October 25, 2021 at 8:10 pm #1981Danial BeardModerator
As discussed during the last meeting, please post here with the results of your location repeater survey.
The process is simple. At your home/most occupied location, take a hand held radio, and attempt to “hit” any possible repeaters from your location with max handheld power, and factory supplied antenna.
Use and test both the Two Meter Band repeaters, and the 70CM band repeaters.
Please record the results here, with;
Signal quality report (both received and sent).
Also please list any further information you can think of which might be useful.
Please remember to IDentify any transmissions.
Thank you, and have a fantastic day.
October 26, 2021 at 6:17 am #1983Kelly CollinsParticipant
- This topic was modified 1 year, 3 months ago by Danial Beard.
Low power on both the 146.76 and the 444.500
no problemOctober 26, 2021 at 11:58 am #1984Phillip BeallParticipant
Dan or really anyone,
Do you have a comprehensive list of the local repeaters you want included in the survey? I think Dan wants us to test all the local repeaters. I know there are several, but I only know of 444.475 off the top of my head.
PhillipNovember 1, 2021 at 8:15 pm #1985Erica MuellerKeymaster
Repeater frequency – 444.475 fm & c4fm
PL used – 100
Power used – 5w
Signal quality report – good both ways
Also please list any further information you can think of which might be useful. – Located in Faught, TX
MarkNovember 27, 2021 at 2:44 pm #2030Rick LeonhardtKeymaster
sorry i’ve never been able to connect to any repeaters except Broken Bow from Woodwand
RickJune 4, 2022 at 2:20 pm #2367Danial BeardModerator
Alrighty, guys. Thanks for the feedback both here and in person. Look for the topic, “MASTER CHANNEL PLAN” for the results.October 26, 2022 at 10:57 am #37351Charles PenryParticipant
I did a path study from your place to the Atlas repeater, see the attachment.
For you to have the sought-after “line-of-sight” path your antenna needs to be 50’ above ground. This does not take into account getting above the trees that surround your place, although trees will not attenuate VHF too much and will have some greater amount of attenuation at UHF.
You indicate you can’t communicate through the Atlas club repeaters, but I don’t know what you are using to try.
We all make choices and I have found that if I want to live where I live, I can’t use a talkie at my house to talk to the club repeater – I must use a base station with an elevated antenna.
If you want to talk to the local repeaters, you need to get your antennas up in the air.
As an alternative I see there is a 300’ tower only 0.7 miles from you. Put a repeater on that tower and link it to the Atlas site and you will have talkie coverage!
Let me know if I can help.
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