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National GMRS Net – Session 4

Session 4 of the National GMRS Net was a big hit. A special welcome to the group in North Carolina, who joined us for the first time. We set a new record with a total of 37 check-ins!

Footage of the net is available on our YouTube channel, and is live-streamed during the net as well:

The evening’s topic of the net was suggested by Darren, WRCU527: Antennas! What are you using, and how do you like it? Responses are noted in the log of attendees below.


Call SignNameLocationComments & Topic Responses
WRFF557DanBaraboo, WINo comments
WQQK383KevinStatesville, NCNo comments
WQVG601MikeGary, INSchereville 650, Motorola CDM 450 Radio, Comet G9
WRAB672SteveKenosha, ILYaesu 5-el beam
WRCZ886BillRoundlake, ILTram 1450 w/ Motorola
WREM499AllenMorris, ILThanks for net, lots of info
WRDZ312JohnWinston, NCTYT TH9000
WQEJ577RichTrenton, NJDB404 Antenna for repeater and DB415.
WRFB876BrianWalburt, NCBaofeng 50-watt mobile
WRFC917KevinKernersville, NCMidland MXT275
WQYH340ErnestEvansville, NCDB-15 Tri-Band 40 miles out
WRCQ469BrandonHavelock, NC No comments
WQGT303BradLouisville, NC1/4 Wave at home
WRAW234ChrisBeaufort, NC No comments
WRDQ608WilliamBeaufort, NCComet DB-1 Dual Band at 15′
WQEN357ScottJacksonville, NCTelewave ANT-450 combined with 4 transmitters with multicoupler. Fancy! Telewave for repeater as well.
WQYW692KevinMartinsville, INUT72 Nagoya folded inside house, looking for a better setup
WRCQ487JayHobart, INGMRS 5/8 wave mobile with GP kit from eBay 2-waydirect $47-48, type-N connector
WRAX542BuddyGreencastle, INYagi on TV rotor at 70′. DB420 for repeater at 130′
WQZW575DavidWaukegan, ILTram $22 w/ GP kit
WRDW795BrentNaperville, ILNo Comments.
WRDU235RobMontgomery, ILKenwood NX800 on Tram antenna for $22. DB408 antenna to a Kenwood TKR850
WQWL621KenWonder Lake, ILRecommend a tuned antenan for the band. Tram makes a GMRS tuned Al ground plan antenna.
WQGT456JeffFriendship, WINo Comments
WQNM292ScottWaukesha, WITuned J-pole 440-450, Fiberglass Browning, Yagi Cushcraft – like the J-pole for size
WQVA593CoreyRacine, WIDB404 in attic w/ Motorola
WQJV506PaulMilwaukee, WIIndoor mobile, will be putting up GMRS exterior antenna
WREN713RodneyOconomowoc, WIDB404B
WRCC714BruceAlbuquerque, AZUHF/VHF Tram??
WRCX237KevinMoriarti, NMMidland 6dBi Antenna w/ GP kit
WREE380BrettRio Rancho, NMHarvest fiberglass antenna
WQJI810RussellTijeras, NMThanks for net, some sort of fiberglass antenna.
WRCC710MontyAlbuquerque, NMBrowning fiberglass antenna w/ GP, 410-490Mhz
WRDF831JamesPlacitas, NM5 El Yagi, QYT Radio 9.5dBi 20W
WREM305MarkAlbuquerque, AZMidland MX-something, 6db w/ GP kit
WRCU527DarrenTucson, AZ70cm/2m J-Pole
WQVS960DavidTucson, AZRubber ducky into adajacent repeater antenna, homebrew quarter wave GP