I love the 222-MHz band. The noise floor is low and the propagation is better than 2 meters and 440. The nice thing about the 222-225 MHz band is that there aren’t heavy users on either side of the band guards, meaning less interference (noise) on the band. Anyone else like 1.25 meters?
Always good to keep an ear on 223.500 MHz simplex for when 1.25 meters opens up.