is is.

    After a couple of look ups, I get this message:
    "Access has been temporarily throttled in order to manage my expenses.
    You will be able to make additional requests in a few hours and no more than 1 day
    ."
    Thankfully, I don't need to look up repeaters every day.

    I do like his other services such as the Maidenhead Grid Locator.
    http://levinecentral.com/ham/

    Of course, I will use what I like. :)
     

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