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Author Topic: VHF/HF mobile operation hailing frequency?  (Read 1580 times)
WB0RRA
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« on: September 26, 2004, 07:05:11 PM »

I'm new to mobile operation and was wondering if there is an unofficial 2 meter or 70cm hailing frequency  while traveling on the open road?  How about an HF frequency?  
I often see other Ham operators on the road while I'm traveling and would like to contact them but what frequency would they monitor?  Any thoughts...
Thanks,
Sam
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KC8AXJ
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« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2004, 07:41:15 PM »

Welcome to Amateur radio !


http://larc.unl.edu/vhf.freq.html

73
Steve
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KB1LKR
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« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2004, 05:32:09 AM »

try 146.52 and 446.00 (IIRC) for 2m & 70cm respectively.
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N3ZKP
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« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2004, 07:21:33 AM »

On 20m, the usual calling frequency is 14.300, monitored by the Intercontinental Traffic Net in the mornings and the Maritime Mobile Service Network in the afternoon and evenings.

Lon
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« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2004, 07:52:51 AM »

On 40 meter phone try 7251 in the southern states along the gulf coast, 7255 along the East Coast or 7258 in the midwest.

There are probably some other mobile services on other bands, but these are the ones I monitor frequently.  
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« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2004, 07:55:53 AM »

Also, if your rig will do 60 meters and you'd like to try it, substitute a shorter stinger, about 11 inches, such as a 220 FM quarter wave, into a 75m Hamstick, and adjust for best VSWR for your install.

Most mobile activity is on 5330.5 and 5371.5 USB
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WB0RRA
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« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2004, 10:31:18 AM »

Thanks to all the ops for the tips and information.

Safe mobile operations,
Sam
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W0FM
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« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2004, 11:44:37 AM »

Hi Sam,

Back in the "old daze", when we saw another ham on the road, we would just tap out "HI" in CW with the car horn.  He'd tap out "HI" back to you.

When 2M FM came into vogue, we would hold up 5 fingers, then 2 fingers...as in .52 for 146.52 the widely recognized 2M simplex frequency.  If the other ham had 2M capability in his vehicle he'd give you a thumb's up and call you on 146.52.  If he didn't, he'd give you a thumb's down and we'd just swap smiles :-)

Unfortunately, I recently realized that when I sent HI in CW to another mobile ham, I often got a blank stare (or, he would hold up ONE finger.  You can guess which one.)

73,

Terry, WØFM
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