Larry, Well first MEMA only wants us to use these freqs for coordination during emergencies.. it is their LCOM.. we did use this freq during the recent event to communicate with their staff watch officer as they are highly mobile. We are however authorized to use this freq as an LCOM between ourselves during events. Regarding the PL freqs, YOU ARE INDEED CORRECT. I just didnt include them when I copied the list for some reason.. so I will fix that. Also regarding the weather.. the HT1000 portables that belong to MARS .. six in all plus my two and the one that belong to AAR3DL all have the weather freq transmit inhibited. I use this quiete often in fact. If push comes to shove we can change it later, we have the ability to reprogram it any time we wish. Finally regarding RACES. MARS does not communicate directly with them and other than monitoring their nets (which we can do with their radios becasue they are co-located) I see little reason to have their frequencies. I would point out however that RACES is not bound by any specific frequency these days (I believe this is the case) as they even use 900MHz. --- On Sat, 1/24/09, Lawrence Solarczyk <wx3f@xxxxxxxx> wrote: From: Lawrence Solarczyk <wx3f@xxxxxxxx> Subject: [mdmars_members] Re: VHF PORTABLE FREQS... & MEMA only freqs To: mdmars_members@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Date: Saturday, January 24, 2009, 6:14 PM DE AAM3EMD Before everyone gets excited about these frequencies, I would question the reason why MEMA wants us to have these frequencies? Also, there are caveats to the list: 1. Why have the Frederick 146.730 repeater - that is not the RACES repeater. Besides, a PL tone of 141.3 Hz is needed to access that repeater. 2. Baltimore repeater 146.670 needs PL 107.2 Hz 3. Why Tysons Corner repeater 146.910? I will pay good money to one who has an HT with a rubber duck antenna that can hit that repeater from MEMA. 4. 162.400 Weather - DO NOT PUT THAT IN YOUR TRANSMIT !!!! YOU ARE NOT PERMITTED - NO WAY SHAPE OR HOW TO TRANSMIT ON THAT FREQUENCY!!! Besides, what is the purpose to have the weather channel in an HT. Weather information may be obtained from various other sources. Also, most Hand Held radios manufactured for the Amateur radio service have very poor reception of the Weather frequencies. 73, Larry AAR3EH/AAM3EMD -- J Sears <aat3ok@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: All, Here are the frequencies in the MARS portables. For those on the MEMA deployment teams.. please take note of channels 10 & 11. These are MEMA LCOM freqs and we have been asked to put them in our radios so that we have comms with them WHILE AT MEMA. Pleae note that they are NOT to be use outside the MEMA complex. Dont forget the PL freq. Jim AAA3MD Chan TX RX Use PL OFFSET 1 146.520 146.520 Simplex 0.000 2 146.580 146.580 Simplex 0.000 3 144.810 145.410 Westminster -0.600 4 146.160 146.760 Jessup -0.600 5 146.130 146.730 Fredrick -0.600 6 146.070 146.670 W.Baltimore -0.600 7 146.205 146.805 Millersville -0.600 8 146.310 146.910 Tyson -0.600 9 162.400 162.400 Weather 0.000 10 143.040 143.040 MEMA Pri 114.8 0.000 11 141.060 141.060 MEMA Sec 110.9 0.000 12 148.975 148.400 Navy 0.575 13 148.350 148.350 Cascade Rev 156.7 0.000 14 148.050 143.450 Ft Meade 156.7 4.600 15 148.350 143.975 Cascade 156.7 4.375 16 148.025 143.975 DCEOC 127.3 4.050 ____________________________________________________________ Click here for great quotes from top international movers!