[chirp_users] The VHF low band is still in use

Bruce LeGrande kb6lwn at gmail.com
Tue Sep 6 12:01:17 PDT 2016


Every time I start up Chirp, I see the reference to the 6m band and look forward to the day I can get a 'Chirpable' radio that covers that band.
Last rig I had in that band was an old Clegg 6'er.

Any rig in particular that has that coverage working exceptionally well with Chirp as the programming tool ?

73 4 now,
Bruce

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On Sep 5, 2016, 12:19, at 12:19, Don McRoberts <drmcroberts at charter.net> wrote:
>Actually, one of the main reasons for California’s use of low-band VHF
>is because a large portion of California is mountainous and higher
>frequencies simply require a lot more infrastructure in the way of
>repeaters to be able to cover the same areas with hills and valleys.
>This would result in much higher costs for reliable coverage.
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>73 de W3DRM - Don
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>From: chirp_users-bounces at intrepid.danplanet.com
>[mailto:chirp_users-bounces at intrepid.danplanet.com] On Behalf Of
>jl_wilkerson at att.net
>Sent: Monday, September 05, 2016 11:15 AM
>To: chirp_users at intrepid.danplanet.com
>Subject: Re: [chirp_users] The VHF low band is still in use
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>With the open spaces, large patrol areas and such, vhf LO is probably
>the best band out there for them.
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>------ Original message------
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>From: J. David Aten via chirp_users 
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>Date: Mon, Sep 5, 2016 12:41 PM
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>To: chirp_users at intrepid.danplanet.com;
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>Subject:[chirp_users] The VHF low band is still in use
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>One of the largest police agencies, with thousands of radios, and
>covering one of the largest geographical areas, still uses VHF low
>band, and has absolutely no plans on moving, or changing.  That is the
>California Highway Patrol.  (CHP).  
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