Hello fellow bird folk,
I noticed in the ANS today the specific note that the recent crossband repeater activation was not to be used for general amateur communications. With the popularity of this mode (and our current shortage of FM birds), has there been any thought about making it a more common thing? It seems to be wildly popular when it is active, and I'd like to think people would have more respect for the times when it needs to be used for scientific functions if it wasn't seen as just a really rare opportunity to make a QSO via the repeater. Maybe there's a reason it's basically always off, just curious.