FLA Amateur P25

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gcopter1

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Is the info on repeaterbook trustworthy?
Looking to program my BCD536 with active frequencies to gauge activity, particularly, on the SE portion of the state (Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade).
 

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Is the info on repeaterbook trustworthy?
Looking to program my BCD536 with active frequencies to gauge activity, particularly, on the SE portion of the state (Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade).
Yes and no.

There's only a dozen or so in that area. Just program them in and you'll determine which ones are active or not.

The Florida Repeater Council is a good source (lists coordinated repeaters only). Repeater Listings from the FRC Database
 

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The ones listed in Palm Beach County are still available. But with the tremendous fall off of local amateur activity there aren't a lot of users, both in analog and P25, that are on those repeaters.

Of the local VHF P25 capable repeaters the Motorola 146.79 in Broward is probably the most active.
 

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Guess you changed your call from KS4VT. A few years ago, I was listening to some local Palm Beach P25 repeaters, & heard nothing. But it seems as the DMR repeaters get polluted with CB'rs and their Chinese Dollar Store radios, many of the legacy DMR users are moving to UHF, & 900 P25. Eric, John, & Dean all have working P25 repeaters to cover Dade, Broward, & Palm Beach. I believe you have a VHF P25 repeater on Gun Club Rd.
 

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A friend made me aware of internal turmoil among the Florida Repeater Council board and repeater operators. You might expect some inaccuracies in their listings as a result.
 
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Yeah, the repeater council listings aren't bad, but not 100% accurate. I have also heard they have some turmoil / political type BS problems going on.
 
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