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Need some help for Ham radio forums in our PNW

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Navman, Nov 20, 2013.

  1. Navman

    Navman Canby Oregon Active Member

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    Just passed the technician and the more I know the more I realize I don't know anything.

    Is there a ham forum much like we have on NWFA in the PNC?

    Looking for the "must have" frequencies to program into my radio

    I'm lost, looking for help guys just want to start somewhere..
     
  2. wakejoe

    wakejoe Beaverton, OR Well-Known Member

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    Just start looking up repeaters and program those in. Once you get to talking, you'll be well on your way
     
  3. parallax

    parallax eugene, or-gun Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    benja455 Seattle, WA Member

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    Tag for future reference.
     
  5. coyoteman5

    coyoteman5 North south east west Active Member

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    For a good one might 146.960 off of goat MT has good reach other might be good 147.320 it also has auto patch and the other might also don't have my repeater map in front of me. But both have good reach/Distance.
     
  6. Navman

    Navman Canby Oregon Active Member

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    Thanks coyoteman man and all, with some 450 repeaters just in Oregon with multiple frequencies and only so many memory channels, referrals help!
     
  7. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    Go to HRO and buy the ARRL Repeater book. Get on and listen and then communicate when you find a good net.
     
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    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    I think the actual number is double that.
     
  9. coyoteman5

    coyoteman5 North south east west Active Member

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    I'm guessing you mean 440 freq. for ham radio
     
  10. chase

    chase Wilsonville, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    This is the best thing to do. Also if you're interested in joining a group. Cheack out CARES for clackamas county. They have a weekley cheack in on sunday nights. Home - CARES
     
  11. chase

    chase Wilsonville, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    According to Oregon Amateur Radio Repeaters there are 444 repeaters in Oregon.
     
  12. Navman

    Navman Canby Oregon Active Member

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    Great link parallax, I see they have a ratings section down at the bottom.

    I have an Icom W32a but recently bought the Baofeng dual band handheld on Amazon for $30

    I'm using Home - CHIRP to program it, seems to be a good program.



     
  13. Navman

    Navman Canby Oregon Active Member

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    Thanks chase, will give them a listen and close enough to go to a meeting to meet an "Elmer", still confusing to me.