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Originally posted by angryamerican
So here is a question. I have a converted HR2510 10M I never really used it before it broke except to moniter the local CB bands. Is 10M good for distance or is that only good for near. What is the best radio for distance. From my understanding about 10M it is mainly for repeaters. Reapeters run on electricty. In an emergency ware the power grid goes down no reapeater. Is my 10M then of no use for distant use? Or have I got this all wrong. I'm mainly interested in State to state commincation. but over sea's would be awsome.
One more question If I set up a web site on my server for the ATS emergency cominucation team would any of you use it?
Originally posted by antar
Great thread. Many of us are begining to see this as the only future option for info junkie's. Could you tell me please what the basic cost of getting set up would be including the test? If it is not feasible, the suggestion about seeking out Ham's in your local area and connecting now is sound advice. Good ideas and important suggestions. One more thing, it would be good if you have both CB and HAM, because getting long range info you could ideally send info to those closer with only CB. Also what channel do you suggest to check on and don't they have the ability to block even HAM waves?And what might identify an operator associated with ATS after Sit-x was it? I would feel good to know some of you here if it does come down to worst case scenario. Sorry this is so long.
Originally posted by antar
Thanks orange tom I will keep this in mind and at least take a look at what I would need and the cost. I will get back to you at another point. I am concerned that I am not particularly intelligent, just very intuitive. Could I pass the test? I did make a 4.0 average in the 2 years of college I played with, but I think that was just because I took subjects that I could relate to. I have lived a rough lifetime since then. and just don't have a whole lot of confidence. I have heard Art bell talking about it before and he makes it seem very elite and very difficult to obtain and not cheap.
I have just today ordered myself two of these walkie talkies in 2 meters and 70 cm. THese are what is called a dual bander. This is also sometimes called the 144/440 MHZ bands. THese walkie talkies also have a pretty wide receiver range. I have been putting this purchase off for some years now ,having other prioritys, but decided just today ..no more procrastination.