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Old 03-07-2017, 8:13 PM
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Hi, I'm pretty new to the air, wanted to see if there was any info on the most popular frequencies in the Morris county & Passaic county area in NJ? I've hit a few repeaters on 2m & 70cm, just wanted to see if there were any other hotspots on these bands?
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Hi, I'm pretty new to the air, wanted to see if there was any info on the most popular frequencies in the Morris county & Passaic county area in NJ? I've hit a few repeaters on 2m & 70cm, just wanted to see if there were any other hotspots on these bands?
Both W2LI 2m and 70cm repeaters, as well as the W2NJR linked system are pretty much the most used in your area.
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George you can google New York Repeater Directory and it will give pretty much all the good ones around our area. I can help you if you want to shoot me a private message. I look foward to finding you on the bands. If your new welcome to amateur radio! I'm in Essex county so we're not far from each other.
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Hi, I'm pretty new to the air, wanted to see if there was any info on the most popular frequencies in the Morris county & Passaic county area in NJ? I've hit a few repeaters on 2m & 70cm, just wanted to see if there were any other hotspots on these bands?
Just out of curiosity what ones have you hit so far? Alpine NJ 442.700 is a real good machine. I think it's about 800 feet up top the Eisenhower tower in Alpine. Every night there's a good crew on that one.
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On DMR ,you will hear: "You are spending too much time on Worldwide,Tristate,and any other talkgroup." bee-blop-blurp.

Analog all the way ,baby!
Heres some to start you off:
441.100 136.5 NYC fun
146.850 136.5 IN Tech nets
440.600 141.3 8 o clock Todd net
449.975 141.3 Lots of people on this late
223.880 151.4 The 220 guys
442.000 NAC 293 PL 156.7 Good 5 o clock drive repeater
146.790 141.3 Local bergen county
146.700 141.3 Locals
443.050 NAC 293 PL 141.3 Digital most of its life

442.700 this is a place where jammers frequent as of lately,OR Monday they have a net you can check in at 8PM if you have enough power to overcome.Eisenhower?Its the ARMSTRONG TOWER ,Come onnnnnnn AC2OY!

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On DMR ,you will hear: "You are spending too much time on Worldwide,Tristate,and any other talkgroup."

Analog all the way ,baby!]
Yep, so many TG police on there and codeplug beggers. I'm going off the grid along with several others with some DMR machines in South Jersey. It will be a nice little network covering all of south Jersey and southeastern PA when it's done.
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Yep, so many TG police on there and codeplug beggers. I'm going off the grid along with several others with some DMR machines in South Jersey. It will be a nice little network covering all of south Jersey and southeastern PA when it's done.
Good luck with that,BranDMeister perhaps?
My view on codeplugs,each repeater should provide codeplugs for the most popular radios
MD-380,TYT,Motorola 6550 perhaps on their websites so people can enjoy whats there,some people are just totally lost with what groups are on what repeaters.
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Passaic County
440.95 97.4 Skywarn and Passaic County OEM
146.49 107.2 Great coverage, but unfortunately hardly ever used
443.45 141.3 Very active
145.21 79.7 Wayne OEM
Morris County
146.895 151.4 Morris County OEM Various nets
145.37 151.4 Occasional Use
146.985 131.8 Very active
147.03 151.4 On air, but not very active
440.1 141.3 Parsippany, local coverage
449.775 151.4 Analog/DMR mixed mode
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On DMR ,you will hear: "You are spending too much time on Worldwide,Tristate,and any other talkgroup." bee-blop-blurp.

Analog all the way ,baby!
Heres some to start you off:
441.100 136.5 NYC fun
146.850 136.5 IN Tech nets
440.600 141.3 8 o clock Todd net
449.975 141.3 Lots of people on this late
223.880 151.4 The 220 guys
442.000 NAC 293 PL 156.7 Good 5 o clock drive repeater
146.790 141.3 Local bergen county
146.700 141.3 Locals
443.050 NAC 293 PL 141.3 Digital most of its life

442.700 this is a place where jammers frequent as of lately,OR Monday they have a net you can check in at 8PM if you have enough power to overcome.Eisenhower?Its the ARMSTRONG TOWER ,Come onnnnnnn AC2OY!

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New York Repeater Directory
Yeah I get those two guys names mixed up.😔
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442.700 this is a place where jammers frequent as of lately,OR Monday they have a net you can check in at 8PM if you have enough power to overcome.Eisenhower?Its the ARMSTRONG TOWER ,Come onnnnnnn AC2OY!

Again? I hate when that happens.
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On DMR ,you will hear: "You are spending too much time on Worldwide,Tristate,and any other talkgroup." bee-blop-blurp.
Probably because it is true, there is a reason for the TAC channels. Switch to them if you are holding a long QSO after making contact on the main talkgroups. For a new person looking to make contacts, especially a contact that may be a long distance away, DMR is the way to go.
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If he wants to make long distance contacts why not upgrade to general or extra and try the HF bands?
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I agree on HF, nobody to yell at you there for tying up there time slot. And yes I was on a TAC channel and some schmuck voiced their displeasure for tying up the time slot too long. It was 2 in the freaking morning!

FreeDV on HF is way cool, near DMR voice quality on the HF bands using a sliver of band width. Just another option for communicating long distances using digital.
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If he wants to make long distance contacts why not upgrade to general or extra and try the HF bands?


Well I would agree, but he said 2/70...
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I agree on HF, nobody to yell at you there for tying up there time slot. And yes I was on a TAC channel and some schmuck voiced their displeasure for tying up the time slot too long. It was 2 in the freaking morning!

FreeDV on HF is way cool, near DMR voice quality on the HF bands using a sliver of band width. Just another option for communicating long distances using digital.


Well in that case tell the TG police to chill, or find another repeater that wasn't carrying TAC at the moment.
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Well I would agree, but he said 2/70...
Well my buddy gave him enough to have a blast. I have a 7 or 8 page list that has every repeater in the tristate area so he should have fun on 2 meters and 70 cm. if he pm's me I could give him more repeaters.
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