[PMR446 MONTHLY NET] 8th day of the Month, 8pm, Channel 8

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Re: [PMR446 MONTHLY NET] 8th day of the Month, 8pm, Channel

Postby M6UCW » 10 Mar 2014, 20:39

Tuesday 8th April it is then. Now just to find me a high hill. Any good apps or werbsites for checking altitude?
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Re: [PMR446 MONTHLY NET] 8th day of the Month, 8pm, Channel

Postby radiosification » 11 Mar 2014, 17:21

CDAW wrote:Tuesday 8th April it is then. Now just to find me a high hill. Any good apps or werbsites for checking altitude?

I had a look on this link below. It looks like there is a nice big hill near legoland, which is quite near your location of UB7 that is shown in your profile. You should be able to reach quite far from there.
http://www.heywhatsthat.com/profiler.html
That site is good for checking the distance and terrain between two points.
another good one is cloudRF, but it only allows you to map up to 10km for free. To get more you have to buy credits.
https://cloudrf.com/
However, it should still give a good enough indication of where you might be able to reach from a particular location.
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Re: [PMR446 MONTHLY NET] 8th day of the Month, 8pm, Channel

Postby DJS169 » 04 May 2014, 15:05

8th may is this still happening? its a thursday this month anyone taking part?
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Re: [PMR446 MONTHLY NET] 8th day of the Month, 8pm, Channel

Postby EMarkM » 04 May 2014, 17:06

I've never managed to contact anyone on these nets, but I have only tried unmodified radios with their standard rubber ducklings.
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Re: [PMR446 MONTHLY NET] 8th day of the Month, 8pm, Channel

Postby M6UCW » 04 May 2014, 18:27

What would be classed as a decent altitude for the PMR446 net?

I've been looking on Google Maps using the elevation reading at the bottom to check the altitude of high spots around me.

According to Google Earth, my residence is at al altitude of 26m and I have found ground reading from 60m - 75m nearby.
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Re: [PMR446 MONTHLY NET] 8th day of the Month, 8pm, Channel

Postby owza » 08 May 2014, 16:49

Bump!! 8pm

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Re: [PMR446 MONTHLY NET] 8th day of the Month, 8pm, Channel

Postby WoollyMammoth » 06 Jun 2014, 17:23

I will give it a shot on Sunday, just need to find a high spot near me.

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Re: [PMR446 MONTHLY NET] 8th day of the Month, 8pm, Channel

Postby chaych » 06 Jun 2014, 17:26

I'll be listening whole day around the Somerset area. I always hear a couple of CT members around here on Sundays, though I've never been able to make contact. (They can't seem to hear me, only my "call alert" tone)
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Re: [PMR446 MONTHLY NET] 8th day of the Month, 8pm, Channel

Postby wildthing » 27 Jun 2014, 16:20

Hey all is this channel 8 with no CTCSS?

Do people stick to the standard spec or maybe make an innocent error with their set?

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Re: [PMR446 MONTHLY NET] 8th day of the Month, 8pm, Channel

Postby pmr446man » 27 Jun 2014, 18:31

wildthing wrote:Hey all is this channel 8 with no CTCSS?

Do people stick to the standard spec or maybe make an innocent error with their set?

Usually sub tone 8 too.
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Re: [PMR446 MONTHLY NET] 8th day of the Month, 8pm, Channel

Postby wildthing » 27 Jun 2014, 19:50

8 + CTCSS 8 then thanks for the info.

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Re: [PMR446 MONTHLY NET] 8th day of the Month, 8pm, Channel

Postby WoollyMammoth » 27 Jun 2014, 19:56

I will give it another shot next month, never managed to get a DX on PMR446. Only contacted the local lads on CH5

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Re: [PMR446 MONTHLY NET] 8th day of the Month, 8pm, Channel

Postby treganna » 08 Sep 2014, 18:36

Will tune in tonight in Cardiff..though not sure if this is still active (?)

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Re: [PMR446 MONTHLY NET] 8th day of the Month, 8pm, Channel

Postby scanhermit » 06 Oct 2014, 18:00

Anyone holding a net in the York area tonight? I got a strong signal on 6 from a chap talking about Sirio antennas while driving along the western ring road. Sadly this was on the 125xlt so I couldn't chip in. They moved to chan 5 then I lost the chap at Rufforth.

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Re: [PMR446 MONTHLY NET] 8th day of the Month, 8pm, Channel

Postby Excalibur » 06 Oct 2014, 19:28

scanhermit wrote:Anyone holding a net in the York area tonight? I got a strong signal on 6 from a chap talking about Sirio antennas while driving along the western ring road. Sadly this was on the 125xlt so I couldn't chip in. They moved to chan 5 then I lost the chap at Rufforth.



yes this was me. check the yorkshire/ look at this viewtopic.php?f=23&t=44642


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