You could be a little more genteel about it!
Actually any true contester takes any QSO's any way he can get them
(legally). Around here, on VHF+, I'm hard-pressed to find people on the
bands above 144 MHz to work on ANY mode. While it's true that SSB or CW
is going to have a greater range than FM for a given power level, if
someone wanted a QSO on 222 FM or 440 FM, I'd sure oblige him. One year
the only QSO I had with my own grid square on 144 was on FM.
Maybe I'll give the CQ VHF contest a spin, as I'm just about recovered
from being the all-night guy in the IARU contest in a M/S effort.
73, Zack W9SZ
EN50vc Urbana, IL
On Wed, 17 Jul 2002, Bob Johnson wrote:
> Who wants an FM rig for contesting, a CB'er ???
> If your into Weak Signal contesting, it's CW & SSB !!!
> Bob, K1VU
> At 03:52 PM 07/16/02 , John Geiger wrote:
> >I have a Midland 13-509 222 FM rig in good condition
> >for sale.? This rig puts out 10 watts, and comes with
> >mic, manual, and original box.? It is a crystalized
> >radio, with crystals for the national simplex
> >freq-223.5.? Also has crystals for the following
> >repeater pairs: 223.34/224.94, 223.38/224.98, and
> >223.02/224.62.? Would make a good contest rig to get
> >you on another band.? Asking $65 plus shipping.
> >73s John NE0P