Matt Callahan Radio Homepage
Welcome to my radio homepage. In addition to computers and programming, my other nerdy hobby is radio. I am a licensed amateur radio operator (KI7SJQ) and a licesnsed GMRS radio opearator (WRAA720). When I was 16, I bought my first scanner from Radio Shack, a Pro-71, and I've been listening ever since.
But why radio?! We have cell phones in 2017, right? We do have cell phones, but they don't work everywhere in Arizona. Radio is most useful to me when I'm camping and exploring the Arizona back country, miles away from cell phone service. I monitor state and US Forest Service radio communications during wildfire season, and I rely on VHF and UHF two-way radios for off-road mobile communications.
WRAA720 UHF Band Plan
This is my personal band plan for UHF two way radio, used primarily for outdoor recreational activities - 4x4 exploration, camping, fishing, etc. This plan allows for compatability with bubble-pack FRS radios and unlicensed users for short range communications, as well as full power operation on GMRS channels for use with family and other licensed GMRS stations.
|1||Ch 1 Simplex||462.5625 MHz||N||Low||FRS 1/Nat'l Simplex|
|2||Ch 2 Simplex||462.5875 MHz||N||Low||FRS 2|
|3||Ch 3 Simplex||462.6125 MHz||N||Low||FRS 3|
|4||Ch 4 Simplex||462.6375 MHz||N||Low||FRS 4|
|5||Ch 5 Simplex||462.6675 MHz||N||Low||FRS 5|
|6||Ch 6 Simplex||462.6875 MHz||N||Low||FRS 6|
|7||Ch 7 Simplex||462.7125 MHz||N||Low||FRS 7|
|8||Ch 8 Simplex||462.5500 MHz||141.3 Hz||N||High||GMRS 15/PHX 550 T|
|8||Ch 9 Simplex||462.5750 MHz||141.3 Hz||N||High||GMRS 16|
|10||Ch 10 Simplex||462.6000 MHz||71.9 Hz||N||High||GMRS 17|
|11||Ch 11 Simplex||462.6250 MHz||D072N||N||High||GMRS 18|
|12||Ch 12 Simplex||462.6500 MHz||141.3 Hz||N||High||GMRS 19/Nat'l Simplex|
|13||Ch 13 Simplex||462.6750 MHz||141.3 Hz||N||High||GMRS 20|
|14||Ch 14 Simplex||462.7000 MHz||D423N||N||High||GMRS 21/Camping Alpha|
|15||Ch 15 Simplex||462.7250 MHz||199.5 Hz||N||High||GMRS 22/Camping Bravo|
|16||Ch 16 Simplex||462.5750 MHz||141.3 Hz||N||High||GMRS 16/4x4 Off-Road Channel|