ham radio in Death Valley

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Posted by ron ross on February 19, 2002 at 22:15:46:

I couple of months ago, there was a discussion on the use of CB radio for communication in the Death Valley area. Some people commented that they often use 2 meter ham radio for communication.

Does any know of a 2 meter (or 440) repeater that gives any coverage in Death Valley? In some places I have heard Mt. Potsi (146.88) or Table Mt.(Wrightwood 145.28), but coverage is very spotty and unreliable. I have tried to hit the repeaters on Slver Peak (Bishop), but I have never accessed them. At Texas Springs, I have heard CDF come in loud and clear on their repeater on Sliver Peak, but never anything on the ham frequencies.

Any suggestions? For the time being, I keep my radio on the national simplex (146.52) and I do occasionaly run across someone.

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