Fraser Is Repeater channel?

Submitted: Thursday, Sep 11, 2003 at 12:46
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Hi, just bought a GME handheld radio via the internet from Prestige in WA (Best price & overnight delivery WA to Qld, highly recommend them), for the purpose of contacting fellow campers on Fraser Island in a week when we need to meet up with them. Could anyone tell what channel the repeater stn is on (if there is one) on Fraser. Would we meet them on that & then choose a channel to change to to continue talking?

Thanks in advance
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Reply By: Penguin - Thursday, Sep 11, 2003 at 13:40

Thursday, Sep 11, 2003 at 13:40
If you look at the the "On the Road" tab on top of the forum page you'll find a UHF repeaters section. From that, it looks like channels 3 & 6 have repeaters on Fraser Is. Good luck with the GME, I have one and it's great!
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Follow Up By: skunky - Thursday, Sep 11, 2003 at 14:47

Thursday, Sep 11, 2003 at 14:47
Thanks Penguin & Tony for the replys, looks like we'll try 6 & go from there! Is there a particular channel we should then switch to once we've made contact on 6, to continue comunication with them?
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Reply By: Tony - Thursday, Sep 11, 2003 at 13:46

Thursday, Sep 11, 2003 at 13:46
Ch 6 its the fire repeater so limited use by others is required.
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Reply By: chopper - Friday, Sep 12, 2003 at 14:11

Friday, Sep 12, 2003 at 14:11
I have never been able to hit those repeaters.

On the western side you'll hit the ch8 hervey bay repeater and ch6 Maryborough repeater, on the Southern end you'll get the ch2 Gunalda repeater, and on the south eastern beach you'll get the ch5 (emergency only) from the sun. coast somewhere.

besides, once you get of the beach the scrub becomes fairly dense, i doubt that a repeater would be a great deal of use. On the beach you should be able to reach 20+ kms if you and your party have decent units and aerials.
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Follow Up By: chopper - Friday, Sep 12, 2003 at 14:13

Friday, Sep 12, 2003 at 14:13
sorry, you won't be getting 20km with a handheld.

If its a TX6000, 6200 or 7000, then with a good external aerial you'll do alright.
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Reply By: Dennis (Brisbane) - Sunday, Sep 14, 2003 at 20:07

Sunday, Sep 14, 2003 at 20:07
1 - 2 km if the handheld is inside the vehicle, that's about the best we get from our Uniden hand-held. Up to around 3 km line of sight if you are standing outside the vehicle.

Handy to have one when walking away from a vehicle based UHF set skunk.

And more than ample for car to 4WD comms when we are travelling lock, stock and 2 arguing kids (Army postings, gotta love 'em).
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Reply By: skunky - Monday, Sep 15, 2003 at 13:01

Monday, Sep 15, 2003 at 13:01
Thanks everyone for your feedback, apart from those of us travelling in convey & using the uhf to chat, we'll be using our eyes to spot those that arrived early to set up instead of relying on the radio. Never mind. Thanks again everyone!
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