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by XDgal
Sun Jun 11, 2017 11:04 pm
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Topic: Where to begin with a HAM radio?
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Re: Where to begin with a HAM radio?

Here you go. http://www.txvhffm.org/# Move your cursor over the repeater box, click on search. Go to the County box drop down and click on Harris. Click on search and you'll see 115 repeaters. Not all are on the bands your radio covers, but a lot of them are. To listen only you won't need the PL tones, but once you get your license, you will need to program them into the repeater channel to get the repeater to open the squelch. The PL tone is listed in the notes column. Good luck!
locke_n_load wrote:So far, I have been able to listen to the humble VFD, and the weather. Guess I need to find the repeater frequencies around here.
by XDgal
Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:58 pm
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Topic: Where to begin with a HAM radio?
Replies: 203
Views: 27363

Re: Where to begin with a HAM radio?

Sorry locke_n_load, looks like most all of Harris county police, including Houston PD and Texas DPS, operate on the Texas wide area radio network ( Txwarn), this an APCO P25 phase II trunked system and not accessible on your radio.
by XDgal
Sat Jun 03, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Where to begin with a HAM radio?
Replies: 203
Views: 27363

Re: Where to begin with a HAM radio?

I came across the first video by K7AGE about three weeks ago and built this easy antenna. It works great! I'm in the southern part of Dallas and worked the 146.94 repeater in Ft. Worth, about 35 to 40 miles away. Got a very good signal report. I'm using my Yaesu VX 170 HT. With Radio Shack closing most of their stores, parts are 70% off. I paid $1,50 for the SO 239 connector, and used some #12 Romex I had on hand. I also purchased a 20 foot RG 58 U cable with PL259 connectors on each end from Radio Shack, also 70% off, for $4. Give it a try! 73s! KE5KMS

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