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Offline Edgar Souse

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Fast food drive through frequencies
« on: September 26, 2020, 0020 UTC »
I remember many years ago they were in the 150 mhz region. A ham friend with a modified 2 meter radio enjoyed pranking both the drive through and the headsets of the employees indoors. Are they still around 150 mhz, or have they moved?

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Re: Fast food drive through frequencies
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2020, 0042 UTC »
The golden arches locally is still on 154.600....
ymmv...
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Re: Fast food drive through frequencies
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2020, 2024 UTC »
Get a Baofeng and you'll be on all their frequencies at the same time according to a ham, get a Baofeng and you can have access to all their frequencies according to a ham. Get a Baofeng and be lucky to be heard a few hundred feet away by a ham. Make some mashed potatoes and gravy and get yourself some ham.
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Re: Fast food drive through frequencies
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2020, 0418 UTC »
I'm going back about 33 years, but the Golden Haunches in the town that I grew up in was heard on 35.020MHz FM. I just happen to catch it while doing a FREQ scan with the scanner. It would be dead-air for minutes at a time, then you'd hear a BOING sound, (Like a Mac Computer being booted up.), then a, "Hi!!! Welcome to McDonalds. May I take you order Please?" And, you heard both sides of the conversation. That was with a GND-plane antenna about 30-some feet in a pine tree and this McDonalds was over 3 miles away. However, I was living up on a hill, almost line of sight of the place. I've always wondered about the power of those Drive-In radios, but where I was, even 100mW wouldn't be a total stretch.
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Re: Fast food drive through frequencies
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2020, 1536 UTC »
Dont know how dated this is:
https://www.bearcat1.com/fastfood.htm
Enjoy

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Re: Fast food drive through frequencies
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2020, 2123 UTC »
I wish the 30MHz segment was used more because my Anytone 5555n transceiver covers up 25.615 to 30.105 and I always wondered what would be up on those higher frequencies around my area.
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