[VHFcontesting] FM Contesting-Suggested Frequencies Part 2

Mike (KA5CVH) Urich mike at ka5cvh.com
Thu Dec 13 23:31:40 EST 2012

On Thu, Dec 13, 2012 at 7:38 PM, Bob Witte K0NR <list at k0nr.com> wrote:

Don't forget, major parts of the US use 20 kHz channel spacing, so
146.55 MHz is not a standard simplex frequency in those regions. It
turns out 146.58 MHz is good for both 15 kHz and 20 kHz band plans.

Mike wrote

Personally, I have always looked at FM simplex portion of the bands as
being 5kHz spacing regardless of what the state repeater plan is.

That is why I have my radio memories set up for the simplex sub-bands
on 10kHz spacing.  As I am scanning I will be able to hear someone
that is either 5 kHz up or down 5kHz from me twice unless they are
really a long distance away.

Mike Urich KA5CVH

PIO STX-D14 S/E - APIC D1 & D14

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