Texas 2-Meter Band Plan

How 2-meter radio is organized (Texas plan).

© 2003-2011 by Harold Melton, KV5R. All Rights Reserved. Rev.06/11/05

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Simplex 144.000 to 144.600 145.510 to 146.005 147.400 to 147.600
Freqs. 144.910 to 145.205 146.380 to 146.605 146.520 = calling
Duplex: Input - Output Input - Output Output - Input
146.490C 144.55 - 144.15 146.020 - 146.620 147.000 + 147.600
146.520 144.57 - 144.17 146.040 - 146.640 147.020 + 147.620
146.535 144.59 - 144.19 146.060 - 146.660 147.040 + 147.640
146.550C 144.61 - 145.21 146.080 - 146.680 147.060 + 147.660
146.565 144.63 - 145.23 146.100 - 146.700 147.080 + 147.680
146.580C 144.65 - 145.25 146.120 - 146.720 147.100 + 147.700
146.595 144.67 - 145.27 146.140 - 146.740 147.120 + 147.720
147.420C 144.69 - 145.29 146.160 - 146.760 147.140 + 147.740
147.435 144.71 - 145.31 146.180 - 146.780 147.160 + 147.760
147.450C 144.73 - 145.33 146.200 - 146.800 147.180 + 147.780
147.465 144.75 - 145.35 146.220 - 146.820 147.200 + 147.800
147.480C 144.77 - 145.37 146.240 - 146.840 147.220 + 147.820
147.495 144.79 - 145.39 146.260 - 146.860 147.240 + 147.840
147.510C 144.81 - 145.41 146.280 - 146.880 147.260 + 147.860
147.525 144.83 - 145.43 146.300 - 146.900 147.280 + 147.880
147.540C 144.85 - 145.45 146.320 - 146.920 147.300 + 147.900
147.555 144.87 - 145.47 146.340 - 146.940 147.320 + 147.920
147.570C 144.89 - 145.49 146.360 - 146.960 147.340 + 147.940
147.585       146.380 - 146.980 147.360 + 147.960
              147.380 + 147.980
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4 thoughts on “Texas 2-Meter Band Plan
  1. Are the simple. Freq, in 20khz or 15khz steps?
    I want to setup my own PORTABLE repeater, main for operation in and around the state, national parks in Texas where there seems to be no repeater access in most areas. My repeater use would be for my personal use, family and friends and group members during the visits to the park.
    So i am also trying to figure out good frequencies to use for the repeater without causing interfernce with anyone.

    Thanks

    • Why not just use simplex? The only advantage of a repeater is greater range between handie-talkies, provided the repeater is set op on a high central location, and/or, with a tower, which is not portable, unless you’re thinking about a big flat-bed trailer with a crank-up tower. Lotsa money! Also, a 2-meter repeater requires a large & heavy duplexer, also lotsa money. And a controller. And a generator.

      As for frequencies, 2-meters is not channelized, and you are are free to use any of the simplex frequencies (with Technician or higher class Amateur license) for simplex operation.

      I think a much better option for a portable repeater would be in the 440-450 (70cm) band, where the standard split is 5 MHz, thus the duplexers are MUCH smaller and cheaper. That equipment, along with a 40-50-foot fiberglass telescoping pole and 70cm antenna, could easily fit in a small trailer or full-size van or RV. You’re still looking at perhaps $2k+.

      But please keep searching on-line — it’s likely someone has already done what you’re proposing, and can provide suitable equipment lists & est. costs.

      73, –kv5r

  2. I’m new to 2 meter band and I’m just starting to get the hang of things. I glad I found the Texas band plan. What I have read on the internet it seem like no one really knows what they are doing.

  3. Iha ve learned so much from your website. you are the most informative sw person. thanks so much. keep up the fine work you do.

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