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View Poll Results: What are your favorite frequency bands? You may choose more than one.
160, 80 meters 7 21.88%
40, 30 meters 8 25.00%
20, 17, 15, 12 meters 13 40.63%
10, 6 meters 9 28.13%
2, 1.35 (222 MHz) meters 15 46.88%
70, 33 (902 MHz), 23 (1.2 GHz) centimeters 12 37.50%
Microwaves 4 12.50%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 32. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-13-2013, 1:02 AM
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Hello, this is a poll to gauge the usage of various frequencies used by the Amateur radio operators on this site. This may have been done before however this will give a current picture of what is going on, it is also multiple choice.

Please feel free to educate people like me who are interested in the hobby. Possibly you use a series of frequencies however some are seasonal or time based. Such as I have heard 160 meters is only used late at night, I could be quite wrong on that part.

If the operators on the board would take a few moments of their time to pass along some of their knowledge I think that would be great for all to hear about.

So Please take part and I thank you for you time

P.S. The Poll only gives 10 choices so I eliminated 30-Meters Please feel free to chime in on your use of this band. Also if you might consider posting what you use the band for it would be Greatly appreciated and again thanks to everyone for you time and opinions
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I voted for 2 meters.
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I voted for 2 meters.
Thank you for being the first to vote I think a lot of future operators will get a lesson of some sort out of this poll, well hopefully
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I voted for 2 meters but I would have voted for 70cm if it were an option.
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Default Favorite frequency bands

New favorite frequencies (bands) poll. I've copied the relevant posts from the other thread to this thread. And, I've made this thread a sticky so it will be at the top of the list when folks visit this forum.

If you voted in the previous poll, please vote again in this poll. I was able to copy some of the posts from the previous thread, but I can't copy poll votes.
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30 Meters! A good place to really get into CW without all that SSB getting in the way

My second choice would be 20 Meters... usually always some good DX or at least someone to talk to.
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70cm, 10-17m. I do not care for 20m and I have had far better luck working DX on 10-17m than any other HF band combined
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I've had gret luck with SSB on 20, 17, and 15 meters. PSK is good on any band (conditions permitting) CW is great on 30 and 15.
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Active on all bands 160m to 24 GHz. It's hard to pick a favorite.
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Active on all bands 160m to 24 GHz. It's hard to pick a favorite.
Was thinking the same thing. However I am not active on 1.25 meters or on 24 GHz, I do hit all the other bands. But I guess if I had to pick a favorite it would be the entire HF range (+6 M) with 2 M and 70 cm weak sig modes coming in a close second.

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A good question...but unfortunately not very accurate in that many amateurs can operate only VHF / UHF (and 10m) due to their license. I would like to see the results of this survey if only general and higher class licensee voted since they have access to all amateur bands.
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I like 2m/70cm because of the satellites Right now I'm in that point when my favorite satellite (SO-50) only has good passes late at night (like at 1 AM). I haven't tried to see if anyone would actually be on during one of these passes, but satellites have got to be one of my favorite ham radio activities.
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love 20 meters the work horse of all the bands. i would go for 10 meters when its fully open but being that half the time its been dead. my vote stays with 20 any mode.
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I said "microwaves" because of C and Ku (as if the big fat fibreglass dish on my roof and three receivers on the ground wasn't enough of a giveaway) but I also love VHF, primarily for MURS.
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I've always had a lot fun on 40 meters. I would like see more of
these polls. It's interesting to see other people's thoughts.

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Active on all bands 160m to 24 GHz. It's hard to pick a favorite.
What sorts of things do you do on the GHz bands?
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20 meters is my favorite HF band but I had to include 2m since I am on it to and from work and regularly use it when driving around town.
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I would say all of them with the exception of the microwave bands...never worked those bands before.
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Default Re: Favorite frequency bands

40, 20, 17 & 15. I use 2m a lot but indirectly via echolink or a DVAP.

On HF I do mainly PSK. Though occasionally voice SSB or digital voice.

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I've been enjoying 17M during the day.
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