WE2F says there are 146.52 Reasons to Monitor VHF Simplex.
I’ve tried doing so, particularly when I was regularly traveling to Long Island and back, with no success. What I haven’t done, though, is program it in as a regular scanned frequency. I will try that just to see if there’s any activity. So listen for KC2TCK on 146.52 in the Rochester area and we can talk.
The number of licensed amateur radio operators hit an all-time high of 709,575 in 2012. Yet I wonder where the Rochester area hams are, they’re certainly not on the many idle repeaters in town.
The NY Times has a gallery of amateur photos from Kodak’s picture contests in the 1920s, ’30s and ’40s. Almost all of the photos are great even if none of the photographers even became famous.