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Offline TWX

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Ham bands popular out on the trail
« on: January 13, 2018, 10:44:38 AM »
I'm trying to get a feel for what bands are popular out on the trail.  I've got a Tech license, so my HF options are somewhat limited.  I have two goals, first being able to communicate with others in a group of trucks, and second being able to reach out for help if there's a breakdown.

2m/70cm seem popular out on the trails for truck to truck, but not sure about longer distance.  Admittedly I haven't operated much, never used a repeater, etc.  Hearing about your experiences would be cool.
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Re: Ham bands popular out on the trail
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2018, 05:21:22 PM »
Well depending on the area it will depend on the reapeter you are trying to use.

As for simplex if we are in a group we will all be on the same freq. For instance 146.430

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Re: Ham bands popular out on the trail
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2018, 02:44:01 AM »
The hardest part is figuring out repeaters in your area.  You can get an app called repeater book that will help, just figure out what's around you before loosing service.  I have a 50w 2m in my truck, but my 5w handheld does almost as well with a roll up J pole antenna I bought off ebay.  Just through it as high as you can up a tree and you'll get great reception so long as you're not in a canyon. 
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