04-23-2007, 06:44 PM
This Friday, please give a call on 446.000 MHz from your QTH, and tell us who you work. This isn't a contest, just a way to see who has 70cm FM capabilities, and how far we can "get out". Try some hilltopping, mobile, and fixed station operations, and see if you work someone new.
Friday: Sunrise to Midnight, on top of the hour, call CQ.
04-23-2007, 06:58 PM
You may want to put your 450 activity on hold until the investigation by the U.S. Air Force and the ARRL is completed.
The USAF has been complaining of interference to the PAVE PAWS program from Amateur Radio.
For those not aware the 450 band is NOT exclusive Amateur, it is a SHARED BAND and Hams are not suppose to be causing interference.
There is talk of restrictions to power levels of repeaters and power limits in the one to five watt level, even some areas shut down on the band.
More information is available on the ARRL web site.