Re: Vote for a frequency
- Hi all,
I like the idea of 145.55 and 444.55 as "standard" US Scout frequencies -
especially for Scout camp and event use. This way, we avoid ticking off any
folks who like to monitor .52 as a calling channel as it is was intended.
Not only that, but designating and publicizing the official ARRL calling
channel as an "official" Scout frequency would be very bad politics
nationally. Scouting has enough public relations problems without our
creating another. In the back country, it might make sense for groups to use
146.52 so that they might hear others on the trail calling for help, or they
could use the Scout frequencies and only monitor .52 as per the Wilderness
Protocol at the top of the hour. Trail use tends to be very light anyway -
especially to save batteries - and is usually further from "civilization."
Dave Colter WA1ZCN
Griswold Scout Reservation Camp Committee