The 33cm band, or 900MHz, has become a bit more popular lately. I’ve been hearing some other operators around the DFW metroplex talk about running a 900MHz radio, either in the shack or in the truck, and that more and more hams are starting to join-in with the fun. Well, count me in!
One of my on-air friends informed me of a source he had for purchasing 900MHz radios at a really low price. Brand new radios, I believe. I have reached out to this source and am awaiting a reply, but I could shortly find myself owning some Motorola GTX mobile units and possibly a Spectra HT.I actually already have a Motorola GTX HT, courtesy of K5DPP, that I have used just a bit. He gave me the radio and battery, but didn’t have any extra chargers, so I had to order one online. I haven’t received it yet, so I am not using the HT very often, trying to conserve the battery.
If things go correctly, I will soon have a new mobile radio in the shack and the truck for 900MHz.
Here is a list of repeaters within a 50 mile radius of Grapevine. I think this list might be outdated, though. I’ll do some digging to make sure I find all the local repeaters: