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[aprssig] 220 MHz transceivers

Donald Jacob wb5eku at gmail.com
Thu Nov 13 18:05:22 UTC 2008


Scott,
There is quite a bit of 220 activity in SoCal area, you are just a little
too far
north!
There is a group of us working on a D-Star project where we will be building
non-ICOM repeaters, gateways and plug-in boards to enable radios with 9600
baud ports
to work D-Star. These transceivers look to have some potential for our
project.
I am just not sure of the time frame.

73
Don WB5EKU



On Thu, Nov 13, 2008 at 9:54 AM, Scott Miller <scott at opentrac.org> wrote:

> > 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.
>
> Yeah, apparently this county has a lot of 220 activity, just not so much
> on this side of the mountains.
>
> In this case, lack of activity might be a good thing - lots of room to
> set up your own stuff without interfering with anyone.
>
> Scott
> N1VG
>
>
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