10 meter Repeaters

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Randy Duncan:
Are 10M repeaters still being used and if so, would an example of a repeater freq be 28.680 rx/28.580 tx on FM?

mike agner:
  Absolutly, but they are usually found in the 29 mhz
range- usually above 29.5.  Simplex/calling is
29.6, and most pairs are above this- for example,
29.66 out 29.56 in (100 khz seperation).  Note, too,
that they are FM mode.

  73s  Mike  ka3jjz@erols.com

:
Use them all the time...great way to make contacts!  Here is a few reference sites:

http://www.ac6v.com/hambands.html#TEN
http://www.thiecom.de/10mlist.htm
http://www.qrz.com/download/misc/index.html

Some info in these files are:
Use the minimum amount of power necessary to maintain contact.
Monitor the repeater in order to become familiar with any peculiarities in its
operation.
There is no need for long calls. Just simply indicate that you are on the
repeater.
Identify legally. You must identify at least every 10 minutes during a contact
and at the end of it.
Pause between transmissions to allow other hams to break in and gain access to
repeater too.
Be thoughtful and keep the transmissions as short as possible. Be aware that
your transmissions are monitored by many listeners. Don't give the amateur
radio hobby a bad reputation!
THE 29 MHZ FM SEGMENT IN THE IARU REGION 1
 FREQUENCY (MHz)              APPLICATION
-----------------------------------------------------------
    29.510               Band edge, don't use
 29.520 - 29.550         FM Simplex
 29.560 - 29.590         Repeater inputs, (10 kHz spacing)
    29.600               Calling Frequency
 29.610 - 29.650         FM Simplex
 29.660 - 29.690         Repeater outputs, (10 kHz spacing)
29.7
FREQUENCIES FOR FM REPEATERS IN THE IARU REGION 1
 DESIGNATION      REPEATER INPUT      REPEATER OUTPUT
-----------------------------------------------------------
     RH1            29.560 MHz          29.660 MHz
     RH2            29.570 MHz          29.670 MHz
     RH3            29.580 MHz          29.680 MHz
     RH4            29.590 MHz          29.690 MHz
(END OF PART 03/27)
(PART 04/27)
    EXPLANATION FOR THE 10M-REPEATERLIST WORLDWIDE (de ARRL, WIA and DL6XB)
NOTES...goes on and on and has very detail listings of repeaters/freq/areas of the world
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etc etc etc etc

Download your copy from one of the above listed sites and start working them!  Good Luck de KB9UMT Don


David P Smith:
Not only are they around and still used, they can be a lot of fun.

A few weeks ago I thought I was listening to a local, SoCal repeater.  I heard a fellow calling and tried to respond, found I couldn't key the machine. Then I actually listened to the repeater ID.

It turns out that 10 meters was wide open and I was hearing the W1OJ repeater, near Boston MA.  I looked up the PL in the repeater directory and worked a mobile driving on I-95 (with a short mag-mount antenna) from my home in Lake Elsinore, California (I was using a simple inverted-V).

The repeater was across the continent, but sounded like a local machine--no FM fading like you normally hear at that distance.  Truly a fun experience!

If you haven't tried 10 meter FM--do so!  I have had simplex contacts on 29.6 with stations in 7 states in the last 6 months.  Jump on the bandwagon before the band closes....


73's de Dave, KE6BGH
Lake Elsinore, CA

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