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North America Adventure Frequency: 146.58 MHz Recently, on the nasota group, there was a discussion about designating an alternative 2m FM frequency for Summits On The Air (SOTA) use (instead of 146.52 MHz). The main driver for this is that 146.52 MHz can get busy with other radio traffic and/or a busy SOTA activation can tie up the calling frequency for a long time. Rex KE6MT (SOTA W6 Association Manager) kicked it off with: I have previously written about the challenges of using...
 
Common DMR Radio Terminology DMR is a digital mode many new ham radio operators are experimenting with. It has been around for some time but some of the key concepts of the mode comes with loads of confusion. Gone are the days where you can just simply tune to a radio frequency, choose a mode like AM of FM and be ready to rock. Code Plugs Talk Groups Color Codes Zones Time Slots Even some of the most veteran of radio operators have trouble understanding the concepts behind these...
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