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[aprssig] APRS and UHF voice

Stephen - K1LNX k1lnx at k1lnx.net
Tue Jul 28 16:01:26 UTC 2009


Ditto.... I run my RoIP setup at home for this very reason :)

Stephen
K1LNX

On Tue, Jul 28, 2009 at 11:27 AM, Stephen H. Smith<wa8lmf2 at aol.com> wrote:
> 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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