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VHF/UHF Frequencies

Due to many repeaters being down during the 1998 ice storm, many ARES groups were forced to operate simplex. Many were operating on the output frequency of their local repeater, some were operating on 146.520 and others were operating on other simplex frequencies. There was no standard set of simplex frequencies in this area for ARES operations. Due to the lack of coordinated frequencies, many ARES groups found that they were interfering with ARES groups in nearby counties on the same frequency. This only adds more confusion and stress to an already confusing and stressful event. The following frequency assignments will help to solve this problem in Loyalist ARES District. 

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