Category - Amateur
This article will give you the suggested and recommended simplex frequencies that are set aside for simplex operation and should help you understand how to operate simplex on the upper ham bands. 0mhz is allocated to the amateur service and amateur satellite service with primary status. The power limit for full licensees is 400w (26dbw), intermediate licensees power limit is 50w (17dbw) and foundation licensees power limit is 10w (10dbw). Yes, you can operate simplex without a repeater on two-meters fm! And the audio usually sounds better than working through a machine. These simplex frequencies are handy to have programmed in your base, mobile and ht transceivers for rag chewing, working fm dx, and emergency communications. There is usually another group of fm simplex frequencies in the 147 mhz. Occupancy to occur only when available digital frequencies within the sub bands 144. Consult with your local digital coordination body regarding maximum erp, bandwidth and coverage area within this sub band. 2 meter, 440 simplex frequency band frequency band frequency 2 m simplex 146. Note simplex frequencies are shown with 15 khz spacing to help avoid interference. tom said it best since the 2m band plan varies from area to area, california uses an odd spacing (30khz?) and in large metro areas some simplex frequencies are used for repeaters with a -1mhz split. Just one thing to add, to save channels i programmed the national calling frequencies and active repeaters on 6m, 2m, 1. 25m and 70cm leaving the rest for the vfo, a quick slide is easier than. For new hams who are likely to get started in local vhfuhf operation, the national calling frequencies to be concerned with are 2m and 70cm fm simplex (non-repeater). 000mhz, respectively, and should be included in your radios scanned channels.