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Posted: 10/3/2014 7:34:15 AM EST
I'm going on a camping trip soon and want to take an HT for some campsite operations. My destination is Jacks river falls in Epworth GA. Is there any repeater that might be within range?
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 7:57:10 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 7:57:53 AM EST
You can check out www.repeaterbook.com or www.artscipub.com/repeaters to get listings for any area in the country. I think repeaterbook allows you to search within a certain radius of a zip code as well. It looks like there are quite a few 2m machines within 25 miles of there. How many are in range for your HT I can't say.
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 8:10:43 AM EST
thanks for the info. It looks like there are no repeaters in the county Fannin or in the Zipcode 305451. Doesn't look like there will be any operating happening on this trip.
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 8:22:58 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/3/2014 8:36:49 AM EST by SimpleScout]
If you have a smartphone you can download the RepeaterBook app, and it will grab your GPS location and find the nearest repeater. Pretty handy when you're on the road.

"Doesn't look like there will be any operating happening on this trip." That's why you need HF! There are never any dead spots!

Edited to add: Using the 25 mile Proximity search I found some that may or may not work for you:


Link Posted: 10/3/2014 8:48:57 AM EST
Thanks for the heads up on the repeaterbook app.
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 8:59:29 AM EST
thanks for the link to the repeaters I'll program those in and see if I can reach any of them.
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 12:57:51 PM EST
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Originally Posted By jharpphoto:
thanks for the info. It looks like there are no repeaters in the county Fannin or in the Zipcode 305451. Doesn't look like there will be any operating happening on this trip.
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Satellites work too
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 1:34:22 PM EST
I use one of the N9TAX roll up Slim Jims on my HT, in my AO it doubles the number of repeaters I can access. If you are handy you can build it yourself.

Can't get the link to work but here is the url:

http://www.2wayelectronix.com/Dual-band-2m-70cm-Slim-Jim-Antenna-with-16-rg-58-dual-slim-16.htm
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 5:18:09 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/3/2014 5:21:34 PM EST by DOUGHERTY03]
If you PM me the location I can use my RFinder account for you.

ETA. anywhere in n. Georgia should be able to get into the KC4AQS 146.805+ PL100 repeater
Link Posted: 10/4/2014 9:39:12 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Nicolet:
I use one of the N9TAX roll up Slim Jims on my HT, in my AO it doubles the number of repeaters I can access. If you are handy you can build it yourself.

Can't get the link to work but here is the url:

http://www.2wayelectronix.com/Dual-band-2m-70cm-Slim-Jim-Antenna-with-16-rg-58-dual-slim-16.htm
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Thanks for that link. I bought a roll up slim jim from N9TAX a few weeks ago and hope to use it on my upcoming camping trip.
Link Posted: 10/4/2014 1:42:52 PM EST
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Thanks for that link. I bought a roll up slim jim from N9TAX a few weeks ago and hope to use it on my upcoming camping trip.
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Originally Posted By jharpphoto:
Originally Posted By Nicolet:
I use one of the N9TAX roll up Slim Jims on my HT, in my AO it doubles the number of repeaters I can access. If you are handy you can build it yourself.

Can't get the link to work but here is the url:

http://www.2wayelectronix.com/Dual-band-2m-70cm-Slim-Jim-Antenna-with-16-rg-58-dual-slim-16.htm



Thanks for that link. I bought a roll up slim jim from N9TAX a few weeks ago and hope to use it on my upcoming camping trip.

Get yourself a Wrist Rocket, a few 10 oz fishing weights, a reel of 30lb test fishing line, and maybe a spool of construction line. This will let you hang your antenna in a tree pretty easily.
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