[VHFcontesting] Use of 146.52 Simplex allowed in ARRL Contests

Les Rayburn les at highnoonfilm.com
Thu Oct 29 19:42:24 EDT 2015

Nothing but praise for all the recent efforts of the ARRL to improve VHF 
Contesting. In some areas, this may attract some newcomers to VHF 

Use of 146.52 MHz FM Simplex Frequency Cleared for ARRL Contests

The ARRL Programs and Services Committee earlier this year unanimously 
adopted a recommendation from its VHF and Above Revitalization Committee 
to remove the rule prohibiting the use of 146.52 MHz simplex for making 
contest contacts. The change becomes effective in 2016, starting with 
the ARRL January VHF Contest.

The VHF and Above Revitalization Committee concluded that the 
restriction was no longer necessary. The committee felt that permitting 
the use of 146.52 MHz would allow new/curious contesters possessing only 
FM-mode radios to stumble upon more contacts, increasing their chances 
of being drawn further into VHF+ contesting -- the primary aim of the 
Revitalization Committee.

The change will also be incorporated into the ARRL Field Day 
<http://www.arrl.org/field-day> rules This change eliminates Rule 1.8 in 
the "General Rules for ARRL Contests Above 50 MHz 
with subsequent Rule 1 sections renumbered accordingly. /-- Thanks to 
Dan Henderson, N1ND, Regulatory Information Manager/Acting Contest Manager/

Les Rayburn, N1LF
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