Bob DeMattia, K1IW writes:
At its annual meeting on August 24, New England Spectrum Management, the amateur radio repeater coordinator for Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Maine, announced a proposal to modify the 2m band plan to include new repeater channels with outputs from 146.41 to 146.49 and inputs 147.41 to 147.49. Also included was a test pair at 147.505 with a 146.505 input. In the near future, there will be a vote by the NESMC membership on this band plan. There is no doubt that some existing simplex users may be affected by this change.
In order to gauge the impact of this change, NESMC has attempted to find as many simplex users as it can. We are also seeking additional input from the amateur community. If this interests you, you may find additional information about the change at http://www.nesmc.org/2013-2m.pdf. You may be interested in joining a discussion group set up for this purpose http://groups.yahoo.com/group/nesmc.
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Bob DeMattia, K1IW
NESMC 2m Coordinator