I bought a HT to bring to California and loaded about 110 repeaters in five Bay Area counties. So when does anyone get on these repeaters? Sunday night I scanned and found a strong repeater signal on 70-cm. that was broadcasting a DR-related program from somewhere, and then one or two short conversations. Today I climbed up to one of the highest points in San Francisco but heard only a few burps. What am I doing wrong?
(PS - also listened and CQ'ed on 146.52 simplex with no results)
Steve in (from) Okinawa AI6KX
That's unusual, there is usually more activity than that. What time of the day were you listening? If you can get down into the LA area, you'll find plenty of activity on the 435 repeater! https://www.broadcastify.com/listen/feed/14747/web