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Author Topic: Tis the time for Hamvention migration monitoring! Those VHF / UHF Simplex FREQ's  (Read 655 times)

Offline ThaDood

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Not being able to head to Hamvention, over in Xenia, OH, this year, (Again...), the next best thing was to go to bed Thursday night, with the VHF / UHF multi-band rig on to three simplex FREQ's, 146.520MHz, 223.500MHz, and 446.000MHz. And??? From 7AM on, constant mobile chatter on 146.520 National Simplex. I live where Routes 64, 77, and 79, cross together. The closest is Rt 64, where I can even hear FRS HT's. Other 2M FREQ's heard, from these pass-throughers, are 146.580MHz, 146, 550MHz, and several places between 147.420MHz - 147.570MHz. In the past, I've even broken-in and QSO'ed with these travelers. Will there be Hamvention travelers on other simplex FREQ's, like 29.600MHz FM, 52.525MHz, FM, 903.500MHz, and 1294.5000MHz? Maybe... I have heard it on 223.500Mhz and 446.000MHz some years. Anyway, I'll no doubt, (Gwen Stefanie, not included!), be hearing most of these travelers passing through Sunday evening and Monday. Likely. So, what Hamvention traffic can you monitor this weekend? https://hamvention.org/ Oh yeah!!!! You might even hear non-HAM traffic passing through on the five MURS VHF channels and the 462MHz GMRS channels.
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