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snchrs

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Apr 9 16 2:31 AM

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I travel all across the western USA calling CQ on 144.200 MHz. USB. Today I was in Wyoming on Hwy 16, near 10,000 feet.
I called off and on for several hours - nothing!
I finally switched to 146. 520 MHz. FM simplex.
Got an answer from someone 7 miles away.
I've made several contacts on FM simplex, all locals. I've been told that the reason I'm not having any luck on 144.200 MHz is because no body is there! Is that correct?
I understand that propagation on 2 meters is tricky, but at 10,000 feet?
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w8eeo

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Apr 14 16 11:48 PM

2 Meters (144-148 MHz) band plan


144.00-144.05 EME (CW)
144.05-144.10 General CW and weak signals
144.10-144.20 EME and weak-signal SSB
144.200 National calling frequency
144.200-144.275 General SSB operation
144.275-144.300 Propagation beacons
144.30-144.50 New OSCAR subband
144.50-144.60 Linear translator inputs
144.60-144.90 FM repeater inputs
144.90-145.10 Weak signal and FM simplex (145.01,03,05,07,09 are widely used for packet)
145.10-145.20 Linear translator outputs
145.20-145.50 FM repeater outputs
145.50-145.80 Miscellaneous and experimental modes
145.80-146.00 OSCAR subband
146.01-146.37 Repeater inputs
146.40-146.58 Simplex
146.52 National Simplex Calling Frequency
146.61-146.97 Repeater outputs
147.00-147.39 Repeater outputs
147.42-147.57 Simplex
147.60-147.99 Repeater inputs

Notes: The frequency 146.40 MHz is used in some areas as a repeater input. This band plan has been proposed by the ARRL VHF-UHF Advisory Committee.


2 Meter (144-148 MHz) Bandplan
 
144.0-144.1 CW
144.0-144.05 Moonbounce
144.05-144.06 Beacons
144.1-144.3 Weak signal
144.2 National SSB Calling Frequency
144.3-144.5 Satellites
144.5-144.9 Repeater Inputs
144.9-145.1 Packet Radio
145.01 BBS'es
145.1-145.5 Repeater Outputs
145.5-145.8 Miscellaneous
145.79 National APRS Frequency (Packet)
145.8-146 Satellites
146-146.4 Repeater Inputs
146.4-146.6 FM
146.52 National FM Calling frequency
146.6-147.4 Repeater Outputs
147.4-147.6 FM
147.6-148 Repeater Inputs
 


Last Edited By: w8eeo Apr 15 16 1:14 AM. Edited 3 times.

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