2 Meter Simplex Frequency List

  • Here is a few 2 Meter simplex frequencies to get you started. This is not a complete list.  Program your teams radios with these and get started running simplex. You can test comms in your AO and find your tough spots (valleys, hills in your way etc.). Remember, these are not private channels so use discretion. You must follow the same fcc rules. Now, go play radio!

All in mhz. No offset.




146.520 national simplex










Dialtone out…….


7 thoughts on “2 Meter Simplex Frequency List

  1. It’s hard to say. There are so many factors involved. Remember, vhf/uhf are line of sight. Get as high up as you can. Also, upgrade the stock antenna. You should also have some sort of portable wire antenna for you ht. We will get into that in a upcoming post…… If I had to guess on range…..maybe a few miles simplex??? Get your team out and run some comm tests in your AO! As one last note if your running a ht get it up away from your body when you transmit. Your body will act like a shield. If you have a hand mic you can raise it high and make your call. Good luck and practice while you still can. Dialtone OUT.


  2. Lately I am becoming a student of 2m propagation. The other day I noted a 2m opening on a propagation map and was able to work a contact in the next state with just my ht. 2 meter can rock, but as the man said, its widely variable. Get a better antenna and start practicing!


  3. dialtoneblog,
    2M simplex, say 1W, with a stock “rubber duck” dummy load antenna, will go a few miles.
    I work 2M simplex, FM, in the SLC valley, and can talk up and down the valley on 1 to 10 watts. (an old ’80s? ’90s? Icom IC251 – love it!).
    But as a disclaimer, I have my rigid J-pole antenna up on my rooftop.
    I have found that the cheapest easiest way to extend range is by getting your antenna – ANY antenna – as far above ground level as possible.
    Coax and an antenna are cheaper than a power amp. And use less power in a grid down situation.


  4. A good add on antenna that i own and use is this one: http://www.ebay.com/itm/DELUXE-MODEL-ROLL-UP-2M-70CM-ROLL-UP-ANTENNA-WITH-10FT-COAX-J-POLE-SLIM-JIM/201342579824?_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D30794%26meid%3Da4847e0700f14a86b776815cd3f75bb5%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D4%26rkt%3D6%26sd%3D320520246675&rt=nc or you can make one yourself…I keep this in my kit at all times and it has proven to be a great addition….vastly increases simplex and duplex range…You can also try a small hanheld yagi from arrow antennas, they routinely use it and an HT to hit the ISS,..I suspect that it would help for simplex comms as well….Lovin the new blog…Keep it up….PSYOP


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