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Anyone around the area using GMRS on the regular??  Seems like an area that would get usage, but there's just crickets.  Since I was using my radio in another area with good reports, I want to think it's programmed for the VA area correctly.  Or is it just there's really not too many users?  Thanks in advance.

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Not to many in this area.  Tabb repeater over in the Newport News ares works good with a pretty good coverage area too.  I’ve hit that repeater a few times when over in that area. Nothing over here on the south side.  I noticed a listing for a repeater popped up in the Chesapeake area but it quickly disappeared.  I’m in Virginia Beach and have been thinking about messing around with the idea one day. Just haven’t got there yet I guess. LOL. 

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On 11/24/2023 at 4:50 PM, WRZP261 said:

Looks like repeater is back up in Chesapeake.

Yes the Chesapeake Repeater is near the Churchland area and is back up and running. I’m a new licensed GMRS user and looking to research building a repeater possibly next year in southern Chesapeake.

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On 11/10/2023 at 6:36 PM, weaverrm said:

Not to many in this area.  Tabb repeater over in the Newport News ares works good with a pretty good coverage area too.  I’ve hit that repeater a few times when over in that area. Nothing over here on the south side.  I noticed a listing for a repeater popped up in the Chesapeake area but it quickly disappeared.  I’m in Virginia Beach and have been thinking about messing around with the idea one day. Just haven’t got there yet I guess. LOL. 

That may of been my Repeater, I just installed a simple 2 radio setup with a small Duplexer at my home in Great Bridge Area of Chesapeake. Its only up about 20 ft currently but I want to get it raised higher and we are in talks of discussing installing a repeater sometime later this year in southern Chesapeake at a friends business that has a Grain Silo up about 75 feet. That's a project that will require some work and funds to get installed but hoping to get the thoughts started on it soon. If anyone is interested in trying to hit my repeater in Great Bridge, Chesapeake its is at the link below, just do a Permission Request and I will give you the PL Tone Info. (GMRS Ch16 / 462.575 mHz) I am currently working on trying to improve it but I think I am getting aprox 6-8 miles coverage.

Chesapeake-575 Repeater: https://mygmrs.com/repeater/8199

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Chesapeake-575 Repeater

https://mygmrs.com/repeater/8199

I just installed a simple 2 radio setup with a small Duplexer at my home in Great Bridge Area of Chesapeake. Its only up about 20 ft currently but I want to get it raised higher sometime this year once I get my antenna tower installed. If anyone is interested in trying to hit my repeater in Great Bridge, Chesapeake its is at the link above, just do a Permission Request and I will give you the PL Tone Info. (462.575 mHz) I am currently working on trying to improve it but I think I am getting aprox 6-8 miles coverage.

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