E2C06 During a VHF/UHF contest, in which band segment would you expect to find the highest level of activity?
(A) In the middle of each band, usually on the national calling frequency
(B) In the middle of the band, usually 25 kHz above the national calling frequency
(C) At the top of each band, usually in a segment reserved for contests
(D) In the weak signal segment of the band, with most of the activity near the calling frequency
Most contest activity on the VHF and UHF bands is SSB or CW, referred to as “weak signal” because these modes perform better than FM at low signal-to-noise ratios. The usual convention for contest activity is to call CQ on or near the calling frequency and then move to a nearby frequency once activity builds. In populated areas, calling CQ on the calling frequency is discouraged so that stations will spread out.
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