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Author Topic: how active are ham bands?  (Read 1097 times)
N8UZE
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« Reply #15 on: April 19, 2007, 01:44:25 PM »

In our area, traffic on the repeaters is down for a very simple reason.  People are working all kinds of hours these days so you don't have a "drive time group" anymore.  We all go to and from work at different hours now.  Nominally we all work 8 to 5 but reality is quite different.
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KX8N
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« Reply #16 on: April 20, 2007, 06:39:55 PM »

"But the reason I am curious about the amount of traffic is because I have listened to IRLP on my computer and it's pretty vacant. "

You're taking the wrong approach.  If you are interested in 2 meters, you need to buy (or borrow) a scanner, find out what frequency that 2 meter repeater is on, and listen to it for a couple of weeks.  You'll immediately know what kind of "action" is there.  And don't limit yourself that that repeater.  With a good mobile and a good antenna, depending on your location you could work repeaters up to 30 miles away or more (I used to work one 70 miles away with a small beam).

The activity on a repeater just depends on the area.  In some places, they are busy almost 24 hours a day.  In other areas (like where I am), you'll be lucky to hear anyone on there.
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N6AJR
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« Reply #17 on: May 13, 2007, 10:13:20 PM »

where is  "Here. " ??  in calif, there are tons of 2 meter repeaters, lots of simplex and even a large 2 meter ssb and CW group. ( sidewinders on 2) but perhaps in the middle of kansas there is not as much.  so where is "here" Huh
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