Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Two new 2m repeater channels

According to the UK repeaters website, two new 2m repeater channels have been internationally agreed:
  • 144.9750MHz input / 145.5750MHz output (RV46)
  • 144.9875MHz input / 145.5875MHz output (RV47)
Though these channels are not available for use in the UK yet, the wording of the announcement suggests that they eventually will be.

Looks like we dinosaurs who still insist on calling the calling channel S20 are going to have to give up QSYing to S23!


Steve GW7AAV said...

Where do I object? There are few enough simplex channels as it is and not a single usable 2m repeater near me that is not full of brain dead and drunken morons playing music, swearing and trying to key each other out.

Oh I had better stop before I mention a certain somebody and his misses and get in to trouble again;0)

Hope you are getting and feeling better, Julian.

Anonymous said...

On visiting the UK last year, it took me a while to familiarize myself with the newer repeater channels, as I grew up in England knowing only channels R0 thru' R9 and the simplex channels S15 thru' S23, if I remember correctly. Had some wonderful ragchews on the simplex channels in the late 1970's with a few watts and a 5 element beam from a fairly high elevation in Worcestershire.

2M FM just ain't what it used to be.

Rupert Goodwins said...

Where can you get a good ragchew these days? Like AA7EE I used to have a lot of fun in the early 80s on 2M FM and SSB, but there's not much going on now. 40 and 20, which are the only two reasonably reliable HF bands I can use from my London QTH, seem to be full of cookie-cutter QSOs, and don't get me started on digital modes. I don't want to read no macros!