[AMRadio] Phone band expansion


Jim Wilhite w5jo at brightok.net
Thu Oct 12 16:10:40 EDT 2006


Could the reason for the DX window from 3.780-3.8 be because some ITU 
regions are not be licensed to operate above 3.8?  I remember when even the 
US stations couldn't go below 3.8.  So given, couldn't the DX window be 
moved to the low end of the band?

Not that I suggest upsetting some SSBer's apple cart, but now that U.S. hams 
can go all the way to 3.6, that gives a lot of space for DX operation.  In 
fact, we might see a lot of cross region operation, and with the growing 
popularity of AM on the European continent, we might actually hear some AM 
DX on the band this winter.

73  Jim
W5JO




> Hi Jim,
>
> Although you don't specifically mention it --- like someone else did
> previously --- I think it would be MOST foolhardy for any AM'er to plop
> himself down & start with the ol' buzzardry stuff in the vicinity of 
> 3.780-
> & 3.8-MHz...yeah, the traditional DX window...
>
> It's not always for the benefit of domestic SSB'ers that such windows
> exist --- in many cases, DX stations have but a sliver of spectrum space 
> on
> some bands that's available/useable: North American DX-types have tried to
> accommodate them through these windows. The DX stations benefit from these
> arrangements just as much as the W/K/VE crowd does.
>
> I think the last thing anyone would want to incur is the wrath of the 
> entire
> global DX community coming down upon them, merely because it's their
> "...legal right" to do something!
>
> ~73~ Eddy VE3CUI - VE3XZ
>





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