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What is a cross-band repeater?

What is a cross-band repeater?

Crossband Repeating is a process where a Ham transmits one signal on one band (typically UHF), and it is received by another radio with a better antenna/power installation, and re-transmitted (typically on VHF) to another radio system, or a repeater.

What is radio cross banding?

Crossband (cross-band, cross band) operation is a method of telecommunication in which a radio station receives signals on one frequency and simultaneously transmits on another for the purpose of full duplex communication or signal relay.

Why do I need a crossband repeater on my Radio?

It a want or a need depending on how you look at it. Good luck. Crossband repeat is a handy way ( pun intended ) to get more range out of the radios you own without carrying around a big battery, mobile radio, and antenna.

Can a simplex antenna use two cross band repeaters?

Cross-band repeat only works with a two simplex frequencies (one UHF & one VHF) or a UHF simplex and a VHF repeater pair frequency. Never try to cross band two repeaters. The squelch tail and hang time on the repeaters will cause an endless loop in the cross band, locking up both repeaters until you disconnect the power on your transceiver.

Which is the sub band for one way repeater?

446.15 MHz should be set up as the Sub-band. To bring up the radio in the one-way repeater mode, press and hold RPT and CNTRL simultaneously while powering up the radio. HT Configuration: Set 446.15 MHz as the main band. Set 146.940 MHz as the Sub-band.

How to set up a crossband repeater in VFO mode?

The following procedure is based on the Yaesu FT-8100: Power on to set up. VFO or MR mode Set the VHF frequency to the net 2-meter simplex frequency. Set the PL tone to 103.5, if being used by the CCAR net. Set the UHF frequency to 446.15 MHz. Set the PL tone to 103.5, if being used by the CCAR net. Main or Sub-band designation is not required.