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Old 02-11-2013, 2:11 PM
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Question Scanning HAM freqs.

Hello all,

I would like to scan as many HAM frequencies as possible.

Are HAM freqs the same all over the US? (I'm not talking about call signs, just a range of freqs)

Does anyone have a list or point me in the direction of a list of each individual frequency?

I don't see any list in RR.

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Old 02-11-2013, 2:22 PM
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List of US ham bands Band Plan

Most scanners cover
28-29.7
54-54
144-148
222-225
420-450
902-928
1240-1300

You can look up repeater frequencies in your area at the web sites linked at the bottom of this page Amateur Radio - The RadioReference Wiki
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Old 02-11-2013, 2:33 PM
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The easiest way to do it is if your scanner has a service search with amateur radio being one of the services. Other than that it would take a lot of time to program in every possible ham vhf/uhf frequency.
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99% of the activity is going to be in 145-148
and 440-446
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Depending on where he lives, he shouldn't leave out 446-450. Not all areas use high in-low out repeater splits. Some states are low in-high out, (and AZ uses a mix of high in-low out and low in-high out.) Search 144-148 and 440-450 to start with.
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Depending on where he lives, he shouldn't leave out 446-450. Not all areas use high in-low out repeater splits. Some states are low in-high out, (and AZ uses a mix of high in-low out and low in-high out.) Search 144-148 and 440-450 to start with.
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If you have a digital scanner, you might hear ham P25 repeaters too!
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There are no general 'sets' of frequencies used on any ham band. There are 'band plans' which are a guide as to what part of a band to look in for particular things, but nothing is set in stone. There are generally 'calling frequencies', where you go to find someone, sort of the street corner of the bands. When you do find someone you move to a different frequency, let someone else use that 'street corner'.
Frequencies are not designated for specific 'topics', knitting, steam engines, golfing, etc. What may be used for one of those sort of groups in one part of the country certainly doesn't mean it'd be the same use in other parts of the country.
That's enough 'rambling', I think you can get the idea from that.
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YMMV - but Boston has some decent 220 and plenty of 900 activity as well.
And if you don't have a P25 scanner, you will get plenty of Noise from the P25 Rptrs

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As well as those 440's used for Remote/Links

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Depending on where he lives, he shouldn't leave out 446-450. Not all areas use high in-low out repeater splits. Some states are low in-high out, (and AZ uses a mix of high in-low out and low in-high out.) Search 144-148 and 440-450 to start with.
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