Drivers that are Hams, What Freq. do you monitor?

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  1. russbrill

    russbrill Medium Load Member

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    On the 2 meter band, the national calling frequency is 146.520 MHz (simplex), do you listen there?
     
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  3. russbrill

    russbrill Medium Load Member

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    FYI: the Larsen 2/70B is a Half Wave antenna (No Ground Plane needed) on 2 meters, and a 5/8 Wave Collinear on 440 MHz (six inch ground plane required).. The 2/70B is 34 inches tall, should work pretty good on most 18 wheelers...

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  4. russbrill

    russbrill Medium Load Member

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    Here's a list of Simplex Frequencies you can operate when communicating Truck-to-Truck:


    146.40-146.58 Simplex


    Simplex 146.400, 146.415, 146.430, 146.445, 146.460, 146.475, 146.490,

    146.505
    Note: The frequency 146.400 MHz is used in some areas as a repeater input.


    146.52 National Simplex Calling Frequency

    Simplex 146.535, 146.550, 146.565, 146.580, 146.595

    146.61-146.97 Repeater outputs

    147.00-147.39 Repeater outputs

    147.42-147.57 Simplex

    Simplex 147.420, 147.435, 147.450, 147.465, 147.480, 147.495, 147.510,

    147.525, 147.540, 147.555, 147.570

    Consult the Repeater Directory or ARRL website for additional information.

    73,
    Russ
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  5. Neverready

    Neverready Medium Load Member

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    I also recommend a repeater directory. I only run 2 meters in the work truck and program repeaters along my normal routes in addition to 146.520. Since the same frequencies are in use in different regions you still will hear repeaters you don't have programmed in if you don't use the receive tone squelch, then simply look up the transmit tone or your radio my do that for you,
     
  6. Ubu

    Ubu Road Train Member

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    I use a Uniden SDS200 with GPS to automatically scan local repeaters as I drive. If I hear one active I can see both the frequency and CTCSS tone used and setup my ham rig if I wish to join in.

    I’m curious if there are any HF frequencies that drivers hang out on.
     
  7. Powder Joints

    Powder Joints Subjective Prognosticator

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    I hang out on one of these: 7.010 or on SSB 14.195.
     
  8. Lowboy456

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    Do you know if SSB works once a Radio has been converted from 10 to 11 meter?
    My Stryker 955 has been converted to 11 Meter but SSB mode low or high seems to just muffle the regular 40 CB channels.
     
  9. Night Stalker10

    Night Stalker10 Road Train Member

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    Once an import radio has been converted to 11 meters, it needs an alignment done.
     
  10. Lowboy456

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    Should the frequency's change once flipped into SSB? Mine stay at 27.185 for instance on upper and lower SB with channel 19 selected.
     
  11. Ubu

    Ubu Road Train Member

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    The frequency will not change when switching between AM, USB, and LSB. It shows the frequency of the carrier wave which is the same for all 3 modes for a given channel.
     
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