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Author Topic: Common 2M/440 repeater frequencies  (Read 1878 times)
KA4KYI
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« on: July 25, 2001, 12:03:56 PM »

Is there a listing somewhere about what repeater frequencies are most commonly used ?  I will be doing some travelling over the next several weeks and would like to have most of these already programmed.  Dont mind adding some from city to city but would like to have some in place.
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WB2WIK
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« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2001, 01:08:20 PM »

I think you'll find this an improbable task.  Many years ago, in the 1960's when amateur repeaters were a new thing and there weren't many around, there were definitely "most common" frequency pairs used.  Nowadays, there aren't.  Also, since most repeaters are CTCSS activated (PL) and there are 64 EIA PL tones to choose from, which are selected by no particular method, even if you could say that "146.94 is the most common repeater frequency," that wouldn't help much.  146.94 with a PL tone of 67 Hz?  Or 203 Hz?  Or which tone?  There's no standard, and no "most popular CTCSS frequency."  And with most modern radios, the PL tone must be programmed along with the frequency and offset, so it must be known in advance.

It's probably best to just download the repeater data for your trip, in advance, from the artsci.com website or using the ARRL Repeater Guide or some similar resource, and hope for the best.  Repeaters listed as having a lot of features, like autopatch, emergency power, 911 direct calling and so forth are likely to be popular and accessible.

73 de Steve WB2WIK/6

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KC0GUK
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« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2001, 01:38:23 PM »

Try this.  Not sure how often they update.

http://www.artscipub.com/repeaters/
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INITZERO
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« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2001, 12:06:10 PM »

If you're traveling through Florida, this is a good
place to visit... http://www.florida-repeaters.org/
That site is fairly up to date.

The first week of July, I did a road trip from Orlando
to Canton, OH and back. I thought I had all sorts of
good repeaters programmed into my rig. Alas, when I
got on the road, instead of scanning the programmed
repeaters, I ended up just scanning the full bands.
It was more efficient. Still, as others have noted,
finding the repeater is far easier than finding the
PL tone.

Good luck.

Matt
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