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Can I get a 173 license?

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Can I get a 173 license?

Postby KG4LHQ » Sun Jan 20, 2013 7:43 pm

So if you guys remember a while back about the issues with the vehicle repeaters, now I am starting to work on the officers cars and their worse then the fire. They are using 1601 filters that require 5 mhz seperation and their tuned to 158.805 rendering most of the public safety useless. I have suggested they get another license up for 173 mhz area so that their far enough away so they can talk to whomever and it not be affected.

Any idea if they can get a 173 frequency and if so what the cost is to get it?

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Re: Can I get a 173 license?

Postby abbylind » Mon Jan 21, 2013 8:39 am

IIRC The 173-MHz channels are shared with newspapers and news cooperatives such as The Associated Press. They are also used by the motion picture industry as a secondary basis

Dont think that would work well for coppers
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Re: Can I get a 173 license?

Postby KG4LHQ » Mon Jan 21, 2013 8:46 am

They need to get one as high as they can as the neighboring agencies transmit into the repeater is 159 mhz... Any suggestions?

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Re: Can I get a 173 license?

Postby abbylind » Mon Jan 21, 2013 8:50 am

Talk with your state public safety frequency coordinator. He/she would be able to tell you what is available in your area
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Re: Can I get a 173 license?

Postby llu727 » Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:25 am

You may want to look at going the other way if possible, 150 - 151 area.
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Re: Can I get a 173 license?

Postby KG4LHQ » Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:29 am

Wont work either as the input of the main repeater is 153.755. Both surrounding counties needed their input is around 159.070/158.945

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Re: Can I get a 173 license?

Postby TreyH » Mon Jan 21, 2013 6:14 pm

I was able to get a 173 for vehicle repeater use. You have to pay attention to the freq ranges for some of the portable antennas and many of the 1/4 waves on public safety vehicles don't cover that range so you may have to change a few out.

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Re: Can I get a 173 license?

Postby KG4LHQ » Mon Jan 21, 2013 6:21 pm

Thanks Tray. Standard 1/4 wave NMO should work just have to trim it down. How much was the license?

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Re: Can I get a 173 license?

Postby TreyH » Mon Jan 21, 2013 6:27 pm

Can't remember exactly but a simplex low watt will probably run around $350.00 ??
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Re: Can I get a 173 license?

Postby KG4LHQ » Mon Jan 21, 2013 6:37 pm

Thank you! Sounds perfect!

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Re: Can I get a 173 license?

Postby SlimBob » Wed Jan 30, 2013 12:37 pm

That or switch bands.
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Re: Can I get a 173 license?

Postby escomm » Wed Jan 30, 2013 1:35 pm

You should be able to license it on an itinerant basis, you can file it yourself on ULS, filing fees should be about $210.


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