Don't know what it was like elsewhere, but here in L.A., 146.52 simplex became so incredibly crowded that a dozen stations at a time were calling CQ FD over each other. Hundreds and hundreds of contacts were made this weekend (actually, within 24 hours) and I made about 90, myself (on .52 simplex), just fooling around with a few mins here and there. It was amazing. Evidently, thousands of hams are "equipped" for 2m FM and may not use it much; but this weekend, they did, thanks to FD. It was so crazy here, I'd announce my callsign "once" and get 4-5 calls. Many were guys evidently using handhelds from "somewhere" as they were "1B" stations (battery operated). One guy was on Laguna Peak with a 2W handheld (75 miles from here) and rock solid, full quieting. One was using a handheld on Palomar Mountain, north of San Diego (about 100 miles from here), and ditto. FD "brings out" people for sure, but I never expected this. It was nuts! But also quite fun, with the limited time I was on.