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Receiving on the input frequency of a repeater.

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JCNHB

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I've got my BF HT set to the input of a repeater. And have a scanner set to the receive the output of the repeater.

But I heard the transmission on my HT that is set on the repeater's input frequency.

That means the person making that transmission is nearby? How close might someone be if I am hearing the transmission on the repeater's input frequency?

Hope that makes sense. Thanks for your help.


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If you are both using hand held radios at ground level in an urban environment with no hills you might be able to hear another station a few miles away. Maybe more, maybe less. How far depends on many factors including antenna elevation at each end and the terrain and other obstructions between the two stations.
 

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well

a lot goes into that...
is it also a handheld (low to ground)
is it a base (high up and covers a bit)
for either, high or low power
mobile? parked in the neighborhood
is there a hill he could be on
6 meter 2 meter uhf?
all in all a couple of miles, or if full quieting, a neighbor.
 

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ok. Thanks. Someone is probably within a few miles from me then.


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No, but some of these questions should have been covered in studying to become an amateur radio operator. For example, a person with a 16 beam antenna, putting out a modest 50 watts and pointed directly at where your HT is, you can hear them up to 50 miles away or longer especially if line of site with nothing blocking the signal. Now if they were using a 5 watt HT, they may only be 4 miles away.
 

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What does full quieting mean? A very clear transmission? No background static.. ?


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