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Call Sign : 108-CT-259 Posts : 11 Times Thanked : 0 Join date : 2020-05-10 QTH or Location : Huntly Scotland Equipment Used : tti660, ft 950, uniden Age : 58
Subject: dxing pmr channel Sun May 10, 2020 8:22 am
Hi new to this but I have been using pmr ch8 to speak to the little group in my village. I have been hearing some skip coming through had a contact 40 miles away. question should I change the group channel as to not interfere with it. is ch 8 the calling channel ?
Call Sign : 108CT233 Posts : 195 Times Thanked : 14 Join date : 2019-12-01 QTH or Location : Central Scotland Equipment Used : CRT SS9900 Beofeng UV5R Yaesu FTDX1200 CRT Micron CRT FP00 Sattelite 2000 antenna ZS6BKW X30 co-linear
Subject: Re: dxing pmr channel Sun May 10, 2020 1:35 pm
Having recently returned to the airwaves I have discovered PMR, connecting with a group of local radio operators very much like yourself who were also using CH08 but decided to move it up to CH10 for the very same reasons you are discussing here. The C.B. etiquette was always to make your contact on the calling channel then vacate to another free frequency to carry on your extended contact freeing up the calling channel for other users to use, although I found as I travelled around the country on occasion, different areas had different calling channels. Once you have a group on the go it probably is a good idea to move it, members from the group I have joined tell me they chose CH10 as it is out of the 01-08 channel range to avoid children playing with walkie-talkies on the same frequencies locally.