[VHFcontesting] [PNWVHFS] FT8 frequencies for 2m and 70cm --tentative decision
sjkavanagh1 at yahoo.ca
Sun Oct 15 07:02:09 EDT 2017
I am not sure 144.174 for FT8 would work very well in the east. Outside of contests it would likely be fine but during contests, SSB/CW activity almost always extends down to .170 (top multi-op W2SZ/1 is always there!) and sometimes to .165.
I wondered about 144.313, but I see ARRL lists this as an OSCAR subband, which seems odd since it seems to be incompatible with the Region 1 band plan (https://iaru-r1.org/index.php/spectrum-and-band-plans/vhf/2-meter). I think 144.313 would be ok with respect to the (rather antiquated) Canadian band plan (http://wp.rac.ca/144-mhz-2m-page/ ).
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