[VHFcontesting] Re: 902 vs 903

Ev Tupis w2ev at arrl.net
Fri Sep 3 06:20:36 EDT 2004

I seem to remember someone at one time posting a technical reason as to why 902 
MHz made more sense than 903 MHz, from the perspective of significantly reduced 
QRM from Part 15 devices.  Of course, this also places operation 1-MHz closer to 
cellphone activity as well.

If your transverter is capable of operating on either, then try to remember that 
as you attempt to make a marginal contact on the band.  If time allows for it, 
try to make the grade on "the other" frequency and see if that simple move gets 
you better results.

The "calling frequency" is not legislated...it's simply a common understanding 
among a group of folks.  Operate wherever you get results...just know where you 
are operating. :)

Ev, W2EV

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