I have an Alinco G-29T and the RT Systems programming cable and software. I can do queries from it and see Repeater databases. At least so far it appears the usual value for deviation on repeaters is 5. Though I understand in different regions the deviation may be something different, and may even use nbFM for some repeater pairs. Problem here is knowing which is which, and that's not always clear. Repeaters here seem to use a deviation of 5. But for simplex 927, this radio can do nbFM and FM. If I understand nbFM on 33cm, it is reportedly a deviation of 2.5, not 5. But the radio itself (per the manual) only has steps from 5 and above. Even the software won't let me put in a lesser value than 5. And on 903.2, this is supposedly not the nbFM part, so it gets a deviation of 5... am I on the right track? So what I have thus far is a conundrum with 927.5--where I'd like to hit people simplex in VHF contests, SOTA, etc. Should this be nbFM with a deviation of 5, or 'regular' FM with a deviation of 5? Is there a problem that the deviation might be expected as 2.5, but I can't do the radio at that value?