[AMRadio] Old Novice Days


Joe Crawford crawfish at surfmore.net
Wed Feb 23 21:29:11 EST 2005


In 1972 the 40m Novice band was 7150-7200. I know because I was there. Refer 
to 1970 ARRL Handbook page 14 at the left bottom of the page. Seems like the 
change was made in late 1972 or a little later.
                              Joe W4AAB (ex-WN4AUX 1972-73) 

Geoff writes: 

> Gary Schafer wrote: 
> 
>>  
>> 
>> Geoff wrote: 
>> 
>>> Bill Connelly wrote: 
>>> 
>>>> Thank you!
>>>> Bill, W3MJ 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> At 12:09 PM 2/23/2005 -0600, you wrote: 
>>>> 
>>>>> Bob Macklin wrote: 
>>>>> 
>>>>>> <>In 1969 the 40M Novice segment was 7150 - 7200. In 1986 it was 7100 
>>>>>> - 7150. 
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> Bob Macklin
>>>>>> K5MYJ/7
>>>>>> Seattle, Wa.
>>>>>  
>>>>> 
>>>>>  
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>> Before that.  I got my ticket in Feb of 1984, and it was 7100 to 
>>>>> 7200kcs 
>>>>> 
>>> 
>>> Hold off on the thanks...  after I read and re-read that, something 
>>> didn't look correct... 
>>> 
>>> Let me try again, with these statements that I know (to the best of -my- 
>>> current education)
>>> to be fact... 
>>> 
>>> I do not ever, at anytime, remember the Novice CW sub-band of 40m , 
>>> being more than 50kc wide. 
>>> 
>>> I've always known the Novice CW sub-band of 40m to be from 7100 to 
>>> 7150kc. 
>>> 
>>> There.  That's what Ive been -meaning- to say and/or stick with.
>>> I, personally, don't ever remember the Novice band on 40m being as high 
>>> as 7200kc 
>>> 
>>>  
>>> 
>>> -- 
>>> 73 = Best Regards,
>>> -Geoff/W5OMR 
>>> 
>> 
>> Geoff, 
>> 
>> I think you are right about it being only 50kc wide. I don't know when 
>> they changed but in the early 60's it was from 7150 to 7200. My one and 
>> only crystal then was 7175 kc. You young kids probably don't remember 
>> that. :>)
>  
> 
> Of course, there are some rigs and receivers (I'm thinking Heathkit) that 
> had on a glass drum the 'fone segments in a heavy(ier) black  line, and 
> 7.2 to 7.3Mc were bold'ed.  It couldn't have been long (relativly 
> speaking) from when Phone operation was permitted on 40m.  The only "Class 
> A" bands were 80, 20 and 10m then. 11m was there (don't remember a lot 
> about it, other than it was a ham band at one time, and probably the best 
> DX band hams had) and this was before 15m. 
> 
> Interesting discussion.  I wonder if anyone has a time-line on when the 
> major changes in Ham Radio took place, in regards to rules/operating 
> privledges took place? 
> 
> 40m was a CW only band after WWII until the 50's.  75w DC Input was the 
> Novice power limit.  1kW DC Input (which is MUCH easier to measure than 
> PEP but that's another whole thread in/of itself ;->) for Generals and 
> above, regardless of mode. 
> 
> I've visited a few SSB'er hamshacks lately and some (not all) are running 
> amps that are (according to the supposed 'peak-reading' wattmeters) 
> running 2kW PLUS in output power.  (Not that it *bothers* me, just an 
> observation). 
> 
> I wonder if this is something that's being done all over, or just a 
> 'specific group' of guys who are running the illegal limit? 
> 
> C'mon, man... a pair of 3CX800A7's?  That's 1600w of dissapation, 
> fer-cryin'out-loud!  The right voltage on the plates would make 'em sing 
> to -at least- 2kW pep output.  And some of these dual 4-1000 homebrew amps 
> I hear on the air?  Isn't it the Alpha 8877 amp that runs 2 (not one, but 
> *TWO*) 8877's in the output, EACH with a plate dissapation rating of 
> 1,500w? 
> 
> *shrug* 
> 
> It's nice to remember the old days.  And, yes. the times, they are 
> a'changing.   It's just that I just don't necessarily think some of us 
> hams are changing in a good/positive way.  
> 
> The Law is Always The Law.  It doesn't bend because you run a different 
> mode. The LEGAL output limit is 1500w PEP. 
> 
> 73 = Best Regards,
> -Geoff/W5OMR 
> 
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