NET UHF Simplex Frequencies
Amateur Radio operators on NET teams may want to use a frequency in the 70-cm band to communicate within their neighborhood or between neighborhoods. While there are more simplex frequencies available in the 70-cm UHF band than the 2-meter VHF band but there is still some risk that NET teams will conflict with each other. To provide guidance on which frequency a team might choose we have developed the following table. To find the recommended frequency for your team start with the FRS/GMRS channel number used by your team and look down the table to find the row with the same number. For example, licensed hams on a team thats uses FRS/GMRS channel 4 would use Amateur Radio frequency 431.450 MHz, while those on team using FRS/GMRS channel 7 would use 431.525 MHz, For convenience these frequencies can be found in the main Multnomah County ARES template starting at memory location 402 and in the smaller “HT” template starting in memory location 102.
Note: The frequencies below are not FRS or GMRS frequencies. Those can be find on this Wikipedia page. The frequencies below are in the Amateur Radio 70 cm band, which is quite separate from the frequencies allocated by the FCC for use by the FRS and GMRS radios. Team members with or without Amateur Radio licenses can use FRS or GMRS frequencies while Amateur radio frequencies can only be used by licensed Amateur Radio operators. (Using a GMRS radio requires a GMRS license but that license does not require an exam.)
This page was last updated on May 26, 2022 by Bruce, AA7PB.