Technicians Can Talk on HF?

10M Band PlanYou bet!  Technician Class hams can talk around the world on 10 meters, 28.300 MHz to 28.500 MHz using single side band (SSB) phone signals and a maximum power of 200 watts.  That little 200 MHz slice is as much bandwidth as Extras have on the 20M band. (See illustration–yellow bar).

Also, Techs can run practically all digital modes, including RTTY and PSK31, between 28.000 MHz and 28.300 MHz.  Tune in around 28.070 MHz and you will hear a lot of digital sounds.

So, get yourself a good used (or new) 10 meter radio, and then build a 10 meter dipole and talk to places like Europe, Russia, South America, Canada and Australia.  You will be pleasantly surprised just how easy it is and–when conditions are right–just how clear it is!  Recently, I’ve been running 90 watts and talking to hams in Cuba, Japan and Italy with 5-9 signal reports.  You can quickly build a 10 meter dipole, eight feet, four inches on each side;  you can put it practically anywhere, even in your attic or on an apartment balcony.

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DMR Repeater Donation

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Donations are now being accepted via PayPal for purchase and installation of our new Motorola SLR 5700 DMR Repeater.

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Main Repeaters

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443.200 (114.8) – LIttle Rock
145.490 (114.8) – Little Rock
444.700 (114.8) – North Little Rock
443.600 (no tone) – Future DMR Frequency
147.120 (131.8) – Haskell
444.675 (114.8) – Arkadelphia NEW
443.500 (136.5) – Malvern NEW
145.330 (114.8) – Morrilton
146.685 (141.3) – Dardanelle (Russellville)
146.745 (107.2) – Bradford
146.640 (131.8) – Benton OFFLINE

Stand Alone
146.775 (162.2) – Little Rock, Shinall
444.850 (114.8) – Little Rock, Downtown
443.000 (100.0) – Little Rock,
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