uhf lists

Submitted: Friday, Mar 12, 2004 at 20:48
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good evening all
just looking at the uhf repeater lists never really worried about them but i was just wondering are they a public thing or do you have to pay or ask permission to use them and how much distance do you cover using them

steve
damn hard to type with the pet bird sitting on the typing hand
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Reply By: Member - Bernie. (Vic) - Friday, Mar 12, 2004 at 22:28

Friday, Mar 12, 2004 at 22:28
Hi Steve
No permission required & nothing to pay, I will let others explain how they work.

Cheers
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Reply By: Mad Dog Morgan (Geelong) - Saturday, Mar 13, 2004 at 13:32

Saturday, Mar 13, 2004 at 13:32
Steve, There are so many variables that it's very difficult to put a distance on repeater coverage. Factors such as antenna heights, radio and antenna performance and terrain all have an influence. For example I can open a repeater that is 80 K's from my home no problem but that repeater is 1011 metres high. There are other that a half the distance and I have no hope. It's a case of suck it and see.
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Follow Up By: Richard & Leonie - Saturday, Mar 13, 2004 at 16:28

Saturday, Mar 13, 2004 at 16:28
When you say "open a repeater" what do you mean?
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog Morgan (Geelong) - Saturday, Mar 13, 2004 at 16:53

Saturday, Mar 13, 2004 at 16:53
"Open it" "access it" "trigger it" are just expressions which mean the repeater receiver is receiving my transmission and re-transmitting it on the output frequency.
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Saturday, Mar 13, 2004 at 17:03

Saturday, Mar 13, 2004 at 17:03
Steve,
From the little I can remember of the "rools", when we got our repeater about 8 years ago, anyone is entitled to access any repeater. The only way the owners can stop you, is to turn it off, which defeats the purpose of having one, in the first place.

Any heavy useage through a private repeater, by a 2nd party, would no doubt be preceded by a courteous inquiry. As mentioned in some previous posts, many Shires in Qld, have repeater networks, available for every bloke and his dog, as well as the Council employees. These networks cover the whole Shire.

Our repeater gives good coverage over 60-80 kms radius, but the signal is affected by the terrain, and weather conditions, over greater distances.

Hope the bird was only sitting on your hand, what sort of bird?

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Follow Up By: GOB & denny vic member - Saturday, Mar 13, 2004 at 17:11

Saturday, Mar 13, 2004 at 17:11
goodday bob birds a cockatiel female hand raised supposed to have been a male but i get along with her but she very iffy with the wife

steve
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Reply By: GOB & denny vic member - Saturday, Mar 13, 2004 at 17:15

Saturday, Mar 13, 2004 at 17:15
thanks guys for the answers might be handy to know when we are away i normally take a hf set but use uhf between cars so i suppose if you get a bit seperated its handy to know i normally have the radio on scan anyway

steve
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