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Old 08-25-2016, 08:32 AM   #11
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I also monitor 146.52. I don't have a sign on my back window, but I'm planning on doing it, both on my RV and my pickup. One thing I do when traveling is to transmit my call sign and "listening" every few miles and around towns of any size. I do get a response occasionally which is nice.

My radio is an ICOM ID51A+ so I don't have a lot of FM range. An external antenna on my truck is in the planning stages.

My HT is a DStar model and I have a portable DStar hotspot that I travel with also using my smartphone and Verizon as an internet connection. I always monitor Ref030C when traveling and also when at a camp site. Lots of activity on DStar so there is always someone to talk to or listen to and from most anywhere in the world too.
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Old 08-25-2016, 08:37 AM   #12
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You mean it's actually possible to figure out that D-Star stuff?
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Old 08-25-2016, 12:51 PM   #13
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I just became aware of a ham radio group in the "Family Motor Coach Assoc".
http://www.fmcaarc.com/
They monitor 146.55 simplex on the road and at rallys according to the information.
I see there is a member right down in your area Carl, AE4KJ.
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You mean it's actually possible to figure out that D-Star stuff?
Yep and it works anywhere I have a good Verizon data signal or a DStar repeater if I'm in an area with one as I am right now.
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Old 08-26-2016, 11:52 AM   #15
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I run multiple radios
146.52.. Always have a radio on 146.52
Scanner... It may just be doing the band (2mtrs or 70cm depending on how I feel, or both)
or it may be scanning specific frequencies

Two CB's 19 and 13 (good sam's channel)

But 146.52 is the primary that I monitor on road.
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Old 02-28-2018, 10:00 PM   #16
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I usually monitor 146.52.
I have a decal on the back window of my truck "146.52 I'm Listening" and another "WA3UOE Amateur Radio"
I very seldom hear anything.
Like wise but have found if you just give a ramdom call on 52 you can generally reply. A lot of people montior 52
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