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Completely Banned for the Greater Good
Aug 5, 2011
what ch's are good in the twinsburg OH. aera


Oct 13, 2006
Summit county channels

It depends if you're using a base or mobile, and if you're talking day or night. There is a group that runs on channel 1 (and sometimes below, not that I endorse such) east of you a little ways (South Geauga to Ravenna and surrounding area). If' you have a halfway decent base antenna, and your elevation isn't too bad, i'm sure you can hear them, and probably get in to at least a few of them. There's also a group of guys in from Akron to Barberton and between that run on CH 28, usually at night. Channel 20 is bigger on the west side of Cleveland, there are a few guys out that way.

Northeast Ohio is actually pretty busy with decent activity if you're looking to chat, especially at night, and if you have a good antenna. I have a half wave vertical on my house in Geauga county and I can talk to most of the places I mentioned above. I don't endorse amplifiers myself, but you'll hear that out there as well. I find I can talk to most of the stations I want to just fine barefoot, but my elevation is decent.

Look me up some time if you're trying your gear out, I know I've talked to Twinsburg before.

Have fun
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