Timl writes... "What is it about the 220MHZ band that seem to be taboo to manufactures? Take for instance the Icom 706 MKII-G it's RX is only up to 199.999 (by the specs. on there site) and how may new rigs do you see? Since we hams lost part of it, is it highly likely that the rest of it will go or am I misinformed and it's already gone? I only got a chance to use this band one time and would be disappointed if I and some new hams I know couldn't use it again. This makes me wonder about other bands as well. 73 Tim WD8OQX"