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Tallen79

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Is there a shift and PL tone that needs to be programmed into the frequency posted for the OB HAM channel? Or do we just use that channel and decide as a group what the shift along with the PL tone should be?
 

ru108

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Is there a shift and PL tone that needs to be programmed into the frequency posted for the OB HAM channel? Or do we just use that channel and decide as a group what the shift along with the PL tone should be?
In MOST areas, 146.460 is a simplex frequency, so no PL or shift is needed or necessary. Just to be on the safe side though, ALWAYS check the Band Plan for your state/area (or area where you want to use it) to be sure that it has not been assigned as part of a repeater pair so as not to interfere with the repeater.
 
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Dave K

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I’ve never heard a sound on that channel speaking anything other than Russian in my area (any area for that matter). Have never made a contact calling CQ either. That said, having an “official” frequency seems pointless. Just decide at a trips start what we will talk on and away we go. Too many good repeaters in my area to monitor when cruising locally and 146.46 seems to be monitoring dead air when I am traveling out of the area. I end up monitoring 146.520 when traveling and whatever my group is on. 146.520 is where I will tune for help when I need it and am running out of options which is why I in turn monitor it. Hoping others do to.

But, I’m a pretty green egg in the HAM world. Perhaps there’s more to it that I am unaware of? Always looking to learn.
 

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Plenty of discussion on this topic on the original thread.

 

Tallen79

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Plenty of discussion on this topic on the original thread.

Thanks I didnt know this existed.
 
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tacoclifford

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Really depends on your area. My area has a popular repeater on 146.460 with a frequency shift. You can always look up the area and see if there are any repeaters on that frequency. Talk to some hams and decide on a frequency to move to
 
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