Frequently Asked Questions

  • I’m trying to find the “Rare Ones” what frequencies do ya’ll hang out on?

Lately, the “Rare Ones” can be found on 7.275 MHz +/- 5 kHz. on most nights around 1900 CST.  This is not definitive.  We are an elusive group, but want to talk with you!  So, come find us.  Generally, on the General Portions of 40 or 80 Meter Bands.

  • I plan to visit New Orleans in the near future.  Do the “Rare Ones” have a favorite local 2 Meter repeater they use?

The “Rare Ones” of New Orleans monitor the W5MCC Repeater in New Orleans.  The frequency is 146.860 Mhz with a (-) offset and PL (114.8 Mhz).  Contacting any of the “Rare Ones” on 2 Meters does not constitute a contact for an award.  If you find yourself in New Orleans with 2 Meter capability, by all means, give us a call on 2 Meters.  We would love to hear your experiences in our wonderful city!

  • Are the “Rare Ones” a net?

The “Rare Ones” of New Orleans is a group of local hams which promote the City of New Orleans, its unique Culture, History and Traditions.  If you find this interesting, please stop in and chat with us for a few.  To answer the question, the “Rare Ones” is not a net..

  • Why are there animals next to your pictures on the “Meet the Rare Ones” page?

In addition to  promoting the City of New Orleans, the “Rare Ones” of New Orleans wish to promote the Audubon Zoo.  Each “Rare One” has adopted an animal figure to represent a personal connection with the Audubon Zoo.  Some call us crazy but we just think we’re unique!  If you happen to come to New Orleans for a visit, please stop by the Audubon Zoo with your family.  The Audubon Zoo is rated one of the top ten in the United States.  In addition to see a wide variety of animals at the zoo, you might just seeing a “Rare One” or two !

  • Are there any books about the history of New Orleans you can recommend?

The “Rare Ones” recommends the following book:  Beautiful Crescent:  A History of New Orleans by Joan Garvey and Mary Lou Widmer