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[VHFcontesting] Use of 146.52 Simplex allowed in ARRL Contests

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Subject: [VHFcontesting] Use of 146.52 Simplex allowed in ARRL Contests
From: Les Rayburn <les@highnoonfilm.com>
Date: Thu, 29 Oct 2015 18:42:24 -0500
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Nothing but praise for all the recent efforts of the ARRL to improve VHF Contesting. In some areas, this may attract some newcomers to VHF Contesting.

Use of 146.52 MHz FM Simplex Frequency Cleared for ARRL Contests

The ARRL Programs and Services Committee earlier this year unanimously adopted a recommendation from its VHF and Above Revitalization Committee to remove the rule prohibiting the use of 146.52 MHz simplex for making contest contacts. The change becomes effective in 2016, starting with the ARRL January VHF Contest.

The VHF and Above Revitalization Committee concluded that the restriction was no longer necessary. The committee felt that permitting the use of 146.52 MHz would allow new/curious contesters possessing only FM-mode radios to stumble upon more contacts, increasing their chances of being drawn further into VHF+ contesting -- the primary aim of the Revitalization Committee.

The change will also be incorporated into the ARRL Field Day <http://www.arrl.org/field-day> rules This change eliminates Rule 1.8 in the "General Rules for ARRL Contests Above 50 MHz <http://www.arrl.org/general-rules-for-arrl-contests-above-50-mhz>," with subsequent Rule 1 sections renumbered accordingly. /-- Thanks to Dan Henderson, N1ND, Regulatory Information Manager/Acting Contest Manager/

Les Rayburn, N1LF
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