I hope others share their experiences. I am new to contesting. I could hear quite a bit of FM activity on 50.130 mhz and up to 50.200, but the QRM was too bad to fully copy anything. I hope especially to hear about the experiences of those, like myself new to contesting who are just working as FM operators with very modest rigs.
As already stated, there shouldn't be anybody
using FM between 50.130 and 50.200. If you really heard FM signals there, were you able to contact any of them?
I suspect they were just images from stronger signals "up the band" where the FM activity actually is.
If anyone transmitted on FM around here in that part of the band, they would be read the riot act immediately, and put on everyone's "ignore forever" list.