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220 MHz band

Ed Cole wrote:

Now why Icom, Yaesu, and Kenwood all ignore the 222 MHz band in their new
dc-->light rigs???  Could it be that the commercial divisions of those companies don't want to see any occupation of those frequencies by hams...could they have their eyes on them?

Wayne replies:

Could it be because there is no 220 MHz amateur band in most of the world?

It's hard to justify adding cost for 220 MHz hardware if it can't be enabled in most of the markets where the radio is sold.

Wayne Estes W9AE
Mundelein, IL, USA
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