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High level simplex on VHF hi

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In this technology rich region , with all the repeaters, digital and trunking and migration upward, I'd like to ask an open question for conversation;

Who still uses high level / power FM simplex operations on VHF hi in the Bay Area?
Exclude railroads and marine, looking mostly public safety and commercial.

Even If you have a historical recollection about some vhf hi simplex communication powerhouse in years gone by...

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In this technology rich region , with all the repeaters, digital and trunking and migration upward, I'd like to ask an open question for conversation;

Who still uses high level / power FM simplex operations on VHF hi in the Bay Area?
Exclude railroads and marine, looking mostly public safety and commercial.

Even If you have a historical recollection about some vhf hi simplex communication powerhouse in years gone by...

Thanks!
Russ


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Well that's narrowing it down to specifics, VHF-HI and simplex. There aren't much. Only thing that comes to mind that is in use on a regular basis that is simplex is CALCORD 156.075. And that's just the medical helicopters making ground contact with medic units.

I know the California State Automobile Association (AAA) used VHF simplex back in the day around 150.9 something but I don't think they use it anymore.

I sure do miss the old days of hearing Oakland PD on 156.090 and Alameda County Sheriff on 154.650. Never had issues receiving those guys.
 
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I sure do miss the old days of hearing Oakland PD on 156.090 and Alameda County Sheriff on 154.650. Never had issues receiving those guys.
I don't hear too much on VHF high at all these days. The closest I can think of is the Walmarts on MURS channels. (I talk to a guy down in Palo Alto on 2M simplex once in a while but I suspect that doesn't qualify.)
 
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Santa Clara county SO still has some ops on simplex. With remotes up above Los Gatos and on Copernicus.

Any Agency still have hi level remotes on VFire21, I hear fewer weekly roll calls these days, with weaker signals as they use lower and localized antennas...


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