[aprssig] 220 MHz transceivers
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Thu Nov 13 11:39:15 CST 2008
> From: Scott Miller
> Subject: [aprssig] 220 MHz transceivers
> To: TAPR APRS Mailing List <aprssig at tapr.org>
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> The company that developed the 2-meter data transceivers
> I'm carrying
> has developed a 220 MHz version as well. Would anyone be
> interested in
> this for APRS? I'd buy a batch regardless, but
> credit's gotten a little
> harder to get lately and I'd rather not sit on a bunch
> of inventory
> that's not going to move.
> I really know nothing about 220 utilization in the local
> area - I've
> always been under the impression that there is very little,
> if any. Not
> sure if that's true for the rest of the country.
220 has hot spots in a few places. Atlanta has a couple (one actively used) and I have heard APRS on another 220 frequency. I spotted it one day when I scanned through 220 on my D700. When I heard it, I let the radio decode it and sure enough it was APRS on 222.090. As I understand, California is also a hot spot for 220 activity.
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