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Author Topic: An easier way??  (Read 1268 times)

rparker762

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An easier way??
« on: October 21, 2013, 10:38:35 AM »
My wife and I are driving from Phoenix, AZ to Tupelo , MS, leaving tomorrow, for my mom's funeral. I am trying to set up my UV-5RE with repeater freqs along the way with CHIRP so I have it incase of an emergency but the only way I can figure to do it is to pick a couple out of each county we're gonna be driving through but there is no way to know if they are still active. I found this site, http://k5ehx.net/, but it won't just give me the 2m repeaters, it gives me everything. From the looks of it, I've still got 4 hours of copying and pasting... damn Texas... We are taking the southern route to Dallas along the 10 to the 20 to the 30 to the 40.....It's a little longer but we are picking up family in Texas... Anyone know of a better way to do this??

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Re: An easier way??
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2013, 10:55:07 AM »
Sorry for your loss.


This is one of the reasons why I no longer do much FM VHF/UHF work, there are WAY to many repeaters with few people using them. Trying to program all the repeaters along your route with their corresponding tones while weeding out the ones with little to no activity combined with the paper repeaters that no actual machine exists is a very daunting task indeed. My experience with 146.520 MHz simplex while traveling  is about the same as with repeaters. Your best bet would be to contact a local ham to find which machines are active.
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Re: An easier way??
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2013, 10:55:07 AM »