[VHFcontesting] 222 Mhz question

Tom Carney tomc at carneysugai.com
Tue Dec 6 20:23:23 PST 2011

Hi Dave

Can't speak for your part of the country but out West there is about as
many (or more) stations on FM than on SSB.  My rough survey says about a
third FM, a third SSB and about a third have both.   The thing you miss
with FM only is not the number of Qs, it the distant multipliers.

I usually operate as a rover and have a transverter so can operate both.
However, switching the antenna polarization is a pain.  Thus I frequently
leave the transverter at home and just take a FM rig with a mag mount


Tom K6EU aka K6EU/r

On Tue, Dec 6, 2011 at 9:34 AM, DAVE CLEMONS <dave at egh.com> wrote:

> Hi,
>        I was wondering if all contest contacts on 222 Mhz are made using
>        converters or if some quantity of contacts are made with people
>        using 222 Mhz FM rigs.
>        Any information will be appreciated.
> 73, Dave K1VUT
> Dave Clemons
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