I have a 222 transverter that works great from 28-30 MHz, so I get 222 and 223. It would also work for repeaters but my ICOMs don't give 30.1-32 MHz with the MARS/CAP mod. I couldn't tell what ranges are actually opened up with a FT-817 mod ( 60m? 30-99 MHz?). If I opened up the FT-817 non-ND I have, will it allow tx/rx to 30.1, 31, 32, etc.? Our local repeaters for 1.25m are above 224, one at 224.800. FYI... some Ukraine transverters would actually need tx coverage at 27 MHz (!) to get the full band. Mine isn't one of those. Related question... would opening up the extended tx range (regardless of whether it covers 31 MHz) cause any unintended problems... like lower sensitivity in ham bands, screw up something, Our 1.25m repeaters are practically silent year round, bit they are monitored and well-sited. It would be helpful in a VHF contest to ask on repeaters, particularly for a simplex QSO on 223 since most listeners would already have FM equipment.