Yep.. I carry a 1.2 GHz HT, an Alinco 222 / 927 HT, and a 50, 144, 432 HT with
me on almost every rove I go on. They get enough use to make it worthwhile to
charge up the batteries and pack them up each contest.
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> On Jan 18, 2021, at 2:43 PM, James C <email@example.com> wrote:
> +1 on this idea Greg.
> Lots of FM 1.2 gear out there (and Alinco 902 HH & flashed Kenwood 902
> I support your effort to increase SOFM to all bands.
> 73 .-James K7KQA
> On Mon, Jan 18, 2021 at 2:36 PM Gregory Winters <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> While we are pondering proposed changes to SO3B, why not also consider
>> updating one of the most underutilized classes as well: SOFM.
>> I like idea of SOFM, but its typically limited to just the lowest 4 bands:
>> 6, 2, 222, and 70cm.
>> Perhaps the SOFM was initially a good idea with those bands, but 6m in
>> particular gets very little play on FM. SOFM gets such little participation
>> in the contest overall, even a small score can win a division--and I say
>> that having done so (!).
>> But on 900MHz and 1296 there is considerable FM equipment in the amateur
>> community, as well as gunnplexers that never see voltage anymore. Can we
>> change that?
>> I propose either opening SOFM to all bands, or if that isn't palatable
>> opening it to a max of 4 bands (and the op chooses which 4). That way even
>> 10 and 24GHz gunn units and perhaps even FM-ATV units can be part of the
>> I haven't formally proposed a change, but rather wanted to facilitate the
>> idea to see if there is any support.
>> 73 de Greg, K3RW
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