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[aprssig] APRS on UHF?

Phil - AD6NH ad6nh_lists at dslextreme.com
Wed Nov 26 22:41:38 UTC 2008


It is not documented.  Just a local consensus of the 3 or 4 of us actually
doing APRS on UHF... 9600 baud I might add...

73
Phil - AD6NH

On Wed, Nov 26, 2008 at 2:11 PM, Art Alto <n6vig at hotmail.com> wrote:

>  Is 438.975 for So Cal UHF APRS documented somewhere? I've done web
> searches several times over the past few years and have never found a UHF
> freq for So Cal.
>
> Art N6VIG
>
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> ------------------------------
> Date: Wed, 26 Nov 2008 09:02:44 -0800
> From: ad6nh_lists at dslextreme.com
> To: aprssig at tapr.org
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] APRS on UHF?
>
> This question gets asked every few years.  Some areas do have recognized
> UHF frequencies for APRS (So. Cal is 438.975 for example).  The problem is,
> the UHF band plan varies widely in different parts of the country, and
> efforts to standardize have always run into road blocks because of local
> band plan incompatibilities.
>
> 73
> Phil - AD6NH
> www.aprsca.net
>
> On Wed, Nov 26, 2008 at 8:42 AM, Patrick <winston at winston1.net> wrote:
>
> A question came to mind today to a couple of us on the way to work...  Why
> hasn't aprs
> standardized on UHF?  Being on the uhf bands would resolve many of the
> issues for mobile
> installations (ie de-sense to other 2m radios, car stereos, etc)...  True
> the coverage
> wouldn't be quite as long distanced, but the uhf bands seem to be a lot
> less used, and
> commercial uhf hardware is available cheaply and in abundance which could
> be easily
> modified for this sort of use...
>
> p
>
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