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Ham radio channels you've programmed?

Discussion in 'Southern California' started by carcharias, Apr 3, 2013.

  1. Apr 3, 2013 at 10:44 AM
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    carcharias

    carcharias [OP] Giggiddy what what

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    ProForce just installed my ham (Yaesu ft-8900r) and I'm wondering which channels in the SoCal/NorCal/San Diego/Vegas areas you think are neccessities, and then which ones are fun & active. Any suggestions?
     
  2. Apr 3, 2013 at 2:38 PM
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    you have a license?
     
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    carcharias [OP] Giggiddy what what

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    Yup, I've got a license (KJ6PVC), and bought three books on repeaters at Ham Radio Outlet. That site you posted is great, and supplements what I have - thank you!

    Do you feel there are some channels that I MUST have? Like weather, emergency, KNX, etc? Do you have your "go-to" channels? Or really, with all the pre-saves I can do, it doesn't really matter? I'm a ham noob, can you tell?
     
  5. Apr 3, 2013 at 11:26 PM
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    look up Bfg, yokohama, mag 7, weatherman. those are racing channels.

    repeaters can be fun cause you can talk to people thousands of miles away, like Alaska. 147.450 is a repeater i think. 147.330 is a repeater in big bear.

    repeater list.
    rptrlist.w6jpl.ampr.org/2m.htm
     
  6. Apr 3, 2013 at 11:41 PM
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    147.435 W6NUT lulz
     
  7. Apr 4, 2013 at 12:18 AM
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    I haven't programmed any repeaters yet because I don't have my tech license yet so I'm listening only for now. But I basically programmed just about every local PD and sheriff that I could within LA, OC, SB, and Riverside counties. Many are using trunked systems like smart net and talk around so those I can't get, but using my ham as a scanner for now is pretty fun. All those can be found at radioreference.com

    I also have a few channels programmed in which match the handhelds I use at work. So I have a mobile unit incase my handheld goes out.

    Azusa is probably the most radio traffic heavy PD I've heard. They have stuff going on 24/7.

    As far as repeaters go, I'm still a noob too and without a license I've just stayed away for now.

    Glad your liking the radio install! :thumbup:

    Oh and when you get the NMO weather cap from HRO can you let me know how much it was. I need to get one when they get more in stock. Thanks
     
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    well the Cal-Az linked system is really good to have for emergencies. Getting to know more Amateurs is a good thing, I use 147.240 on monument peak as alot of des campers and outdoors folks use and monitor it, its more of a San Diego-Des system and links into Southwest Az. When we are off on our expeditions its on a area basis ( state).
     
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    I have a PDF file posted somewhere at TW with all of my frequencies/repeaters..I have since updated what I have programmed to include repeaters from Arizona,Utah, and Nevada for a trip that happened over the summer

    Edit: I have no clue where I posted it lol
     
  10. Apr 4, 2013 at 8:50 AM
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    147.435 is not w6nut...435 is owned by RRI

    W6nut is 147.450
     
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    oh I know, so damn funny.
     
  14. Apr 4, 2013 at 10:41 PM
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    carcharias [OP] Giggiddy what what

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    Dang, thanks, guys! That's all an excellent place for me to start looking into this world more. :thumbsup:

    SoCal, those websites are gonna be some fun reading this weekend! :D

    Anthony, the install is great! Am gonna use the remote to mount the head a tad bit closer under the A/C controls so I don't have to lean and take my eyes off the road so much. Will let you know abt the caps when I return that other stuff on Saturday. Need me to pick one up for you?

    Monkey, I'll search for your list, but if you find it first, please let me know! Sounds like what I need.

    Thanks, Johnnie & Andrew!
     
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