By Bob Witte, KØNR
This guide is intended to assist new amateur radio operators in figuring out what VHF FM and repeater operation is all about. (When I say “VHF”, I really mean VHF and UHF, most any frequency above 50 MHz.) This is written based on my own personal biases and experience operating in the Midwestern and Western states of the US. Some references are specific to my state of Colorado. You may find that certain operating practices are different in your area. I encourage all new hams to do a lot of listening when they first get their equipment. Try and figure out what the standard operating norms are in your location. And make sure to try to emulate the best quality operating practices and avoid the poor practices that are often found on the ham bands. (Note that “old timers” are often just as guilty or more guilty of sloppy operating.)…..
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