AMATEUR RADIO "CHEAT SHEET"

COMMON HAM RADIO REPEATER CHANNEL SPACINGS & OFFSETS
Band Output Frequencies
of Each Group (In MHz)
Offset from Output
to Input Frequency
6 meters 51.620 – 51.980
52.500 – 52.980
53.500 – 53.980
– 500 kHz
2 meters (a mix of 20 kHz and 15 kHz channel spacing) 145.200 – 145.500
146.610 – 146.970
147.000 – 147.390
– 600 kHz
– 600 kHz
+ 600 kHz
222 MHz or 1-1/4 meters 223.850 – 224.980 – 1.600 MHz
440 MHz or 70 cm (local options determine whether inputs are
above or below outputs)
442.00 – 445.000 – (California repeaters start at 440 MHz)
447.000 – 450.000
+ 5 MHz
– 5 MHz
1296 MHz or 23 cm 1282 – 1288
1290 – 1294
– 12 MHz


RECOMMENDED AMATEUR RADIO GO KIT
Would you be ready if a call came from your local emergency communications (emcomm) group to provide some ham radio expertise for a day or so? Items in the following list are the basics of what should be in any radio go kit. Now is a good time to check your supplies and be prepared! Don't forget to put together a personal go kit, too.
  • Dual-band (VHF/UHF) hand held radio and mini manual
  • Full-size flexible whip antenna
  • Copy of your Federal Communications Commission (FCC) license and any emcomm IDs
  • Mag-mount antenna with necessary adapters for connecting to various connectors
  • Extra battery packs and charger
  • AA-cell battery pack if available and fresh batteries
  • AC power supply and cigarette-plug cord with spare fuses
  • Headset with microphone (preferred) or speaker-mic
  • Copy of your local emcomm frequencies, phone numbers, and procedures
  • Pocket knife and/or multipurpose tool
  • Flashlight or headlamp and spare batteries
  • Pencil and notebook, clipboard, and permanent marker
  • Duct tape, electrical tape, and a few small cable ties
  • Cash for food, gas, and telephone calls (about $20 in small bills and change)


Phonetic Alphabet & Morse Code