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[aprssig] 220 MHz transceivers

k4rjj at bellsouth.net k4rjj at bellsouth.net
Thu Nov 13 19:26:48 UTC 2008


 
 Alex did you copy any callsigns?  Who is playing there?

 -------------- Original message from Alex Carver <kf4lvz at yahoo.com>: --------------


> > From: Scott Miller
> > Subject: [aprssig] 220 MHz transceivers
> > To: TAPR APRS Mailing List 
> > Message-ID: <491BA9D4.4070702 at opentrac.org>
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> > The company that developed the 2-meter data transceivers
> > I'm carrying 
> > now 
> > (https://www.argentdata.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=110)
> > 
> > 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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