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Old 12-31-2012, 9:22 AM
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Question Houston Repeaters

Hello all,

I have been living in Houston Texas now for 2 years and just recently got settled down enough to get back into the hobby. I have been recently listening to the Saltgrass Link System. Can anyone in the Houston area recommend any other active repeaters in the Houston area? I am inside the loop in SE Houston.

I used to live in Michigan where I was an active member of the ARPSC and Skywarn. The repeaters were always hot and we had a great group of people.

So far listening in Houston on this repeater, it seems very quiet and I only hear the same 5 or 6 people key up. My gear wont arrive until Jan 4th so until then, all I can do is listen.... and man is it quiet.

Can anyone recommend more active repeaters in this area?
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As an update I did do some homework and found this site here Houston Area Amateur Radio Repeater List

It does have some misinformation on some repeaters. The ones here on RR are very much out dated.
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I have a list here that I need to update.
http://home.comcast.net/~freqzone/freqs/hou_ham.xlsx

Might check out this list too.
http://harriscountyares.org/frequenc..._100_miles.pdf

With so many repeaters in the area, it's hard to keep any list up to date.
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You might check the repeater search page at Texas VHF-FM Society (the frequency coordinator for Texas) for the currently coordinated repeaters in your area.
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As an update I did do some homework and found this site here Houston Area Amateur Radio Repeater List

It does have some misinformation on some repeaters. The ones here on RR are very much out dated.
that list is out dated since the original owner of the page went silent key. You might also find some information in the houston area at :: Repeaterbook.com :: North American Repeater Directory

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The whole list of Houston's ham radio repeater systems just scroll down some to the Houston list:

Texas Amateur and GMRS radio repeaters
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You might check the repeater search page at Texas VHF-FM Society (the frequency coordinator for Texas) for the currently coordinated repeaters in your area.
It will be more useful when they de-coordinate all the paper repeaters.
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Thanks for the link
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Glad to hear another operator say that about the saltgrass system, I don't have a radio in the house yet that can get me into that system, but I check in when I'm mobile and sometimes get a response. I have a rig I just bought tonight that Ill use from my house to get into the system and then I will be monitoring more and do my part to keep the repeaters warm.
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Well if you ever get on there feel free to toss me a call. I'm ususally listening if not on the radio then on one of my 2 scanners or on the RR live feed.
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Myles' list is the most accurate for greater Houston, although as he pointed out it does have a few errors. The repeater scene in the big city is in a constant state of flux, and the only way to get an accurate handle on what's really going on is to scan every pair in the statewide channel plan.

146.88, 146.92 (Saltgrass), and 146.94 are some of the more active 2-meter repeaters. 440 is a toss-up with a lot of linked systems and AllStar activity. There are a couple of active 220 repeaters with good coverage, too.
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