Re: Getting Started
- Thanks for the come back, Mike. I think that my station setup is
off. I tried working a local repeater in my area and no one heard
me. So I got to figure out why this is before I can go on. I did
monitor those freq you mention earlier and got nothing. It could
be that when I did so, it was not busy during the middle of the
--- In BPQ32@yahoogroups.com, "Mike" <mmelnik1@...> wrote:
> 1 the HF antenna you are using would have to cover 145 MHz, most do not,
> as Mike W8EHH mentioned you can make a simple 1/4 wave ground plain antenna
> that will do
> for now using a SO-239, I run a 10 element vertical beam pointing SW from
> and a 17 foot Diamond dual band vertical, 75 watts and 10Db preamp.
> The only few frequencies in WI used are 145.61 (ARES/RACES Frequency) 145.53
> very little
> Activity, and 145.030, this is the frequency I and many others use.
> There are 3 full time BBS'S on 145.030
> N9PMO Racine WI
> KB9PVH Lowell WI
> KB9SOZ Arkdale WI
> There also are several TNC Mail Box and Nodes throughout Wisconsin
> The first thing to do is monitor 145.030 using the speaker and listen for
> packet bursts.
> Then work on some type of antenna, 1/4 wave will give you very (limited)
> Mike N9PMO
> -----Original Message-----
> From: BPQ32@yahoogroups.com [mailto:BPQ32@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of tom
> Sent: Friday, May 24, 2013 10:30 AM
> To: BPQ32@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [BPQ32] Getting Started
> New here in the group. Just purchased an Icom 2300 mobile radio.
> Have it hooked up to my 43ft vertical hf ant. However, I not hearing
> any traffic on the 145 mHz band where I'm lead to believe there is
> packet activity. I know my radio receives as it gets the local repeater
> traffic on 144.91 mhz. Could someone clue me in?
> 73's, Tom kc9tgf