[VHFcontesting] FM-Only Frequencies?

Paul Stoetzer n8hm at arrl.net
Wed Dec 12 11:41:33 EST 2012


The contest rules explicitly state that you cannot use the national
simplex calling frequencies. I think it's a dumb rule, but it is a
rule.

73,

Paul, N8HM

On Wed, Dec 12, 2012 at 11:34 AM, Paul Decker <kg7hf at comcast.net> wrote:
>
> There seems to be so little activity on FM simplex and on VHF FM anyway, I personally would just call on the calling frequency and not worry about it too much. I believe the argument you presented holds and it's not against the law.
>
>
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Bob K0NR - email list <list at k0nr.com>
> To: vhfcontesting at contesting.com
> Sent: Wed, 12 Dec 2012 14:50:22 -0000 (UTC)
> Subject: Re: [VHFcontesting] FM-Only Frequencies?
>
> I like the idea of the FM-only category... it won't make a huge difference in
> activity
> but it opens up the contest for people that don't have limited vhf stations.
>
> But here's what happens next (based on many actual conversations):
>
> Me: Hey, Charlie, there's an FM category in the VHF contests. You should give it
> a try.
>
> Charlie: OK, sounds great. I'll look for you on 146.52 MHz, right?
>
> Me: Well, no, you can't use the FM calling frequency for calling in the contest.
>
> Charlie: Really? If I was operating SSB, can I use the SSB calling frequency?
>
> Me: Well, yes, that is allowed. But for some reason FM is treated differently.
>
> Charlie: Wow, that seems dumb.
>
> Me: Correct.
>
> On Tue, Dec 11, 2012 at 6:46 PM, Les Rayburn 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
> _______________________________________________
> VHFcontesting mailing list
> VHFcontesting at contesting.com
> http://lists.contesting.com/mailman/listinfo/vhfcontesting
> _______________________________________________
> VHFcontesting mailing list
> VHFcontesting at contesting.com
> http://lists.contesting.com/mailman/listinfo/vhfcontesting


More information about the VHFcontesting mailing list