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2m : 144MHz

The 2m band is interesting but in different ways to 6m. it is more for local chat and the odd moment of dx up and down the uk when you are into FM only, but if you are into SSB and have a reasonable antenna you can work most of the uk most days.

The SSB portion of 2m is very quiet and i really do wonder why ...yes there is a lack of activity in the north of England on 2m...but it does not matter about that if you use SSB as it makes you capable of working the whole country reasonably easily.....

Maybe it is the thought of having a yagi antenna up on the roof??!!

When you get some good tropo conditions it is possible to work stations a long distance away, in October 2007 i managed to work two spanish stations on 2m EA1UU and EA2TO/1 using just 10W into a 7 element yagi!

recordings here

EA1UU - 2m + 70cm contact!

EA2TO/1 - 2m



on 2m i have used these modes..

FM - like everyone has.. Usually on 144.750 ATV talkback freq... give me a call anytime :-)
Packet - chat like on the net, send pictures, APRS is nice as well... has nodes (repeaters) for distant working.
SSB - worked into G, GM, GI, GW with less than 10W and 5 element yagi
SSTV - only one group of people around Leeds regularly on this mode that i have worked in last few years. M0JOR + others.
MS - Meteor scatter, requires about 50w and yagi antenna. possible to work most europe.. worked SP, DL with 25W and 9el yagi.
EME - moonbounce, i have received but not yet got enough gain for tx yet with only 9element yagi!
Satellite - Now got elevation and have worked a few satellites on V/U and V/S modes.

2m Band Spectrum












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