Re: 2m under threat for Thales

Laurence Oberman

If we have ARES and RACES members who use those frequencies during
hurricanes and other natural disasters to assist the public they
should all reach out in to their appointed political representatives,
congressman etc.

I know VHF depends on repeaters etc and in natural disasters those are
also affected but many have battery backup etc. and have been useful
in the past.

I know this started in Europe so not sure who the European HMS need to
press on this.

Regards and 73

On Wed, Jul 3, 2019 at 4:31 PM Lawrence Galea <9h1avlaw@...> wrote:

ps and other social media

On Wed, Jul 3, 2019 at 10:30 PM Lawrence Galea <9h1avlaw@...> wrote:

Spread the word as much as you can especially on facebook

On Wed, Jul 3, 2019 at 9:04 PM KD2QMZ <syracusepro@...> wrote:

From the ARRL:

On Wed, Jul 3, 2019 at 11:21 AM Curt via Groups.Io <> wrote:

After reading I concur that this spectrum threat will be sufficiently addressed, if it goes anywhere at all. I think I am remembering that many nations only have amateur spectrum up to 146 MHz? In the US maybe 2/3rd of our repeaters may be above 146 MHz.

Indeed 25-30 years ago in the US the 2m band was often full of signals, voice and packet radio. Dense areas were using 222 and 440 MHz because repeaters were said to be full (maybe allocations more than actual use?). of course this was pre-internet for most of us.

2m spectrum is still vital but much quieter here in eastern US - glad to hear at least one area of the UK has it busy on a repeater. given spectral scarcity and our collective use - heresy maybe - but I wonder if 2 MHz might be enough spectrum now. non-FM uses are happy with thin slices throughout the spectrum. but a huge headache to relocate a vast number of repeaters.

Let's see we have less than 6 years to start using the 2m spectrum a lot more!

73 Curt

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