[VHFcontesting] 222 Mhz question

Brian McCarthy brian at rfacres.com
Sun Dec 11 09:31:49 PST 2011

Part of the issue is that some beams used for 222 weak signal work may
not perform nearly as well up at 223.5, especially legacy arrays
designed for peak performance at 220.1. There are fewer of the legacy
arrays around anymore, but just 1.4 MHz offset can be significant on
some antennas.


On Fri, Dec 9, 2011 at 7:50 PM, Bruce Herrick <bdh at teleport.com> wrote:
> Before I had a transverter in my rover, I had stations ask if I had 222, and I would reply that I only had FM.  If they did not have a 223.5 FM station available, they would ask that I work them on FM right on 222.100.  Too much trouble to move.  It's not like the frequency is very busy; if so, they likely already were on 222.110 or some other nearby frequency.
> Bruce WW1M/R
>>At 10:34 AM 12/6/2011, DAVE CLEMONS wrote:
>>>         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
>>>dave at egh.com
>>>55 Waltham Street
>>>Lexington, MA 02421
>>>Tel (781)861-0670
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>>>VHFcontesting at contesting.com
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