UHF repeaters

Submitted: Monday, May 27, 2002 at 00:00
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I know that if I use a repeater it will increase the distance my UHF radio will cover, but how do you link repeaters together?
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Reply By: joe - Monday, May 27, 2002 at 00:00

Monday, May 27, 2002 at 00:00
Not sure, keep trying
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Reply By: jono - Monday, May 27, 2002 at 00:00

Monday, May 27, 2002 at 00:00
Steve,
The issue of UHF repeaters was discussed in a question not that long ago, so if you search the archives you should find something. Try searching 'UHF Repeaters'.
Jono.
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Reply By: Andrew Donald - Monday, May 27, 2002 at 00:00

Monday, May 27, 2002 at 00:00
That question was posted by me and the answer that I got back was thaty you can't jump calls from one repeater to another. There is some really good info in that thread so I'd go have a look.
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Reply By: Nigel - Monday, May 27, 2002 at 00:00

Monday, May 27, 2002 at 00:00
The license for CBRS Repeaters does not allow them to be linked. If you want long range comms you have two choices:

Pass the exam to get an amatuer license as they can link their repeaters, but there are other restrictions on the use of amatuer bands.
Buy a HF and join a network.

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Reply By: Bill - Monday, May 27, 2002 at 00:00

Monday, May 27, 2002 at 00:00
Steve you'll find that using a repeater will substantially increase your range but you can't link them up. However you will be able to communicate with people in excess of 100km away as the repeaters are usually in an elevated position. For effective, portable and easy to operate communication over longer distances a Sat phone is the best way to go. The HF radio is a very expensive toy which many 4wders enjoy using but remember that the bloke who can help you will have UHF and will need to be within UHF range to be any practical help to you. If there's noone within 100km of you then you need emergency services and the Sat phone will get an instant response. Good luck.
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Follow Up By: Nigel - Monday, May 27, 2002 at 00:00

Monday, May 27, 2002 at 00:00
UHF range is very much reduced in hilly or heavily forested areas. Often down to 10km or less.

Also I fail to see how radios and phones can be compared. They serve different functions.
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Follow Up By: Bill - Tuesday, May 28, 2002 at 00:00

Tuesday, May 28, 2002 at 00:00
Quite simple Nige, they enable you to talk to other people. If what you require is assistance in an emergency, then you can compare a Sat phone and a radio. The radio will enable you to contact people nearby, a Sat phone will enable you to contact emergency services. Sat phone is probably the best for that. If you want vehicle to vehicle contact you can use either but UHF is probably the best. Get the idea? It's quite easy to compare them!! Social chats are best by radio etc, etc Oh boy why did I bother explaining something as simple as that!!!!
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Follow Up By: Nigel - Tuesday, May 28, 2002 at 00:00

Tuesday, May 28, 2002 at 00:00
Yes they have overlapping functions. But comparing them is like comparing email to this forum. Isn't it easier to use this forum than to email everybody individually?

But if you want to send a private message you use email and not a forum.

The original question was about radios, not about being able to call for help in an emergency.
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Reply By: Guy - Wednesday, May 29, 2002 at 00:00

Wednesday, May 29, 2002 at 00:00
Contrary to the polpular believe in some RARE exception under the ACA special licence provision, very-few UHF repeaters are "linked / chained" as a bunch of 2 to 5 repaeters. These "linked/ chained UHF repeaters" can be found around very-remote-gaz/oil fields in Australia.
These "linked / chained UHF repeaters" are of little interest to the travellers/4Wdrivers. Like on my previous posting the UHF channels 22 and 23 are reserved to data communication ONLY (NO voice allowed) for farmers to check/control there dams etc.. by remote control upload/domwload data only.
Guy
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