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GMRS enthusiasts in the South Western Pennsylvania area. It is my intent to create and expand GMRS repeaters in the South Western PA area with the participation of others.
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  2. Hi Shawn - nice to meet you. I'm in the Burgettstown/Hickory area and I'm wondering the same thing. There's a big repeater in Pittsburgh that has a good reach, but the operator isn't responsive which kind of leaves us searching for a solution. I think Nevin (owner of this club) lives in Washington too, so maybe we can put our heads together and figure out a solution for all of these hills and trees! Take care and talk soon..
  3. Hey everyone, Shawn here. New to the radio world. Got my Gmrs license back in 2021. Just heard about this site. Why is there not a repeater in Washington, PA?? I would think that there would be a few.
  4. Good morning. I'm also new to radio and currently studying for the HAM tech license. My first blush with GMRS in Southwest PA is that I may have to build my own repeater to make a go of this as repeater owners don't seem to respond for requests for permission. I'd like to expand my use out a bit further than my own hometown and really like the family use aspect of GMRS, but in my limited knowledge, it seems that you have to have (large) repeater access given our hilly terrain - or be willing to build your own. Thanks and look forward to talking to all of you.
  5. Hello, New to the club today. I have an antenna on my chimney is about 40 feet above ground. It is linked to a simple none and gets 5-10 miles of coverage. I’m in New Freedom Pa, York County by the Maryland line
  6. Welcome everyone. Does anyone have any nice tall GMRS antennas up in their area or on their home? Nevin
  7. Newbie to GMRS and currently studying for my Ham license. I'm retired and learning at a retired pace. I'm mainly interested in being able to use GMRS while hiking and traveling in the SW PA region. I listen more than I speak, so I'll read more than I post. Looking forward to learning from the greater minds here. Thanks.
  8. Share your ideas and suggestions for a Southwestern PA repeater system. Costs, locations, equipment, etc.
  9. Hello WRXS600, Welcome to the SWPA GMRS Club. This board is not very user friendly with notifying me of posts or of my being able to communicate with all of the members at once, other than by posting on the message board. I live in the Washington, PA area and have been looking at geographical maps to try to determine the best place(s) to place repeaters. I welcome any and all ideas when it comes to setting up a repeater system. I am a retired Information Technology Generalist with a Master's in Information Security and a Ph.D. in Information Technology, so I love talking IT stuff. Thank you. Nevin
  10. I posted in the club a couple of times and began a few discussions, but the interest seems to have dropped off. I am unable to send a communication to everyone at the same time, only post new discussions for others to join in. Nevin
  11. I have posted several times and not heard from anyone. I was wanting to investigate the interest in creating a repeater network if feasible. If anyone is interested, please let me know. Nevin
  12. Retired Network Security Analyst. Was a ham when I was a teenager. Got my GMRS license in June 2023. I'm interested in collaborating to establish a GMRS repeater for the City of Pittsburgh.
  13. I am hoping to join an active club this area really needs a repeater network. looking on the maps we have no repeaters in the area and to be honest without a network GMRS is pretty boring with no one to talk to in range.

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