Reasons to be on 50MHz FM

Driving home this evening, I had the second VFO scanning through the 50 or so memories across 29/50/145 and 433MHz, with a few in between!

It doesn’t often stop on 51.51 the 50MHz FM calling frequency, but I heard a loud voice ask someone to move to 51.530. I stopped the scan and tuned there.

The station had an English accent, so I guessed it was a local or an expat. Of course, it turned out to be the latter; EA7/G0WHX. He was a great signal working a G4 I couldn’t hear. There was a little fading, but I listened to the QSO for around 15 minutes.

A great reminder to call on 51.510 a bit more often! You never know who’s listening!

Tim Kirby, G4VXE, is a regular contributor to and writes from Oxfordshire, England. Contact him at [email protected].

One Response to “Reasons to be on 50MHz FM”

  • xe2pea menny:

    excelente observacion TIM,escaneando logra uno a veces contactos inesperados y maravillosos,bueno esto sono ORGASMICO,pero en verdad que asi e logrado grandes Dx en 50 mhz en FM……menny desde el planeta tierra

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