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Hearing lots of traffic on 142.550 during the day. At times one side sounds garbled like it's a really bad link from some other frequency. Almost sounded like someone in an aircraft talking to someone on the gound. There is a hang time so this is a repeater.
 

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I heard some of this--there was an avaition guy with a ham license, strange call, can't remember it. He was flying near Jacksonville, NC and talking with another ham on a mobile on the ground--
 

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murrayustud said:
I heard some of this--there was an avaition guy with a ham license, strange call, can't remember it. He was flying near Jacksonville, NC and talking with another ham on a mobile on the ground--

They were in violation, this is not a ham frequency, this falls in the government band, 2 meter ham starts at 144Mhz. The traffic I heard was not two hams talking, it was military.
 
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I received info that that might be a USAF Military Air Radio Service repeater. There is one in Florida on the same frequency.
 

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I must have been asleep when I responded to this post because I thought it was 146.550 for some reason---sorry guys, hadn't had my morning coffee!
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you might want to check to see if those garbled transmissions might be in the AM mode...and you're listening in the expected FM mode...

i had a similar incident here on 148.55 ...a freq used in FM by USMC here, that i had plugged into all my scanners for local FM monitoring....but during a massive Army training exercise for Special Ops night drop by 15 C-130's out of Pope/Ft.Bragg flying a racetrack pattern over the Carteret/Onslow coast, the Army Jumpmasters aboard the C-130's were using 148.55 AM !! to communicate inside the aircraft ( i know cause they were just above treetop level over my house in a long slow line....)
Just a good thing that no USMC ground traffic in FM on that freq QRM'd them !!

but i think MARS traffic is probably the best bet...but best to be safe and check out covert ops on discrete freqs hiding in plain sight !

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barefootdipole said:
you might want to check to see if those garbled transmissions might be in the AM mode...and you're listening in the expected FM mode...

i had a similar incident here on 148.55 ...a freq used in FM by USMC here, that i had plugged into all my scanners for local FM monitoring....but during a massive Army training exercise for Special Ops night drop by 15 C-130's out of Pope/Ft.Bragg flying a racetrack pattern over the Carteret/Onslow coast, the Army Jumpmasters aboard the C-130's were using 148.55 AM !! to communicate inside the aircraft ( i know cause they were just above treetop level over my house in a long slow line....)
Just a good thing that no USMC ground traffic in FM on that freq QRM'd them !!

but i think MARS traffic is probably the best bet...but best to be safe and check out covert ops on discrete freqs hiding in plain sight !

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It's an FM repeater pair, I found the input, it's CSQ so it's possible they may not know they are on a repeater input.
 
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