When your headed into the North Country, also try the North/South UHF System 2 that KA2FWN and company are putting together. This has very nice coverage along the Route 12 and 28 corridors, as well as many other areas in the north country. We will post updates here as the system development progresses.
NYS UHF Linked Repeaters: System 2 - NORTH / SOUTH:
443.850 + 103.5 Kirkland, NY - KA2FWN/R on air,linked
443.175 + 103.5 Old Forge, NY - KA2FWN/R on air,linked
449.675 - 103.5 Long Lake, NY - KA2FWN/R on air,linked (please note the correction to freq)
449.325 - 103.5 Crystal Dale, NY/Lowville, NY - KA2FWN/R > will be on the air soon -few weeks,linked
449.675 - 103.5 Waterville, NY - KA2FWN/R > will be on the air soon - next week ,linked
Map of the repeater system: https://mapsengine.google.com/map/edit?mid=zLO1-Lwj1EOk.k82O7BAsl43M
Thanks to KA2FWN - Bob for the latest info on these growing systems!