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#21 captdan

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Posted 26 August 2014 - 09:09 PM

its an atmospheric condition a little like skip on lowband.

 

Thank you - I was not sure what you meant either !



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Posted 26 August 2014 - 09:11 PM

Can you PM me the information about the Philly repeater - if its that good I will contact the owner for permission to use it once in a while when I am up north here - and ask about what he is running - I am still researching and learning as I prepare to put up my own repeater in Florida.

 

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#23 mellowcream

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Posted 27 August 2014 - 06:48 AM

Can you PM me the information about the Philly repeater - if its that good I will contact the owner for permission to use it once in a while when I am up north here - and ask about what he is running - I am still researching and learning as I prepare to put up my own repeater in Florida.

 

Thanks

 

Dan

I PM'ed you the info.



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Posted 27 August 2014 - 09:29 PM

Thanks !



#25 PastorGary

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Posted 28 August 2014 - 05:18 AM

Might not be the longest ever, but after some feedline upgrading to Andrew 1/2 inch hardline, I can access one of our LAGGROUP systems 83 miles from my location. This is with a 25 watt TK863G Kenwood and a PCTel Maxrad MFB4605 omni at 43 feet.

 

On 'ducting days' I can access a system near the illinois/Wisconsin line 161 miles away.



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Posted 07 September 2014 - 10:45 PM

36 miles on the .625 system we have in Lubbock. Run out of LOS on I-27 just south of (Go To) Hale Center.

#27 WQEJ577

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Posted 08 September 2014 - 03:16 AM

My personal best, without tropo enhancement, is 43 miles between Green Brook, NJ and Point Pleasant Beach, NJ on an HT. Our machine is at almost 550ft ASL with minimal terrain to the East and South, so depending on location you can have a straight shot to the repeater for many miles.

 

With tropo I've heard a repeater full quieting somewhere in Virginia from Edison, NJ but I did not try to respond back.


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#28 MSensei

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Posted 02 October 2014 - 03:41 PM

I'd be interested on the PL for that 725 repeater in Philly.  I've heard several repeaters in the area but no real chatter on any of them.  :-(  Maybe I'm listening at the wrong time (most likely)...

 

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Posted 04 October 2014 - 12:05 PM

I am in NE Texas between I20 and I30 Near Lake Fork. I hit a guy in South Oklahoma a few weeks ago on a hand held Baofeng BF-F8+.

That is over 90 miles from me. There is a repeater between us but that is still a stretch. The Purley Tower is one of our best towers.


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