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[aprssig] APRS on UHF?

Chris Rose kb8uih at sbcglobal.net
Thu Nov 27 00:56:58 UTC 2008


My input would say that some area networks can utilize UHF for example to stay off the main 2M freq., and use the 70cm band for local stuff.  Now local can mean different things to different people geographically.

Chris 
KB8UIH


--- On Wed, 11/26/08, Phil - AD6NH <ad6nh_lists at dslextreme.com> wrote:

> From: Phil - AD6NH <ad6nh_lists at dslextreme.com>
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] APRS on UHF?
> To: "TAPR APRS Mailing List" <aprssig at tapr.org>
> Date: Wednesday, November 26, 2008, 12:02 PM
> 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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