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I just found out about SARnet - http://sarnetfl.com/home

The Statewide Amateur Radio Network (SARnet) is a network of linked UHF voice repeaters that serves the State of Florida. The repeaters are operated by their local trustees and the network that connects them together does not interfere with the local use of the repeaters. These UHF repeaters were specifically chosen in part because the voice traffic on them is light. This helps ensure that long conversations and rag-chews are rare on SARnet since any SARnet traffic brings up ALL of the repeaters on the network.

The key to what makes SARnet work so well is that this network uses dedicated bandwidth that is separate from the internet. Statewide connectivity is achieved without the use of any commercial telecommunications services. SARnet does not use the internet, cellular telephones, or land lines.

http://sarnetfl.com/yahoo_site_admin...on.4745252.pdf (Presentation given at HAMCATION 2015)
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I use sarnet from time to time. I am surprised that there is not much traffic. A ccouple of weeks ago i jumped on the net with my HT with the little rubber ducky. Kind of cool to talk to a guy in Jacksonville and a guy in cocoa beach with 4 watts, while out in the woods, with a $30 Baofeng radio.
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Thank you great resource. I carry the Yaseau VX 8R most of the time with me. This reminds me I should have 440 in the vehicles also. Good backup.

I have a friend with one of the Baofeng where we tested it in a wilderness area. I was amazed for $30!
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Good info... bumping
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How is the system operating? Are the repeater listings on the website up to date? I have a radio to program with all the repeaters and don't want to waste any time.

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