Operating on UHF and VHF
Since our hand held portables are battery operated and are relative short range equipment not many of us carry our radio with us all the time. If we are getting together for some purpose we agree to monitor a specific channel then the group can talk to each other as necessary. The international calling frequency is 146.520 MHz simplex and some might monitor this frequency. The protocol is to move off this channel after making an initial contact to leave the calling channel clear for someone else. I think most of use when we have our radio on will be monitoring one of the local repeaters such as VE7RFR, VE7RPQ, VE7SYD or VE7PQA or maybe scanning all four.
73s de Len Hooper VE7XLH
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