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Hi Trying to find info about an unknown repeater on 462.675 using 141.3 Hz travel tone I found it "by accident' and noticed it seems to work great with both mobile and HT in my area so it would be nice to be able to use it when outside of our normal range. I have listened for quite some time and so far I have not heard any ID and traffic seems sparse.. So it would be nice to know if it is OK for public use. It doesn't seem to be listed in myGMRS, none of the few existing listings have a match. And I am located in the Glen Ellyn-Lombard area of IL. Thanks /Bernt WQYS347
I came across the North Shore Emergency Association's website recently and found their club history page interesting: nsea.com/nseainfo.htm This link briefly discusses how the "travel tone" of 141.3 Hz and the national calling/emergency frequency of 462.675 MHz came to be. NSEA was one of the very first adopters of GMRS in the early 1970s, then the Class "A" Citizens Band. Here's a quick snippet from the link: NSEA members were instrumental in bringing UHF technology to other public service groups in CB, especially R.E.A.C.T. (Radio Emergency Associated Citizens Teams). Beginning in 1976 key NSEA members spent extensive time meeting with REACT teams in more than a dozen-and-a-half different states, bringing a portable repeater, together with a number of mobile and portable units for field demonstrations...As a result, over 200 personal use repeater systems (all on the same frequency [462.675 MHz]) were set up throughout the United States. In recognition of this trend of explosive growth the Federal Communications Commission formally recognized our frequency [462.675 MHz] as the national emergency and traveler's assistance channel in the Part 95A Rules and Regulations. Pretty cool slice of radio history!