Question on ranges with my 2 meter setup

Discussion in 'VHF/UHF - 50Mhz and Beyond' started by AD0RD, Jan 31, 2015.

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  1. WB2WIK

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    Yeah, that was my first guess several posts ago.

    But good for you! You nailed it.

    I'd give you five points for that, but I'm feeling stingy, so just three points.:p
  2. K8JD

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    I didn't know a KX3 could do FM !!!

  3. KO6WB

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  4. WB4RC

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    KV0VQM, Repeaters are kinda neat, but I don't know how it is in your area, but seems like there is always someone on there who thinks they are the ham radio police, and sometimes speaking freely is frowned upon!! And for those of you out there, I don't mean cussing!! I just mean speaking freely about whatever subject you want! We have a simplex group in our area, and we don't have any trouble talking 80-100 miles to other stations and we have hills, flatland and a variety of obstacles.... You might consider tuning around in the simplex part of the band and see if you guys have such a group over there. With the terrain you have, you'd be shocked how well you can do... If you get the summer time ducting, you can talk 100's of miles. My record is Missouri from Virginia on FM, .. but that only happened once...! To me there's not much satisfaction if I can talk to someone 100 miles away using a repeater box that's up 10,000 feet... who cares, your station only made it to the repeater box 30 miles away, a person can hit that with a HT since it's up high anyway... but when you talk to that station directly, it's a different feeling...
  5. W0AAT

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    With a KX3 I would be looking at the weak signal segments for more fun. 2m SSB is a blast and long ranges are possible with moderate beam antennas.
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