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Communications

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Post by DaveK » Fri Feb 27, 2009 11:28 pm

Please note the following frequencies:

Simplex -
2M =145.570
440 = 437.435

Both simplex frequencies will be subject to change given conditions. If we do change, keep these original frequencies for back up. For emergency use rely on 2M.

There are several repeaters that cover the area depending on where we are. These repeaters include Las Vegas, St George and certain Indian repeaters located at various places in the general area. Each of us should run occasional scans on both 2M and 440 to identify local repeaters. The following are the repeaters that I was able to locate the last time we were there.

2 M
147.000 (-) 123.0


440
446.400 (-) 103.5
447.175 (-) 94.8
448.500 (-) 114.8

Please post other repeaters that you come across.

As things stand now, I think that there will be 2-3 of us that will have HF. More to follow.
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Re: Communications

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Post by DaveK » Wed Mar 18, 2009 11:14 pm

We need to make some adjustments to our trip simplex frequency. It looks like 5 of the 6 participants will be running APRS. If we run on the 2M national frequency, we should select a 440 frequency for simplex communications. Until we make some further adjustment, lets plan on monitoring 437.435 for group communications.
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Re: Communications

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Post by hmfigueroa » Sat Mar 21, 2009 5:45 pm

If you want to use calling frequencies,

the 70cm National Calling frequency is 446.000, either is OK for me, just putting info out there.

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Re: Communications

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Post by hmfigueroa » Sat Mar 21, 2009 8:19 pm

Here are repeaters local to the area

Sequence Number Country State Region Location Output Frequency Input Frequency Call Sign Repeater Notes CTCSS Tones Sponsor
1 USA UTAH SOUTHWEST Kolob Peak 448.5 - K7WS o
2 USA UTAH SOUTHWEST Hurricane 145.45 - KD7HUS o DARC
3 USA UTAH SOUTHWEST St George 145.37 - N7ARR oL(IRLP) 100.0 100
4 USA UTAH SOUTHWEST St George 145.49 - W7DRC ox 100.0 WX(*127 *128) 100
5 USA UTAH SOUTHWEST St George 146.64 - W7DRC oa
6 USA UTAH SOUTHWEST St George 146.7 - KA7STK oa(CA)
7 USA UTAH SOUTHWEST St George 146.74 - NR7K o 100.0 100
8 USA UTAH SOUTHWEST St George 146.82 - NR7K ox 100.0 L(146.94) 100 DARC
9 USA UTAH SOUTHWEST St George 146.91 - NR7K oex 100.0 L(IRLP 3575) 100 NR7K
10 USA UTAH SOUTHWEST St George 147.26 + K7SG oE-SUNx
11 USA UTAH SOUTHWEST St George 446.7 46.7 KA7STK #a
12 USA UTAH SOUTHWEST St George 448.625 - KD7YK c DARS
13 USA UTAH SOUTHWEST St George 448.725 - WB6TNP o
14 USA UTAH SOUTHWEST St George 449.325 - NR7K ox NR7K
15 USA UTAH SOUTHWEST St George 449.425 - KA7STK oa(CA) 203.5 L(IRLP (3310)) 203.5
16 USA UTAH SOUTHWEST St George 449.525 - KA7STK o(CA) 100.0 100
17 USA UTAH SOUTHWEST St George 449.7 - K7SG o 100.0 100
18 USA UTAH SOUTHWEST St George 449.725 - KD7YK oa KD7YK
19 USA UTAH SOUTHWEST St George 449.75 - N7ARR ox 123.0 123
20 USA UTAH SOUTHWEST St George 449.95 - NR7K o NR7K
21 USA UTAH SOUTHWEST St George 449.975 - NR7K oa NR7K
22 USA UTAH St. George [EchoIRLP] 449.425 - KA7STK Node 3310 203.5
23 USA NEVADA Mesquite NARRI 449.75 - N7ARR Node 3705 123
24 USA UTAH Saint George 146.91 - NR7K Node 3575
25 USA ARIZONA NORTHWEST Meadview 449.9 - K7RLW celr K7RLW
26 USA ARIZONA NORTHWEST Hopi Pt Grand 147.32 + WB6JAA oel NORTHLINK
27 USA ARIZONA Grand Canyon 146.78 - WB6JAA Node 3735 91.5
28 USA ARIZONA NORTH CENTRAL Grand Canyon 442.075 + N7FHQ oel 100.0 100 NORTHLINK
29 USA UTAH SOUTHWEST Jacob Lake 147.3 + W7NRC o 100.0 100
30 USA UTAH SOUTH Kanab 146.88 - W7NRC o
31 USA UTAH SOUTH Kanab 147.36 + WI7M o
32 USA UTAH SOUTHWEST Kanab 146.72 - W7NRC oa 100.0 L(146.94) 100
33 USA UTAH SOUTH Kanab 449.85 - W7NRC o
34 USA UTAH SOUTH Kanab 449.875 - WI7M o

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Re: Communications

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Post by DaveK » Sat Mar 21, 2009 9:18 pm

hmfigueroa wrote:Here are repeaters local to the area

Sequence Number Country State Region Location Output Frequency Input Frequency Call Sign Repeater Notes CTCSS Tones Sponsor
1 USA UTAH SOUTHWEST Kolob Peak 448.5 - K7WS o
2 USA UTAH SOUTHWEST Hurricane 145.45 - KD7HUS o DARC
3 USA UTAH SOUTHWEST St George 145.37 - N7ARR oL(IRLP) 100.0 100
4 USA UTAH SOUTHWEST St George 145.49 - W7DRC ox 100.0 WX(*127 *128) 100
5 USA UTAH SOUTHWEST St George 146.64 - W7DRC oa
6 USA UTAH SOUTHWEST St George 146.7 - KA7STK oa(CA)
7 USA UTAH SOUTHWEST St George 146.74 - NR7K o 100.0 100
8 USA UTAH SOUTHWEST St George 146.82 - NR7K ox 100.0 L(146.94) 100 DARC
9 USA UTAH SOUTHWEST St George 146.91 - NR7K oex 100.0 L(IRLP 3575) 100 NR7K
10 USA UTAH SOUTHWEST St George 147.26 + K7SG oE-SUNx
11 USA UTAH SOUTHWEST St George 446.7 46.7 KA7STK #a
12 USA UTAH SOUTHWEST St George 448.625 - KD7YK c DARS
13 USA UTAH SOUTHWEST St George 448.725 - WB6TNP o
14 USA UTAH SOUTHWEST St George 449.325 - NR7K ox NR7K
15 USA UTAH SOUTHWEST St George 449.425 - KA7STK oa(CA) 203.5 L(IRLP (3310)) 203.5
16 USA UTAH SOUTHWEST St George 449.525 - KA7STK o(CA) 100.0 100
17 USA UTAH SOUTHWEST St George 449.7 - K7SG o 100.0 100
18 USA UTAH SOUTHWEST St George 449.725 - KD7YK oa KD7YK
19 USA UTAH SOUTHWEST St George 449.75 - N7ARR ox 123.0 123
20 USA UTAH SOUTHWEST St George 449.95 - NR7K o NR7K
21 USA UTAH SOUTHWEST St George 449.975 - NR7K oa NR7K
22 USA UTAH St. George [EchoIRLP] 449.425 - KA7STK Node 3310 203.5
23 USA NEVADA Mesquite NARRI 449.75 - N7ARR Node 3705 123
24 USA UTAH Saint George 146.91 - NR7K Node 3575
25 USA ARIZONA NORTHWEST Meadview 449.9 - K7RLW celr K7RLW
26 USA ARIZONA NORTHWEST Hopi Pt Grand 147.32 + WB6JAA oel NORTHLINK
27 USA ARIZONA Grand Canyon 146.78 - WB6JAA Node 3735 91.5
28 USA ARIZONA NORTH CENTRAL Grand Canyon 442.075 + N7FHQ oel 100.0 100 NORTHLINK
29 USA UTAH SOUTHWEST Jacob Lake 147.3 + W7NRC o 100.0 100
30 USA UTAH SOUTH Kanab 146.88 - W7NRC o
31 USA UTAH SOUTH Kanab 147.36 + WI7M o
32 USA UTAH SOUTHWEST Kanab 146.72 - W7NRC oa 100.0 L(146.94) 100
33 USA UTAH SOUTH Kanab 449.85 - W7NRC o
34 USA UTAH SOUTH Kanab 449.875 - WI7M o


Hector:

Is there any way to get an idea of the coverage area for these repeaters, specifically do they offer coverage for the Parashant and surrounding areas?
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Re: Communications

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Post by hmfigueroa » Sat Mar 21, 2009 11:25 pm

This is from the TravelPlus Repeater Guide and are what is listed when highlighting the Parashant area of the map. I do not know specifically but most are listed to be accessible in the area. That does not account for maintenance or damage that may affect the effective communications in the area.

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Re: Communications

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Post by hmfigueroa » Sun Mar 22, 2009 12:30 pm

http://www.arrl.org/arrlletter/09/0320/

There is an interesting article in the current ARRL Letter that is sent to the Membership of the American Radio Relay League that is related to our trip in April. I did not want to quote here but follow the link and read the story "Hams Assist Woman Injured in the Desert."

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Re: Communications

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Post by DaveK » Sun Mar 29, 2009 1:16 pm

I entered all of the repeater frequencies that we have identified for the Parashant into my 8800 using RT Systems software. This includes both the frequencies that Hector posted and the ones that I had discovered on our last visit. There are a total of about 39 repeaters.

If you have a Yaesu or Icom radio, I can transfer this information to your radio (you may require some special software). Tom, I can do this directly to your radio without any problem or software. Steve and Bruce, if you are interested, please let me know.

Hector and Bob, since you are running Kenwood rigs, I don't think I can help, unless you are going to run either a Yaesu or Icom alternate radio.
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Re: Communications

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Post by diverbob » Sun Mar 29, 2009 1:32 pm

Dave:

I will be running my Yaesu 8800 and the Kenwood on the trip,
on this outing the Kenwood is going to be for APRS.

Bob

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Re: Communications

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Post by DaveK » Sun Mar 29, 2009 6:00 pm

diverbob wrote:Dave:

I will be running my Yaesu 8800 and the Kenwood on the trip,
on this outing the Kenwood is going to be for APRS.

Bob
Bob:

With your 8800 I can transfer all of these frequencies and no software or other adjustments are necessary. Unfortunately, to do so will overwrite all of the information you have entered into your radio. If that is not a problem, the process is very easy

If you want to save your current frequencies and settings, we can save it and cut and paste the Parashant repeater info onto your current setup. While this is very easy, it will take just a little longer. Depending on how much you have in the radio at this point, we can decide which way is best. I could do this on the first night at camp while you are preparing dinner.

Either way, it's no problem!
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