I know this is a really old thread, but I'm dragging it up because the info is relevant to what I was looking for...Hello,
There are roughly 200 repeaters in a 30-40 miles radius of Montreal.
1) Some repeaters on which you'll find mostly English QSO
VE2RMP 146.760 / - (first one you should try)
VE2BG 147.060 / -
VE2RBV 147.210 / -
VE2REX 146.685 / -
VE2RTC 146.640 / -
VE2RED 147.270 / 103.5
2) Some of the most active, mainly in French but someone will definitely be happy to respond in English
VE2RXW 146.700 / -
VE2REL 147.315 / 103.5
VE2MRC 147.120 / 103.5
VE2RLD 145.190 / 141.3 (Province Wide Net)
VE2RST 145.130 / 123.0
My question: Are these still the most active repeaters in the Montreal area? I'm newly licensed and just got my first radio (Yaesu FT-270R) this week so I've programmed the above frequencies into the memory, but it's been pretty quiet so far. I'm new, so I'm really just listening for now to get a feel for things before I jump in.
Is it worth my time to program all the local repeaters in? I've got the Repeater Book app... been wondering if I should put every Green listing in the memory bank and scan them all the time.