Personally, I'd bet on these being used as primary channels:coppensadam said:is one of the frequencies better than the others?
I hear ya on that one. I participate in them if the weather get's bad enough where I am at.coppensadam said:Cool! cschmit, I added that one too. I enjoy listening to the nets anyways. I think its alot of fun too.
Best I can tell you is go to this page http://www.radioreference.com/modules.php?name=RR&sid=254coppensadam said:cschmit, I am new to the scanning world, but would like to try out the trunking capabilities, but I don't really know of any trunked signals at or around Milwaukee, WI. I was wondering, if you could help me out with an easy one to program into my PRO-2051.
I must admit I don't know anything about your scanner. I have a BCD-396T and I know how to program that one but not yours, sorry. You could ask in the Radio Shack thread here on the site. Someone in their may be able to help, sorry I can't.coppensadam said:I would like to do just that. But is it as easy as entering the numbers in the scanner? I guess I don't know how to program my scanner to trunk. The manual that came with it, isn't very helpful. If I get to program trunk, and select the Motorola II, then what? do I type in every frequency from the primary bank in that order?
You should also have 145.130 MHz in the same scanner bank. This repeater is used as a collection point for reports from various local nets (like 6.910) by the NWS office in Sullivan. You can hear reports for most of SE WI on 5.130 , along with outgoing information from the NWS office.cschmit said:You can also add 146.910 MHz to your list of stations to listen to during sever weather. It is a local Ham repeater but they have weather nets every time bad weather hits SE Wisconsin and lot's of good info can be heard on there.
You can also add 145.39 (PL127.3) to your list. The same group of people on 146.91 use this frequency from time to time.cschmit said:You can also add 146.91 (PL127.3) to your list of stations to listen to during sever weather. It is a local Ham repeater but they have weather nets every time bad weather hits SE Wisconsin and lot's of good info can be heard on their.
1000 watts ERP. Antenna is at 500 feet, commerical 4 bay dipole with the main lobe pointing due west.RevGary said:Had to turn the 11 element VHF beam to 171 degrees from our location to receive 145.130... but it was coming in up here in the north central part of the state on Thursday. Was not able to receive the signal using a 3db gain omni. What is their estimated ERP?
Yes, I am. I was on the technical committee for several years, also served on the board for a bit. Between the actual RF output (~300w nominal) and 4 element folded dipole gain (minus feedline loss) the ERP works out to 1000w. The repeater power output was grandfathered into WAR's restrictions due to the lack of co-channel users within the specified radius for VHF repeaters. When the band is open, stations from western MI and northern IN check in quite a bit also.biglaz said:Stateboy, are you sure their ERP is 1000w? I have no clue; but I do know the Wisconsin Association of Repeaters has ERP restrictions on their coordinated repeaters, which is based on HAAT but is always under 1000w. Not that it really matters, I suppose.