I just bought a Kenwood TM-V71A in the American ("K") version. The unit is spec'd as TX at 438 ~ 450 MHz. The US Band Plan for 70cm lists EME as 432.00-432.07MHz, the 70-cm calling frequency is 432.10, and 435-438MHz as Satellite only (internationally)! Even the "E" and "M4" versions start at 430MHz, loosing 10MHz at the start of the band. WTH? I know I can have the "MARS/CAP Mod" performed but I really want to know what the deal is with this. Why make a true cross band rig that cuts out 18MHz of the most useful frequencies?