I typed the reply below and then notice that this lighthouse
activation has already taken place, apparently. Guess that
Yahoo is holding on to messages a bit too long, heheh.
All the same, I'm going to pass along my message. It's
important to know a few rules of the road with respect to
where you use FM and SSB on the 2 meter band.
>> May I gently suggest your 144.220 activity should use SSB?
You don't want to be doing FM on the SSB portion of 2m.
If you want the FM'ers to find you on simplex, try something
near 146.520. Say 146.550 or 146.580. That'll get you more
FM'ers (who typically use vertically-polarized antennas).
If you want action from the SSB types, (who typically use
horizontally-polarized antennas) then you'll want to be on/near
If possible, use both modes and see what's more effective.
144.200 is the call freq. on 2m SSB. It might pay to put a
call out on 144.200, make your special event announcement
and say that you are listening up on 144.220.
Activity on 144.200 is a good thing; you just want to avoid
monopolizing it, or having long ragchews there. Especially when
2m SSB is open or busy.
You won't make many friends using FM in the SSB portion
of 2m. Just saying... :) Nor would I make many friends if I
brought up your local repeater using SSB!!
Todd KC9BQA EN63ao 40 N of Milwaukee
www.kc9bqa.com For Frequent VHF/UHF Updates
www.wivuch.com WI VHF/UHF County Hunters Award
----- Original Message -----
From: "kc8pcj" <kc8pcj@...>
To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>; "W8ZHO Group"
<W8ZHO@yahoogroups.com>; "MCARES Group" <MCARES@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Thursday, October 20, 2011 6:59 PM
Subject: [WestMichiganHams] Special Event Station White River Light
W8ZHO is putting the White River light house in Whitehall, USA885 on the
air Sunday October 23, from 10 AM to 6 PM
Special event Call is W8L
We will be on or near the following frequencies.
144.220 FM Simplex
Anyone wishing to help log or operate or just come out to visit are
In God I Trust.
If there no Light at the end of the tunnel, Just march right down there
and turn it on.