[AMRadio] 3.878 & 3.892


kenw2dtc kenw2dtc at comcast.net
Tue May 8 16:16:25 EDT 2007


"I had enough of it and told him that if he didn't quit talking over others 
in our QSO that I would just move up to 92 and do the same thing to him on 
SSB.  Well, things escalated, and Win/W5WM and myself did exactly that.  I 
turned my Henry 3K export on full bore and moved to 92 SSB and so did Win."

Sometimes it's easier to just turn the dial:

160 Meters

  General, Advanced, Amateur Extra licensees:
    1.800-2.000 MHz: CW, Phone, Image, RTTY/Data
80 Meters

  Novice and Technician classes:
    3.525-3.600 MHz: CW Only
  General class:
    3.525-3.600 MHz: CW, RTTY/Data
    3.800-4.000 MHz: CW, Phone, Image
  Advanced class:
    3.525-3.600 MHz: CW, RTTY/Data
    3.700-4.000 MHz: CW, Phone, Image
  Amateur Extra class:
    3.500-3.600 MHz: CW, RTTY/Data
    3.600-4.000 MHz: CW, Phone, Image

60 Meters: Five Specific Channels

The FCC has granted hams secondary access on USB only to five discrete 
2.8-kHz-wide channels. Amateurs can not cause inference to and must accept 
interference from the Primary Government users. The NTIA says that hams 
planning to operate on 60 meters "must assure that their signal is 
transmitted on the channel center frequency." This means that amateurs 
should set their carrier frequency 1.5 kHz lower than the channel center 
frequency.


General, Advanced and Amateur Extra classes:

      Channel Center
     Amateur Tuning Frequency

      5332 kHz
     5330.5 kHz

      5348 kHz
     5346.5 kHz

      5368 kHz
     5366.5 kHz

      5373 kHz
     5371.5 kHz

      5405 kHz (common US/UK)
     5403.5 kHz



Amateurs may use USB *only* with a maximum effective radiated power (ERP) of 
50 W. Radiated power must not exceed the equivalent of 50 W PEP transmitter 
output power into an antenna with a gain of 0 dBd. For details, see the 60 
Meter FAQ page.

40 Meters

  Novice and Technician classes:
    7.025-7.125 MHz: CW Only
  General class:
    7.025-7.125 MHz: CW, RTTY/Data
    7.175-7.300 MHz: CW, Phone, Image
  Advanced class:
    7.025-7.125 MHz: CW, RTTY/Data
    7.125-7.300 MHz: CW, Phone, Image

  Amateur Extra class:
    7.000-7.125 MHz: CW, RTTY/Data
    7.125-7.300 MHz: CW, Phone, Image
Note: Phone and Image modes are permitted between 7.075 and 7.100 MHz for 
FCC licensed stations in ITU Regions 1 and 3 and by FCC licensed stations in 
ITU Region 2 West of 130 degrees West longitude or south of 20 degrees North 
latitude. See Section 97.307(f)(11). Novice and Technician licensees outside 
ITU Region 2 may use CW only between 7.050 and 7.075 MHz. See Section 
97.301(e). These exemptions do not apply to stations in the continental US.


30 Meters
Maximum power, 200 watts PEP. Amateurs must avoid interference to the fixed 
service outside the US.


  General, Advanced, Amateur Extra classes:
    10.100-10.150 MHz: CW, RTTY/Data
20 Meters

  General class:
    14.025-14.150 MHz: CW, RTTY/Data
    14.225-14.350 MHz: CW, Phone, Image
  Advanced class:
    14.025-14.150 MHz: CW, RTTY/Data
    14.175-14.350 MHz: CW, Phone, Image
  Amateur Extra class:
    14.000-14.150 MHz: CW, RTTY/Data
    14.150-14.350 MHz: CW, Phone, Image
17 Meters

  General, Advanced, Amateur Extra classes:
    18.068-18.110 MHz: CW, RTTY/Data
    18.110-18.168 MHz: CW, Phone, Image
15 Meters

  Novice and Technician classes:
    21.025-21.200 MHz: CW Only
  General class:
    21.025-21.200 MHz: CW, RTTY/Data
    21.275-21.450 MHz: CW, Phone, Image
  Advanced class:
    21.025-21.200 MHz: CW, RTTY/Data
    21.225-21.450 MHz: CW, Phone, Image
  Amateur Extra class:
    21.000-21.200 MHz: CW, RTTY/Data
    21.200-21.450 MHz: CW, Phone, Image

12 Meters

  General, Advanced, Amateur Extra classes:
    24.890-24.930 MHz: CW, RTTY/Data
    24.930-24.990 MHz: CW, Phone, Image

10 Meters

  Novice and Technician classes:
    28.000-28.300 MHz: CW, RTTY/Data--Maximum power 200 watts PEP
    28.300-28.500 MHz: CW, Phone--Maximum power 200 watts PEP
  General, Advanced, Amateur Extra classes:
    28.000-28.300 MHz: CW, RTTY/Data
    28.300-29.700 MHz: CW, Phone, Image
6 Meters

  All Amateurs except Novices:
    50.0-50.1 MHz: CW Only
    50.1-54.0 MHz: CW, Phone, Image, MCW, RTTY/Data

2 Meters

  All Amateurs except Novices:
  144.0-144.1 MHz: CW Only
  144.1-148.0 MHz: CW, Phone, Image, MCW, RTTY/Data

1.25 Meters
The FCC has allocated 219-220 MHz to amateur use on a secondary basis. This 
allocation is only for fixed digital message forwarding systems operated by 
all licensees except Novices. Amateur operations must not cause interference 
to, and must accept interference from, primary services in this and adjacent 
bands. Amateur stations are limited to 50 W PEP output and 100 kHz 
bandwidth. Automated Maritime Telecommunications Systems (AMTS) stations are 
the primary occupants in this band. Amateur stations within 398 miles of an 
AMTS station must notify the station in writing at least 30 days prior to 
beginning operations. Amateur stations within 50 miles of an AMTS station 
must get permission in writing from the AMTS station before beginning 
operations. ARRL Headquarters maintains a database of AMTS stations. The FCC 
requires that amateur operators provide written notification including the 
station's geographic location to the ARRL for inclusion in a database at 
least 30 days before beginning operations. See Section 97.303(e) of the FCC 
Rules.

  Novice (Novices are limited to 25 watts PEP output), Technician, General, 
Advanced, Amateur Extra classes:
    222.00-225.00 MHz: CW, Phone, Image, MCW, RTTY/Data
70 Centimeters

  All Amateurs except Novices:
    420.0-450.0 MHz: CW, Phone, Image, MCW, RTTY/Data
33 Centimeters

  All Amateurs except Novices:
    902.0-928.0 MHz: CW, Phone, Image, MCW, RTTY/Data
23 Centimeters

  Novice class:
    1270-1295 MHz: CW, phone, Image, MCW, RTTY/Data (maximum power, 5 watts 
PEP)

  All Amateurs except Novices:
    1240-1300 MHz: CW, Phone, Image, MCW, RTTY/Data
Higher Frequencies:

All modes and licensees (except Novices) are authorized on the following 
bands [FCC Rules, Part 97.301(a)]:


  2300-2310 MHz
  2390-2450 MHz
  3300-3500 MHz
  5650-5925 MHz
  10.0-10.5 GHz
  24.0-24.25 GHz
  47.0-47.2 GHz
  75.5-81.0 GHz*
  119.98-120.02 GHz
  142-149 GHz
  241-250 GHz
  All above 300 GHz
  73,
  Ken W2DTC 




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