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  • theprez98
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    Originally posted by converge View Post
    Hah, and people wanting to play with radios should hop into the Wireless Village! I'll be monitoring again this year .. would be nice to have a BC-246T on hand as well .. but can't justify the expense :/
    Absolutely, I plan to have my 2M with me all weekend in the village.

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  • converge
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    Hah, and people wanting to play with radios should hop into the Wireless Village! I'll be monitoring again this year .. would be nice to have a BC-246T on hand as well .. but can't justify the expense :/

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  • theprez98
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    FYI,

    I have sent an email to the appropriate person in the hopes of successfully deconflicting our frequency from official Defcon/Goon/NOC operations so standby!

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  • Thorn
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    Originally posted by theprez98 View Post
    Sheesh Thorn, go ahead and ruin all our fun before we even get started.

    Point taken, I'll figure out who to talk to (Lockheed?) so we don't step on anyone.
    Now that I think about it, never mind what I said. It might be fun to watch. We might even make a new event out of it.

    Chris can probably tell you who you might need to talk to about this. He may also know what freqs are good and bad.

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  • theprez98
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    Originally posted by Thorn View Post
    Guys, before you make it "unofficially official", you should check with the Goons and the NOC to make sure there won't be any cross channel problems. The last I knew the Goons were operating on 2m although some had combined HTs with 2m and 70cm.

    Being tracked down by a Goon with a 2m Yagi for stepping on Goon transmissions, does not sound like my idea of fun. Especially when you consider Goons would probably think of the Yagi as both a DF device and a melee attack weapon.
    Sheesh Thorn, go ahead and ruin all our fun before we even get started.

    Point taken, I'll figure out who to talk to (Lockheed?) so we don't step on anyone.
    Last edited by theprez98; July 16, 2007, 07:51.

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  • Thorn
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    Guys, before you make it "unofficially official", you should check with the Goons and the NOC to make sure there won't be any cross channel problems. The last I knew the Goons were operating on 2m although some had combined HTs with 2m and 70cm.

    Being tracked down by a Goon with a 2m Yagi for stepping on Goon transmissions, does not sound like my idea of fun. Especially when you consider Goons would probably think of the Yagi as both a DF device and a melee attack weapon.

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  • theprez98
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    Originally posted by bloofar View Post
    How about 146.58? Within the simplex range and easy enough to remember. Take the calling frequency (52) + the defcon digits (1 + 5 = 6) and you have 58. If I can come up with this reasoning while drunk, I should be able to remember it while drunk :)
    Works for me!
    Originally posted by Dark Tangent View Post
    As soon as you guys decide I'll put something in an RSS feed and have the site updated.
    DT,

    You're awesome. 146.58 (FM Simplex) will be the unofficial Defcon 15 frequency for Amateur Radio enthusiasts.

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  • Dark Tangent
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    Originally posted by bloofar View Post
    How about 146.58? Within the simplex range and easy enough to remember. Take the calling frequency (52) + the defcon digits (1 + 5 = 6) and you have 58. If I can come up with this reasoning while drunk, I should be able to remember it while drunk :)

    Unless anybody is motosexy enough to bring some p25 gear along... and if so, bring an extra handie for me.
    As soon as you guys decide I'll put something in an RSS feed and have the site updated.

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  • bloofar
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    How about 146.58? Within the simplex range and easy enough to remember. Take the calling frequency (52) + the defcon digits (1 + 5 = 6) and you have 58. If I can come up with this reasoning while drunk, I should be able to remember it while drunk :)

    Unless anybody is motosexy enough to bring some p25 gear along... and if so, bring an extra handie for me.

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  • theprez98
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    If we get more interest I think its definitely worth it.

    While the "national" simplex frequency is 146.52, I think we should probably avoid it since we're sort of a 'special event'. If we stay within the simplex ranges (see below) that should steer us clear of any Las Vegas repeaters.

    According to the ARRL's 2M band plan, the following are simplex ranges:

    146.40-146.58
    147.42-147.57

    So something in there besides 146.52 should work.

    Perhaps we can get some sort of "unofficial" event published on the Defcon front page once we set a frequency. Nothing more than "Freq XZY is the unofficial Defcon 15 simplex frequency for interested amateur radio operators..."

    theprez98/N3WI

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  • DaKahuna
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    Hmm. 2 meters. Now where did I pack my 2 meter brick and does it still work !

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  • mfreeck
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    Originally posted by theprez98 View Post
    Is there any interest in picking a simplex frequency on 2 meters for DC15-related chat while in LV? I plan on bringing my handheld along.
    I would listen.

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  • theprez98
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    Amateur Radio @ DC15

    Is there any interest in picking a simplex frequency on 2 meters for DC15-related chat while in LV? I plan on bringing my handheld along.
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