I have holders for alkaline batteries & usually do not bother with rechargeable
batteries: cheap & they work!
I also remove batteries when rigs not in use: radio appears to have To have
constant battery drain.
About 9 23/33cm qsos in January contest
N6ze in dm04ne today
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> On Jan 18, 2021, at 14:54, Mark Spencer <email@example.com> wrote:
> 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.
> Mark S
> 604 762 4099
>> On Jan 18, 2021, at 2:43 PM, James C <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 <email@example.com>
>>> 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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