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70cm simplex freq

KD2GOE

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I am programing my Kenwood TK-840 and would like to know what bracket of freq from what to what would be right for simplex only operation. I don't want to interfere with other operations like satellite and or repeaters..
And don't want to make it to over complicated and input more freq then I need to.
I am on "http://www.arrl.org/band-plan" and there is no defined simplex bracket of freq like there is on 2 meters


432.10 to 432.30 / 432.40 to 433.00 in 25 kHz steps? I also see 446.000 to 446.875
 
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KD2GOE

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ok I am asking because me and my friend want to talk simplex... and I just don't want to get any one mad..

I programed my radio from 445.125 to 446.875 in 25kHz steps
 

KD2GOE

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Ok thanks.. I may try to talk him in to getting an all mode 2 meter radio, there is more defined boundries on 2 meters..
 

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There's no need to buy more radios and change bands just so someone can tell you what frequency to be on.
The beauty of 70cm is that it's a rather large band with fewer users, that is, less crowded than 2m. My wife and I use 70cm simplex a lot. I also use it as a link to my cross-band repeater mobile radio.
There certainly are some band plans around for 70cm. Basically just stay away from satellite and repeater sub bands and you'll be fine.
Band plans are guides to help operators get along. They aren't FCC rules, with a few exceptions. You can operate FM simplex anywhere you want as long as it's not prohibited and that isn't much.
 

Captain Kilowatt

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any repeater-output frequency is OK
for simplex, don't use PL


Yeah.....OK. No interference there to users of the repeater is there? :whistle:
Why not use a regular simplex frequency as 70cm has scads of them available between 445 and 447 MHz. among other frequencies.

ARRL 70cm band plan



70 Centimeters (420-450 MHz)

420.00-426.00 ATV repeater or simplex with 421.25 MHz video carrier control links and experimental 426.00-432.00 ATV simplex with 427.250-MHz video carrier frequency 432.00-432.07 EME (Earth-Moon-Earth) 432.07-432.10 Weak-signal CW 432.10 70-cm calling frequency 432.10-432.30 Mixed-mode and weak-signal work 432.30-432.40 Propagation beacons 432.40-433.00 Mixed-mode and weak-signal work 433.00-435.00 Auxiliary/repeater links 435.00-438.00 Satellite only (internationally) 438.00-444.00 ATV repeater input with 439.250-MHz video carrier frequency and repeater links 442.00-445.00 Repeater inputs and outputs (local option) 445.00-447.00 Shared by auxiliary and control links, repeaters and simplex (local option) 446.00 National simplex frequency 447.00-450.00 Repeater inputs and outputs (local option)
 

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