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Hudson Valley Signal Monitors: You are 5 and 9!

When I go for a much more serious hike, I give a call out on a variety of calling frequencies to see if anyone is listening and guess what?

There almost ALWAYS is!

Elevation is great for line of sight (LOS). Pretty sure most of us know that by now on VHF and above.

On a much less serious excursion....

Did a quick test tonight while out with the Mrs. this evening while taking a stroll up Burger Hill and brought an "Acceptable/Wife Approved Radio" with me and did a quick test.

1/2 Watt (.5W) worked fine to get into the OMARC 805 repeater and to also be heard via simplex back at the home QTH. I was not surprised but figured I would share a quick map visual and recording (attached below).

Would anyone be interested in having a few "internet" dedicated receivers to monitor certain frequencies that can be accessible to "check your signal" or general band conditions?

A few exist in the area currently on a bunch of different frequencies. One is in Rockland County parked on 3.860 and accessible via Echolink as example.

Survey below to get an accurate survey for your interests.

Hudson Valley Signal Monitors
  1. What FM mode frequency & band would you MOST want to see an internet signal monitor on?2 votes
    1. 70cm (446.000 FM National Calling Frequency)
        0.00%
    2. 1.25m (223.500 FM National Calling Frequency)
        0.00%
    3. 2m (146.520 FM National Calling Frequency)
      100.00%
    4. 6m (52.525 FM National Calling Frequency)
        0.00%
    5. 10m (29.600 FM National Calling Frequency)
        0.00%
  2. What SSB mode frequency & band would you MOST want to see an internet signal monitor on?2 votes
    1. 2m (144.200 SSB National Calling Frequency)
        0.00%
    2. 6m (50.125 SSB National Calling Frequency)
        0.00%
    3. 10m (28.385 SSB QRP National Calling Frequency)
        0.00%
    4. 12m (21.385 SSB QRP National Calling Frequency)
        0.00%
    5. 17m (18.1575 SSB HFpack Calling Frequency)
      50.00%
    6. 20m (14.285 SSB QRP National Calling Frequency)
        0.00%
    7. 40m (7.285 SSB QRP National Calling Frequency)
      50.00%
    8. 60m (5.3715 SSB QRP National Calling Frequency)
        0.00%
    9. 80m (3.985 SSB QRP National Calling Frequency)
        0.00%
  3. What bands would you want to tune across in any mode MOST often?2 votes
    1. 6m/2m (Optimized for FM Signals)
        0.00%
    2. 2m/70cm (Optimized for FM Signals)
      50.00%
    3. 2m/70cm (Optimized for SSB Signals)
      50.00%
    4. 6m/10m (Optimized for FM signals NOT SSB)
        0.00%
    5. 12m, 15m and 17m (Optimized for SSB/CW signals)
        0.00%
    6. 60m and its 5 existing channel allocations
        0.00%
    7. I only care about 20m and 40m.
        0.00%
    8. Some other combination. See my comment below.
        0.00%

Comments

  • Yes, we have talked about this before. It would be nice to have mostly VHF stuff. I am interested in studying vhf propagation a little more.

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