[aprssig] APRS on UHF?

Ben Jackson bbj at innismir.net
Wed Nov 26 11:53:21 EST 2008

On 11/26/2008, "Patrick" <winston at winston1.net> wrote:

>A question came to mind today to a couple of us on the way to work...  Why hasn't aprs
>standardized on UHF?  Being on the uhf bands would resolve many of the issues for mobile
>installations (ie de-sense to other 2m radios, car stereos, etc)...  True the coverage
>wouldn't be quite as long distanced, but the uhf bands seem to be a lot less used, and
>commercial uhf hardware is available cheaply and in abundance which could be easily
>modified for this sort of use...

There's a lot of existing infrastructure for 2M, so think we'd
experience a"lockwasher effect" if anyone ever tried to make an effort
to move to another band. Would it make more sense to have standard APRS
frequencies for 1.25M, 70cm, and 23cm?


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