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Author Topic: 10m and up in Central PA  (Read 1068 times)
KO1D
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« on: February 18, 2008, 12:26:50 PM »

I am moving to the Mechanicsburg, PA area of Cumberland County. I am looking for information on what 10m and up to 1.2GHz repeaters actually get frequent use in that area. I want to program up the mobile rigs. The only band I do not run is 903. (Maybe someday.)

So I do not want a list of all repeaters in that area, just the ones that actually have regular use. Also any Simplex or 6m SSB/AM activity areas would be appreciated.

Thanks and look forward to working people from there soon!

Dan S
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K0BG
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« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2008, 04:02:40 PM »

Geez, Dan, I thought that was part of the excitement!

It has been my experience, that the most popular repeaters are usually the snobby ones. They're the ones where you can call someone after they finish a QSO, and they never respond. Thirty seconds later, you hear the same guy calling his first contact back.

Better yet, if you're really into 1296, bite the bullet and buy the Icom D-Star package. Getting a pair aught not to be a problem, even in PA.

Alan, KØBG
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KO1D
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« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2008, 05:29:58 PM »

Yeah I know but I figure if I knew where people were on the air I might get an idea of what goes on in the area. So far on 3 trips to the area not a single peep on any repeater. Hell I have not even worked anyone on HF other than people out of State or in Pittsburgh.

Hmmmm maybe no one lives in that area...Wink

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N5DXL
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« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2008, 06:57:54 PM »

Three trip and not a single peep on any repeater?
I know were Mechanicsburg, PA. is as I travel that road some what
and there's a lot of 2 meter and 70cm repeaters. Most of the time
you can find someone on the air. As far as 10 and 6 meters I haven't
gotten much, but north/east of there 10 meters is hot on Friday and
Saturday nights.
Hope this helps, the best thing you can do is just scanne and wait.

73,
Tom - N5DXL
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N5EAT
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« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2008, 11:33:23 AM »

Some areas of the country just don't experiment in much over 440.  Here in Alabama, we're repeater rich - almost one for every ham operator.  We have D-star which is very active at the moment.  But nary a drop above 440.  

That may change as the D-star equipment experiment with high frequency gateways and such.

We have 6,2,10 meter repeaters which are very nice.  They are rarely used.  Computers have drained of most of the FM types.

Good luck finding folks in Pittsburgh.
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