[VHFcontesting] 902 vs 903

Zack Widup w9sz.zack at gmail.com
Tue Feb 11 12:24:06 EST 2014

Around here I've used both. Sometimes someone is in a location that
has less QRM on one frequency than then other, and someone else has less
QRM on the other frequency. Some people only have one or the other
frequency available. I can use both but in my area 902 is quieter than 903.

73, Zack W9SZ

On Tue, Feb 11, 2014 at 11:12 AM, Herb Krumich <wa2fgk at yahoo.com> wrote:

> For several years, our contest station has been having a real issue
> operating the 903 mhz band. This band five years ago was racking up around
> twenty grids for our station with contacts consistently as far as 400
> miles.
> We converted our transverter with a switch to either operate 903 or 902.
> But I never realized the filter I was using had tremendous cut offs down
> from the 903 band. That is now being taken care of.
> I was able to check into the Pack Rats net last evening with a fairly
> quiet 902.100 .
> My question to everyone is what areas of the country are still operating
> 903. From our location in the Pocono Mountains of Pa. FN21, it's impossible
> to operate there.  I need to add more cut-off on my cavity filter above 902
> and when doing so, I will not be able to hear signals on 903.
> Thanks for your input
> Herb K2LNS
> Stn mgr for the WA2FGK location
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