[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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