As far as I am aware, I was the instigator of the use of 144.333MHz and 432.222MHz for SOTA. It is therefore interesting to see that others are “adopting” the frequency, indeed one activator actually emailed me to say that he would be “borrowing” my frequency for an activation. Paul G4MD generally uses the frequency when we are carrying out a VHF / UHF only joint activation. Well, neither of these are “my” frequencies, just my choice borne out of an idea that they might be reasonably memorable and an aide to chasers. Robert G0PEB is a regular user of 144.333MHz (I did note that Robert chose to use 144.320MHz when we were activating summits concurrently last weekend - thanks for that) and others such as John G1STQ are now running the frequency.
In my role as 70cms Editor for Summitsbase News, it appears that much of the 70cms activity is based on 433.400MHz in Slovenia. Regular readers will be aware of the high level of activity in the country and I wonder whether adopting a frequency for SOTA use has contributed to this.
The question is simply to ask whether there is merit in adopting frequencies on 2m and 70cms in the same way that SOTA activity is generally centred around 3.666MHz, 5.3985MHz, 7.032MHz, etc?
I appreciate that this has been loosely discussed in relation to spotting activators on calling frequencies (please don’t restart that discussion here), but I would be interested to see what others think.