[aprssig] APRS and UHF voice

Stephen H. Smith wa8lmf2 at aol.com
Tue Jul 28 10:27:28 CDT 2009

Robert Bruninga wrote:
> Old Dog - New Tricks... 
> VHF =>> UHF
> For some reason, for my 40 years of VHF mobile operation, I seem
> to only use 2m repeaters, just I guess out of habit.. And as an
> APRS mobile operator with a D700, I put up with the occasional
> blocked voice and blocked packets while I drive around only
> using the 2m band.  But this weekend Appalachian Trail event was
> an obvious eye opener for me.
> With all the coordination we were doing on 445, it was just an
> all new experience to be TALKING on the radio, and seeing
> packets coming in at the same time.  And never be blocked when
> packets went out.  

This is exactly why I run my Echolink node on UHF instead of VHF -- so 
it can co-exist with APRS activity on VHF on a single Comet Supergainer 
collinear at home.   And so that both can be used on my the D700 mobile 
(and share a single Diamond CX770 mobile antenna) simultaneously.

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