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Author Topic: FRS/GMRS 462.725 MHz 2112 UTC 13 Nov 2019  (Read 148 times)

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FRS/GMRS 462.725 MHz 2112 UTC 13 Nov 2019
« on: November 13, 2019, 2115 UTC »
I haven't checked this band for a while. I have two OMs in a QSO. They mentioned ham/CB radio along with computer issues. One of them sounds like one of the local CBers I hear. Very very strong signal. They cannot be far away.

Update - I tried with my AOR 8200 and little whip antenna, and still a good signal. Maybe they are neighbors  :)

I think I heard a call of WRCH 528 when one of them signed off.
« Last Edit: November 27, 2019, 1538 UTC by ChrisSmolinski »
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Re: FRS/GMRS 463.725 MHz 2112 UTC 13 Nov 2019
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2019, 1000 UTC »
Must be something different.   That callsign is for a licensee in Quincy, MA.

https://wireless2.fcc.gov/UlsApp/UlsSearch/searchLicense.jsp

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Re: FRS/GMRS 463.725 MHz 2112 UTC 13 Nov 2019
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2019, 1602 UTC »
Thanks, I wasn't paying attention when I heard the call, so I obviously mangled some of the characters. If they're on again I'll see if I can get it correct this time  ;D
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Re: FRS/GMRS 463.725 MHz 2112 UTC 13 Nov 2019
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2019, 2032 UTC »
Hearing one of them again at 2030 UTC, I heard a mention of New Holland Pike and route 30, which is in Lancaster PA. So further away than I thought.

OK I heard a call that seems reasonable: WRDU664, Dallastown, PA GMRS.

And another, WRAK262 Etters, PA. Near Harrisburg. 

I wonder if they are using a repeater?
« Last Edit: November 14, 2019, 2118 UTC by ChrisSmolinski »
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Re: FRS/GMRS 463.725 MHz 2112 UTC 13 Nov 2019
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2019, 2130 UTC »
I have a GMRS license and a repeater although not near my home. They are nice to have when we go on a family vacation. I run some small palm sized radios that fit easily into your pocket. Sometimes it is just handy to have the radios when you separate in a mall, taking a walk, etc.  Surprisingly not a lot of activity up this way.
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Re: FRS/GMRS 463.725 MHz 2112 UTC 13 Nov 2019
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2019, 2104 UTC »
2100 UTC 15 Nov 2019, now hearing WRCH578 Fairfield PA in the mix.
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