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CardinalFJ60 11-16-2010 06:11 PM

Hammin' it up on the way home
Nakman was kind enough to not only lend me a couple HT's to monkey with, but also lent me a 2800 and we did a quick mount up in the 60. THANKS! :D:thumb:
I'll be commuting home from Lodo to L'ville on 146.460 if anyone is out there. Even though it's not much different than CB, I feel like I need to practice the ettiquette a little.

RockRunner 11-16-2010 06:47 PM

What times are you on the road. I can never find anybody when I am driving on either simplex or duplex.

CardinalFJ60 11-16-2010 09:28 PM

typical drive times...Tues/Thurs
Tuesdays and Thursdays my non-kid-drop-off days (M,W,F I drive the Subaru). So when I'm not riding the bus, I'll be in the cruiser. I'll usually hit the road around 5:30-6ish. I'll post up if I drive on Thursday.

CardinalFJ60 11-18-2010 02:21 PM

I'm going to that guy's house to look at the FT-8900r after work (4:30ish). I'll give a shout out on 146.460 when I hit the road back to Louisville. I'll be playing with low vs. higher power on the 2m radio to check the reach.


subzali 11-18-2010 02:22 PM

Shawn, it wouldn't hurt to do some chatting on the local repeaters if nobody's available to chat on simplex. Just something to think about. I've been thinking about throwing my HT in my Tundra for the time being and see what it does.

CardinalFJ60 11-18-2010 02:28 PM

Good idea!
What's a good local repeater to hit on the way home? Colo. Connection? another one to monitor? (145.145??)

RockRunner 11-18-2010 09:31 PM

I was on 146.460 from 5-6 with no contact and also on the CC 145.310 I believe. Spoke to about half a dozen of people from Co Springs to Ft. Collins.

Ever since I have been working on Johns house I have been monitoring both frequencies from 4-6:30 about depending on when I leave. I figured I would Dave at least since I know his radio is always on.

Of course today I was watching the Thursday night football previews on the phone so I had plenty of company.

What repeaters do you guys use the most or monitor more?

CardinalFJ60 11-19-2010 07:44 AM

Just missed ya'.
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I was on the road after 6...pretty much on 146.460. I then flipped to the 145.145 and heard a little chatter. I also heard those folks on the CO Conn. from the springs.

so cool.

and hey....check it out!

subzali 11-19-2010 08:29 AM

Sweet! I brought my HT to work this morning, am going to charge the battery during the day and hopefully catch someone this afternoon. It's kinda hard though, my commute is like 10-15 minutes. I think I'm going to split today sometime around 4:15 or so.

CardinalFJ60 11-19-2010 08:44 AM

me too
I'll grab the HT, too. (not driving the cruiser today). wait...might not leave until after 4:15..we'll see.

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