[VHFcontesting] FM-Only Frequencies?
Joshua M. Arritt
jarritt at vt.edu
Wed Dec 12 09:41:56 EST 2012
Modern V/U FM rigs have enough memories and selective scan modes that
allow one to program in a cadre of locally active (or potentially active
from afar) frequencies and place them on continuous scan. Activity is
generally low enough that this can run in the background while the
operator does something else (say, running SSB/CW on another band, if
the equipment is available).
This method has caught a few "new ones" (mults) on FM in past contest
efforts -- particularly during the Spring and Fall Sprints.
Good luck to all operators in this January's event, regardless of mode!!
- Josh / KF4YLM
On 12/11/2012 10:15 PM, Mike (KA5CVH) Urich wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 11, 2012 at 6:46 PM, Les Rayburn <les at highnoonfilm.com> wrote:
>> so what frequencies will you be monitoring in your area? For distant
>> questions, it's really necessary to monitor with the squelch off--meaning
> Mike wrote
> Years ago a few of us in the greater Houston area were trying to get
> newbies into contesting VIA FM. Because the contesting structure /
> community didn't whole heartily support it it died. Here was our
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