Asked by: Constancio Herwick
asked in category: General Last Updated: 9th January, 2020

How do you listen to ham repeaters?

To listen to repeater contacts, follow thesesteps:
  1. Use a repeater directory or website to find arepeater in your area.
  2. Determine the repeater's input and outputfrequencies.
  3. Set up your radio to listen on therepeater's output frequency.
  4. Tune your radio as you do for FM signals.

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Likewise, what is the purpose of a ham radio repeater?

An amateur radio repeater is an electronic devicethat receives a weak or low-level amateur radio signal andretransmits it at a higher level or higher power, so that thesignal can cover longer distances without degradation.

One may also ask, what is the offset for 440 repeaters? Repeater outputs will always be between440 and 445 MHz and always a plus offset (your radiotransmits 445 to 449.975) The UHF offset is 5 MHz. Yourerror here is that you're using 5 kilohertz which is 0.005megahertz. Add 5.0 to the output frequency to get your radiostransmit frequency.

Also to know, what is a repeater input frequency?

The Input Frequency refers to thefrequency that mobiles and portables transmit on to access aRepeater. The Repeater then rebroadcasts everythingon the input frequency to all radios listening on the Outputfrequency (which is the one in the Frequency columnin the RR Database).

Why would you need to use a repeater?

The function of a repeater is to providecommunications between stations that can't otherwise communicatebecause of terrain, equipment limitations or both. It follows thatstations able to communicate without a repeater should notuse one. That way, the repeater is available forstations that need it.

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