[VHFcontesting] FM Frequencies for VHF contests

Jacob Tennant wf8s at comcast.net
Tue Dec 9 10:48:45 EST 2014

That is exactly what I was looking at doing until I develop my mobile antenna setup.

The other part of my question that I did not clarify good enough was that is there a particular time that stations look for FM stations, like at :00 & :30 of the hour, or is it hit & miss?

It would probably multiply the FM response if there was a “Gentleman’s Agreement” to this timing instead of a FM’er just calling for a few minutes and them quitting in disgust.

Just trying to scout out some plans for January if I get to go.

Jacob Tennant - WF8S

> On Dec 9, 2014, at 10:35 AM, Ken Kent - KA2LIM <ka2lim at stny.rr.com> wrote:
> Rarely will FM be used on 6M. Here are the simplex freq's we use and work
> stations in NY, PA, OH and Canada:
> 2M - 146.44
> 1.25M- 223.5
> 70cm- 446.0
> With the small rigs today that cover 160M - 70cm, there is no reason to
> limit yourself to FM only unless of course you wish to enter that category.
> And yes you can work SSB and CW with a vertical antenna, been there and done
> it back in the early 80's.
> For the K2LIM contest station,
> Ken
> -----Original Message-----
> From: VHFcontesting [mailto:vhfcontesting-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf
> Of Jacob Tennant
> Sent: Tuesday, December 09, 2014 8:22 AM
> To: vhfcontesting at contesting.com
> Subject: [VHFcontesting] FM Frequencies for VHF contests
> Good Morning everyone,
> I am trying to get back into the VHF contesting game as a rover after having
> dropped out to finish my college degree.
> Since I currently have no antennas other than 2/70 FM antenna on my 2014
> Subaru Forester and a 6 meter FM antenna in the garage, I was wondering what
> frequencies do most contesters use for FM operations and how do they monitor
> these frequencies?
> I am hoping to be active in the 2015 January VHF contest as a rover starting
> near my home in FM09 (Morgantown,WV) and hit 3 or 4 grids heading north
> towards Pittsburgh,PA and/or south towards Elkins,WV as I live right along
> the I-79 corridor and near the FM/EM/FN/EN boundary lines.
> Hoping to start developing a mobile horizontal antenna farm shortly but I am
> evaluating my option on my vehicle...
> Thank you for your time,
> Jacob Tennant - WF8S
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