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Northern VA repeaters... LOTS of them...

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I noticed quite a bit of GMRS repeater activity on a recent trip to Northern VA. (Manassas/Fairfax/Sterling etc.) All I heard was repeater IDs, and no traffic. I managed to get all of them to trigger once I got the PL tones right. There were at least four in this area, one that I know about in Alexandria: 675 / PL141.3

There were also repeaters on 550, 650, and I think the other was 600..

I don't know Morse Code, otherwise I could have at least identified who they belong to... One of them had a HUGE footprint..... Next time I am up, I will write them all down!
 

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Just be aware that not all repeaters heard on GMRS repeater freqs
are GMRS repeaters.

Many are grandfathered commercial repeaters or base stations that
were allocated those freq pairs before GMRS came into being.
 

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I don't know Morse Code, otherwise I could have at least identified who they belong to... One of them had a HUGE footprint..... Next time I am up, I will write them all down!
There are freeware morse code decoders for smartphone. The one I have used is Morse Code Reader for android.
 

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fineshot1 said:
Just be aware that not all repeaters heard on GMRS repeater freqs
are GMRS repeaters.

Many are grandfathered commercial repeaters or base stations that
were allocated those freq pairs before GMRS came into being.
Well, I found out who has the .500 repeater there: http://wireless2.fcc.gov/UlsApp/UlsSearch/license.jsp?licKey=2524674
 

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And another on .500: http://wireless2.fcc.gov/UlsApp/UlsSearch/license.jsp?licKey=3330269
 

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ecps92 said:
462.5000 is Business Band [IB] not GMRS [ZA] ;)

GMRS is 462.5500 thru 462.7250 at 25 Khz channel spacing
Wow. What a catastrophic failure on my part. FAIL.
 
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Here we go....

Well, it turns out the American Red Cross is still licensed in Falls Church, VA Just renewed in December, 2011. This is for a .675 repeater. The license the have that covers 575, and 675 expires in May...

So if anyone up there hears something on 462.675. let me know!
 
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