Re: HAM Signal in BWCA
Paul H. Brown (phbrown@CAPACCESS.ORG)
Sat, 15 Jun 1996 07:41:11 -0400
On Thu, 13 Jun 1996, Turba, Thomas N RV wrote:
> >Will 2 meter handheld HAM units work in all parts of the Boundary Water
> >Canoe Area?
> I rather doubt it. Northern Tier uses a base station and handheld two-way
> radios for communication with their crews. I was told that the crew leader
> often has to climb to a high point to establish communication. I am not
> sure what band they are on (the person I talked to didn't know), but I
> expect you would have the same problem with a 2-meter unit. I also doubt
> that there are many repeaters in the area; although, there may be one in
> Ely, but I don't know of any near the Gun Flint Trail. I'm having a friend
My repeater book shows a 2 m repeater in Ely. Also, a couple in Grand
Marais. Due to the general flatness of the terrain, I wouldn't expect
the coverage to be particularly wide. Not like the mountainous west with
repeaters on the mountain tops.
Paul H. Brown, UC, GW District, National Capital Area Council, BSA
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