Summer 146.520 Challenge!!

Discussion in 'On the Road' started by W8CEN, May 12, 2018.

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  1. AB4KA

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    I monitor it whenever I'm in my truck (my rig with listen to two frequencies at once so one side is always on '52) and I've got a "146.52" decal in my back window under my call sign. I've seen others with something similar and I always call them. I hear conversations periodically when I'm driving home from work at night, especially when propagation is good.
     
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  2. N6PAS

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    This is so important. My radios monitor multiple frequencies. I monitor both vhf/uhf calling freques. If one freq. has my radio's attention the other might be missed. So please a bit longer introduction and a repeat. I also use an old RS scanner to monitor and the same applies to it. Call several times and make the calls a bit longer. Also I and I suppose some of other of us older ones are hard of gearing and if we are concentrating on TV or a conversation we might miss your call. So please longer introduction calls and duplicate.
    Thank you.
     
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  3. KB4CO

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    I have a dedicated FT2DR monitoring 146.52 and 146.46. Last year's Easter weekend I was stuck on the highway due to a bad accident several exits ahead. I made a CQ call on 146.52 and was able to get a report from a fellow ham on his 18 wheeler heading the opposite direction. I was able to jump the medium and find an alternate route. 146.52 definitely saved the day.

    145.52 sticker is displayed on the back of my truck
     
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  4. KC9ONY

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    On a recent trip between Madison and Milwaukee, WI, I heard some APRS
    beaconing on 146.52. :rolleyes:
    Other than that, nothing else heard the whole way.
     
  5. KL7AJ

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    As our repeater system has gradually deteriorated here in Interior Alaska, many more of us are "defaulting" to '52 simplex. Seems to work better than our repeaters ever did.
     
  6. KJ5T

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    I have been debating installing a mobile again, I have at least one planned road trip this summer. Typically I have used the time to listen to podcasts and audio books. While I am pretty certain I won't do HF mobile again i have been thinking about getting at least a 2M FM rig mobile. Reading this thread is kind of igniting those thoughts. Now that my CX-5 is 7 years old I don't think I would be too bend out of shape about drilling some holes in it. Maybe this summer I will be on .52
     
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  7. K0UO

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  8. K4BTR

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    The .52 is active here in northern Alabama. When I'm out and about scanning the repeaters, I can hear many conversations on the .52.

    73
     
  9. KH6ITY

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    Recently made a 5221 mile trip in my RV from Arizona to NM to Chicago to Cincinnati and then returned via Texas. Made almost constant calls on 6.52 the entire trip. Made exactly five (yes 5 !) QSO's on 6.52. big cities, small cities whatever - all dead! I miss 6.52 for travel.
     
  10. N9AVI

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    Next time your in the Indianapolis area you can find people on 146.52.
     

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