[VHFcontesting] Why not a list of FM "contest" calling freqs?

Bob Burns W9RXR w9rxr_ at rlburns.net
Thu Dec 13 18:58:27 EST 2012

At 12:43 PM 12/13/2012, Marshall-K5QE wrote:

>The issue of letting the ARRL "publish" specific FM frequencies for 
>contesting purposes was discussed in the VUAC forum at the SE VHF 
>conference. Surprisingly, there was resistance to this idea....some 
>from the audience, some from the VUAC members themselves.
>Why the ARRL refuses to "recommend" any frequencies is just beyond me.

I think you answered your own question. Apparently, the VUAC 
recognizes that the use of simplex frequencies on 2m and above is 
very dependent on local practice. A recommendation that works in one 
part of the country may run smack dab into heavy local usage in 
another part of the country. And, even if the VUAC were to clearly 
indicate that they were making a _recommendation_ some inflexible 
hams would interpret it as a _rule_.


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