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#1 viper1844

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Posted 08 August 2016 - 06:00 PM

Hello my name is Ben, introducing myself, im New. Just recently got my GMRS License the other day, seen this site, and wanted to sign up. Now that I got the license looking to get some equipment. I got alot of 11 meter cb radio stuff, thats where I cut my teeth on radios. Still use them and love them, men and alot of local guys use em. I wanted to get into GMRS, beyond the bubble packs, so applied for my license, and just got it. Eventually I'm looking to get my Ham, by the end of this year, or so. Anyway good to meet you all, and been reading the forums, and everyone here seems pretty cool.


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#2 Durake

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Posted 31 August 2016 - 04:05 PM

Welcome Ben, can't wait to see you active in the forums!  B)


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#3 john3kbs

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Posted 26 September 2016 - 06:59 AM

Hello! I am new to GMRS too. I have been a ham since 1991, its a great hobby. Plenty of people around to help you get that license! Im trying to find some activity on GMRS, seems people dont use the repeaters - how is it in your area? Im near Washington DC. ..

#4 Sasquatch

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Posted 28 September 2016 - 01:04 AM

Hello! I am new to GMRS too. I have been a ham since 1991, its a great hobby. Plenty of people around to help you get that license! Im trying to find some activity on GMRS, seems people dont use the repeaters - how is it in your area? Im near Washington DC. ..

 

I'm about 51 miles SW of DC near Castleton, VA but monitor the (462.675, 141.3) repeater near the "Seven Corners" (junction of Hwys 50 & 7) area when I'm in the car. If you ever want to chat give me a call on the repeater frequencies (WQYC236).


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#5 chiefeis

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Posted 28 September 2016 - 06:26 AM

If I remember to turn on my HT the Alexandria repeater (462.675) is the one I monitor on my commute. At home I seem to be in a slight hole, but usually monitor the Woodbridge (462.625).  If I find the time (I'm taking care of a slight remodel at home) I plan on building an Ed Fong dual band antenna for the house.  That should help some.


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#6 Sasquatch

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Posted 29 September 2016 - 09:55 PM

If I remember to turn on my HT the Alexandria repeater (462.675) is the one I monitor on my commute. At home I seem to be in a slight hole, but usually monitor the Woodbridge (462.625).  If I find the time (I'm taking care of a slight remodel at home) I plan on building an Ed Fong dual band antenna for the house.  That should help some.

 

If either of you guys want to try communicating on (462.675, 141.3) I can be on the air anytime listening. I usually have no problem hitting that repeater from my driveway, although with all this rain it's been a little iffy lately at 51 miles out.


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#7 jgilson

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Posted 22 January 2020 - 08:05 PM

Hello All.  I will be monitoring (462.675, 141.3) between 1900 and 2200 EST M - F .  I think I am hitting the Alexandria repeater correctly but have not been able to make contact with anyone from near Old Town Alexandria if anyone wants to try.  Thanks. Joe






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