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    Default new resource road frequencies

    So far this is happening in the south peace river. Sounds like it is to be coming to a road near you pretty soon.

    http://www.quads.ca/forum1/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=23233


    Those that have chosen to use ham gear had better make sure it is narrow band capable...

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    my fingers are sore....

    Frequency Designation

    150.0800 RR-1
    150.1100 RR-2
    150.1400 RR-3
    150.1850 RR-4
    150.2000 RR-5
    150.2450 RR-6
    150.2600 RR-7
    150.3200 RR-8
    150.3650 RR-9
    150.4100 RR-10
    150.4400 RR-11
    150.5000 RR-12
    150.5300 RR-13
    150.5450 RR-14
    150.5600 RR-15
    150.5900 RR-16
    150.6800 RR-17
    150.7100 RR-18
    150.7700 RR-19
    150.8300 RR-20
    151.0100 RR-21
    151.1300 RR-22
    151.1900 RR-23
    151.2200 RR-24
    151.3100 RR-25
    151.3400 RR-26
    151.3700 RR-27
    151.4300 RR-28
    151.4600 RR-29
    151.4900 RR-30
    151.5200 RR-31
    151.5800 RR-32
    151.6100 RR-33
    151.6400 RR-34
    151.6700 RR-35

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    151.7000 LD-1
    151.7450 LD-2
    151.7900 LD-3
    151.8050 LD-4
    151.8500 LD-5
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    Thanks for posting that

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    Wow, they're sure using lower freq's than usual. Most road channels are 152 MHz and up for the most part, at least in southern BC. LR

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    I was thinking how "compact" they all were as I was typing them out.

    If all you had on your radio was the road channels you could tune your antenna to be really efficient. It's the LAD channels that everyone wants which means your still cutting your antenna for the 155 mark...

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    Yup. If you install a good quality wideband antenna tho that's clipped in the middle of them all you'll still do fine VHF is pretty forgiving about that. LR

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    New to the HAM thing so how does this affect us recreational users. I have my Amateur Licence but it says in there that I am not able to use those channels with it. So how does this really have any effect of us if we can not broadcast in that Feq?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy View Post
    New to the HAM thing so how does this affect us recreational users. I have my Amateur Licence but it says in there that I am not able to use those channels with it. So how does this really have any effect of us if we can not broadcast in that Feq?


    You are correct, You are not supposed to transmit on those frequencies with your ham gear. You are allowed to monitor those frequencies though. With the new road signs only showing the designation RR-XX you would need to know what that frequency is. You would also need to program the receive frequency in as narrow band to ensure proper compatibility.


    Some have chosen to ignore the law regarding the use of ham gear to transmit on road frequencies. There is now a technical reason for those users to ensure their gear is compatible.
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    Looks like I can Mod my Yeasu FT-2900R for the higher range broadcasting capabilities. So If I really wanted to I could transmit on those Feq, it is capable of monitoring those feq with out the mod though. hmmmm
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy View Post
    Looks like I can Mod my Yeasu FT-2900R for the higher range broadcasting capabilities. So If I really wanted to I could transmit on those Feq, it is capable of monitoring those feq with out the mod though. hmmmm
    yeah lots of radios are like that and usually requires crushing a resistor or 2 to be able to transmit on them

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    I have done the mod to my radio. Works quite well. Easy 5 minute task. You will loose any current programming though, so good idea to back it up first.

    The commercial frequencies use odd shifts, that your factory programming will not do, but manual programming in the odd shifts is no problem. Especially if you use software like I do.
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