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#1 mellowcream

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 10:21 PM

I hit repeater all the way in Philadelphia! I'm in Easton MD. I was talking to people all the way in NY. Tonight was a really clear night, keep in mind, this is with an HT at 5 watts with a NA771. It's on .725 and has a PL of (PM me)



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Posted 20 August 2014 - 10:38 PM

Hey Guys.. nice QSO tonight from Long Island

Was this the Keystone Repeater that reached up here or one not yet listed ?

 

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 10:45 PM

Hey Guys.. nice QSO tonight from Long Island
Was this the Keystone Repeater that reached up here or one not yet listed ?
 
Kevin
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It's not listed on here. I've added the info in original post.

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 10:52 PM

Sorry I misunderstood ....Great run and hope to year you again



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Posted 20 August 2014 - 10:55 PM

Sorry I misunderstood ....Great run and hope to year you again


We're you the contact from NY? How was it up there?

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 11:02 PM

I was on an hour before Bill came on. I heard you in my backyard on my baofeng w/ a Nagoya 771

I hopped in the mobile to reach you as my mobile has more power to the repeater.

I later heard you on my base- on the roof I have an " ed fong /ebay" antenna - your signal was 5ish and strong.

 

That antenna is great with a baofeng btw.. 30.00!

73


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Posted 20 August 2014 - 11:09 PM

I was on an hour before Bill came on. I heard you in my backyard on my baofeng w/ a Nagoya 771
I hopped in the mobile to reach you as my mobile has more power to the repeater.
I later heard you on my base- on the roof I have an " ed fong /ebay" antenna - your signal was 5ish and strong.

That antenna is great with a baofeng btw.. 30.00!
73

Do you think we should make a listing for the it on the repeater database on here?

The Nagoya 771s are amazing.

What unit do you use for your base?

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 11:19 PM

If you own that repeater, definitely get it listed.

 

I have a Ritron that was converted from public service and programmed for GMRS.

I have hit repeaters 25 miles away w/ the baofeng on 2m using the Ed Fong (25' up)

I am about 13' above sea level here on LI

Not sure about he elevation of the repeater in Philly but it must be 'up there' ...



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Posted 20 August 2014 - 11:24 PM

If you own that repeater, definitely get it listed.
 
I have a Ritron that was converted from public service and programmed for GMRS.
I have hit repeaters 25 miles away w/ the baofeng on 2m using the Ed Fong (25' up)
I am about 13' above sea level here on LI
Not sure about he elevation of the repeater in Philly but it must be 'up there' ...


Nice,
I don't own that repeater. So I think we should contact the owner to see if he wants it listed.

This is the antenna you have, right? http://www.ebay.com/...=item19f0e81a40

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Posted 21 August 2014 - 12:36 AM

That's the one.. . A lot of people on Long Island bought that one and are very pleased with it. Lifetime warranty too...



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Posted 21 August 2014 - 06:24 AM

In Post # 1 in this thread, an access code was mentioned in the open.  For owner security reasons, CTCSS and digital access codes should not be placed in the open forum.  If someone wishes to share that info with specific members, please do so by way of Private Messaging where search engine 'bots' can not see the info. Thank you.

 

Kevin, thanks for registering here at MyGMRS Forums.  Nice to have you with us.


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#12 mellowcream

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Posted 21 August 2014 - 07:20 AM

In Post # 1 in this thread, an access code was mentioned in the open.  For owner security reasons, CTCSS and digital access codes should not be placed in the open forum.  If someone wishes to share that info with specific members, please do so by way of Private Messaging where search engine 'bots' can not see the info. Thank you.

 

Kevin, thanks for registering here at MyGMRS Forums.  Nice to have you with us.

Yeah, sorry, I didn't realize that. Unlicensed users could cause trouble.



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Posted 21 August 2014 - 09:08 AM

In Post # 1 in this thread, an access code was mentioned in the open.  For owner security reasons, CTCSS and digital access codes should not be placed in the open forum.  If someone wishes to share that info with specific members, please do so by way of Private Messaging where search engine 'bots' can not see the info. Thank you.

 

Kevin, thanks for registering here at MyGMRS Forums.  Nice to have you with us

 

 

 

Glad you guys enjoyed the QSO last night.  Basically what happened is we were repeater skipping.  You were listening on simplex but talking through your Philly repeater, which myself and Kevin (a member of my repeater group) were able to pick up.  In return we were were talking through our repeater group WB725NY to you and hearing your repeater on simplex.    If that makes sense, It was fun and maybe something we could try again.  I am not sure if it was weather or just how out systems are alligned but according to Google the systems are about 126 miles apart as the crow flies, the majority of that being over the water.   It was fun and great to talk to some of the group from other states. 

 

BTW, the PL's for our machines do not match, no security issue for me. 



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Posted 21 August 2014 - 09:12 AM

Do you think we should make a listing for the it on the repeater database on here?

The Nagoya 771s are amazing.

What unit do you use for your base?

 

Yes absolutely, this is the place to list your repeater if you wish for it to be somewhat public.   The main reason is for band cooperation.  So others know who, what and where the repeaters are so that nobody sets up on your doorstep.  Repeater cooperation is very important given the limited bandwith allotted to GMRS repeaters. 


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Posted 21 August 2014 - 10:03 AM

Glad you guys enjoyed the QSO last night.  Basically what happened is we were repeater skipping.  You were listening on simplex but talking through your Philly repeater, which myself and Kevin (a member of my repeater group) were able to pick up.  In return we were were talking through our repeater group WB725NY to you and hearing your repeater on simplex.    If that makes sense, It was fun and maybe something we could try again.  I am not sure if it was weather or just how out systems are alligned but according to Google the systems are about 126 miles apart as the crow flies, the majority of that being over the water.   It was fun and great to talk to some of the group from other states. 

 

BTW, the PL's for our machines do not match, no security issue for me. 

This isn't my repeater.

 

 

But that does make more sense. I'm still curious how I hit the Philly repeater with an HT. Must have been perfect conditions



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Posted 21 August 2014 - 01:49 PM

Hello Guys,

 See if the repeater owner wants to register it himself and he can also join in with us in the forums.Policy states the owner of a GMRS repeater has to register it themselves.We would be happy to have him on board and welcome him to register it...William


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Posted 21 August 2014 - 03:08 PM

Hello Guys,

 See if the repeater owner wants to register it himself and he can also join in with us in the forums.Policy states the owner of a GMRS repeater has to register it themselves.We would be happy to have him on board and welcome him to register it...William

Will do.



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Posted 21 August 2014 - 05:03 PM

tube.


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Posted 25 August 2014 - 07:06 PM

tube.

Not sure what you mean by "tube" :P


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Posted 26 August 2014 - 06:52 PM

its an atmospheric condition a little like skip on lowband.


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