|Posted on Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 10:36 pm: ||
We had a good little radio network going tonight.
For anybody who lives in North Georgia, and is reading this, and doesn't know already:
Sassafras Mountain Repeater at 8pm, all licensed users are welcome to join in.
There were about 10 of us tonight, had a good little discussion about this and that.
We had check-ins from Ellijay, Canton, Buford, Rome, Winder, Woodstock, Lawrenceville, Sugar Hill, and Porterdale.
We had very strong contacts covering a 2800 square mile area. North Georgia GMRS has over 300 licensed users and over 1000 assigned unit numbers to include family members of the licensees.
Just putting the word out about this... most of these radiomen tend to be on the conservative side, and most are preppers. Quite a good number of LEOs and military as well. Good folks all around.
ATL-60 Gary Beckstedt WQFU865 has put in a huge amount of time and investment establishing a network of 24 ( ) repeaters, most of which have solar panels and battery backups with commercial grade equipment. I hope this summer I get to go climb some towers and do some maintenance with him and other members.
Those of you who are interested in the hobby, licensing is cheap and covers your whole family with a single license. Feel free to message me or post here, and I can show you where the repeaters are in your area, anywhere in the USA.
The images below represent the coverage area of a single repeater, and there are 24 in the network!
ATL-807 / WQVH815, I'll be clear and monitoring.
|Posted on Friday, April 29, 2016 - 10:29 am: ||
I've got a little base station up at the property.
I might be able to pick up, I'm north of Chatsworth.
|Posted on Friday, April 29, 2016 - 11:49 am: ||
FRS is simplex-only (no repeater) and maximum 5 watt output. Frequency range from 462.5625Mhz to 467.7125Mhz.
GMRS requires a license, can use repeaters, and frequencies go from 432.550Mhz to 467.7250Mhz.
Refer to the below chart and you may notice that FRS and GMRS frequencies are staggered so that each service has a frequency on either side of it which is occupied by the other... if that makes any sense.
It is perfectly legal to listen on any channel you want. If you are able to manually tune to GMRS frequencies, you'll be able to hear us. Licensing on GMRS is cheap and easy, requires no technical knowledge like a HAM license.