There has been a lot of talk about the lack of activity on the various repeaters around the lower mainland. A group in the UK have made March 28 2M day in an attempt to get more activity on the band. This sounds like a good project for around here. You can read the article below.
2m FM Activity Day March 28
In response to the lack of activity on 2m FM in S.W. Essex, the Thurrock Acorns Amateur Radio Club decided to arrange a Saturday afternoon activity session
The goal is to get people talking on 2 metres and also to encourage the newly licensed amateurs to join in.
• Date: Saturday, March 28, 2015
• Time: 1300 to 1600 GMT
Amateurs from across Essex should be active and the Thurrock Acorns will be operating using their club call G4HKO.
Additionally amateurs in other counties are planning to put out CQ calls on 2m FM during the afternoon and it is hoped to get as many people on-air as possible.
Further information on the event is available at