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Old 02-04-2013, 1:10 PM
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Just curious how you all store your memories... by freq or by callsign?
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Which would you find more useful?
I have a radio that can do both, a frequency and name for each memory channel. I also have a radio that is an either/or thingy. Most of the time I use a repeater site name, but in some I use the frequency. It requires a different 'attitude' for each but it isn't difficult for me to keep track of.
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Mine are all in by call sign. I'll forget which repeater I'm on if I store by frequency.
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Old 02-04-2013, 11:53 PM
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Mine are all in by call sign. I'll forget which repeater I'm on if I store by frequency.
Same here, as several different repeaters on the same frequency are within range.

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Old 02-05-2013, 8:36 AM
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Both. Some I remember easier by the freq, some by the name. And sometimes the freqs are so similar that I use a name just to prevent uh-oh's.
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Using repeater call signs doesn't work for me because sponsors often have multiple repeaters with the same call sign. Most of my radios don't show both the name and freq so I have to devise some name that reminds me of what it is. Example: a local club has a linked UHF system for severe weather coverage throughout NE OK and NW AR so I use the town name for each frequency, i.e. TULWX for the Tulsa input to the linked system, BVILWX for the Bartlesville input, etc.

On another club's primary repeater, they have regional inputs that use different tones to access the remote receiver so I use the club initials, shorten the freq., and a directional reminder: TRO88N = Tulsa Repeater Organization 146.88 North input tone or TRO88S for the south tone.
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Both since I can save a frequency and then give it a memory name on my yaesu ht
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Which would you find more useful?
I have a radio that can do both, a frequency and name for each memory channel. I also have a radio that is an either/or thingy. Most of the time I use a repeater site name, but in some I use the frequency. It requires a different 'attitude' for each but it isn't difficult for me to keep track of.
All it amounts to is what's easiest for you to deal with. If you aren't the only user then I figure you'd have to come to an agreement whith the other user(s).
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I agree with Doc, and since I'm a little OCD I have my FT-7900 mobile programmed with frequencies in ascending order. In one bank I have all the simplex frequencies for 2, 222 and 440 (the rig can't transmit on 222 but receives fine and there is 222 activity in the Austin area). The next 3 banks are all the repeater frequencies for 2, 222 and 440 repeaters - and then I have a bank for anything I find not on a 'standard' frequency.
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