Tuesday, September 6, 2016

What happens when the repeater goes down?

August 1st training was on what to when the repeater goes down.  Below were some notes related to that discussion.

  • Why do we have repeaters?
    • Increase Range
    • Save power by lowering TX output
    • Get over the mountain
  • What do we do when a repeater is down?
    • Use the transmit frequency of the repeater.
      • 147.600 Mhz
    • Range is limited
    • Relay’s will be necessary
  • How can you be better prepared?
    • Have a external antenna
      • Roll Up J-Pole
      • Mag Mount
      • Roof Antenna
    • Have a radio with higher output
      • Handhelds are about 5 watts
      • Mobiles average about 50 watts
    • Be prepared to relay a message
      • Know how to relay
      • Paper
      • Pencil
      • Headphones
      • Map
    • Now how to operate your radio
      • Be able to take off the offset
    • Have a secondary frequency

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