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GSD17
09-26-2004, 19:45
How active are these things in your area?
2m repeaters-
440 repeaters-
220 repeaters-
6m repeaters-
various simplexes-

In my area our 2ms are used alot, main form of comms, 440s are rarely used-- i dont even think we have an active net on one and we have just as many as 2ms, we only have one 220 repeater and NO ONE talks on it, one six meter repeater about 50 miles off, and simplex for 2m is used occasionally, with a 2m, 70cm, 6m, net on sat. nights.... I live in Alabama.

timbo1963
09-28-2004, 08:32
We only have 2nd meter repeaters around here. I don't know if there are any simplex or FM operators on the other UHF bands. I do know of some 6 meter and 2 meter SSB here though.

GSD17
09-28-2004, 23:54
hmm, most everything around here is FM, i know some guys to to SSB and AM for contest contacts, but not widely used outside of HF

10-04-2004, 12:59
2M is quite active here in Sandy Eggo, as is UHF. There's activity on 220, but it's not as active as 2M and UHF.

We have a few 1296 repeaters with a smattering of activity.

Obviously, with the population density, it's difficult to listen to all the frequencies avaiable, but simplex communication is quite common place.

KD5MSY
10-11-2004, 20:07
lets see here:
The big repeater here has 2m, 70cm, and 6m, "forget the technical gargon" but you can talk in on any of the freq's and it goes out on all of the above.

Mosly 2m around here. "When there is a storm skywarn is verry active"

SSB is mostly for contesting.

some people are considerate and go to simplex fro ragchewing. but not all.

73,
Robert

beachside39
10-22-2004, 10:47
Dozens of two meter repeaters are in the Orlando area as well as a lot of 440 repeaters. Some of them are fairly active but most are quiet most of the time.

There are a few repeaters on six, 220 and 900 MHz bands but I haven't heard much activity there.