|[AMRadio] Fw: GB> 40m SWBC QRM to end 3/29/09... why isnt thisbeing hyped?|
Radio Station KW1I
kw1i at earthlink.net
Tue Mar 10 14:24:34 EDT 2009
Minor correction on the attached: The SW broadcasters are due to vacate
7100-7200 kHz by Mar 29, 2009.
Hopefully many amateur AM stations will fire up on this band segment on Mar
29 to celebrate. Generals can use 7175 kHz and up, Advanced and Extra 7125
kHz and up.
This is the first time in 70 years this frequency segment will be
exclusively amateur radio 24 hours a day! DX stations who formerly had to
work western hemisphere stations split from 7000-7100 kHz, if not already
under temporary authorization, will soon be authorized to operate on
7100-7200 kHz as well.
Here's hoping all the broadcasters comply.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Larry Szendrei" <ne1s at neandertech.com>
To: "AM Reflector" <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
Sent: Tuesday, March 10, 2009 12:56 PM
Subject: [AMRadio] Fw: GB> 40m SWBC QRM to end 3/29/09... why isnt thisbeing
> Forwarding from another list, and relevant to this one...
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "kf6 pqt" <kf6pqt.gb at gmail.com>
> Sent: Tue, March 10, 2009 12:20
> Subject:GB> 40m SWBC QRM to end 3/29/09... why isnt this being hyped?
> As decided by WRC-03, we get the upper part of 40 meters back this
> month, world-wide!
> It almost seems like very few want this information disseminated, I
> almost fell out of my chair after bringing in the latest issue of ER
> in from the mailbox. I thought it was NEXT year.
> Nothing to be found on the ARRL site, except an editorial back in 2000
> proposing the return of the upper part of the band. For every two
> things they do right, it always seems they develop a bad case of
> cephalo-posterioritis on something else, and a lot of the reporting is
> a day late and a dollar short.
> I then spent some time looking through AMfone.net, but they don't seem
> to be discussing it either. Makes me wonder if the saying about
> fone-only operators might be at least partially true: "Without CW, its
> just CB." ;) And maybe they're just fine sitting on one frequency on
> a band that usually goes flat by 10pm.
> The only place I found on the net that has it straight and out in the
> open is Wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/40_meters
> I don't get it... Unless the word gets out, there'll be no one ON the
> upper part of 40m when it opens up! C'mon, this is a BIG deal!
> I'm betting this news is a big surprise to many here, please respond
> to the thread if that is correct.
> Regardless, three Sunday nights from now I'm going to have the DX-100
> fired up on 7290!
> Jason kf6pqt
> AMI #1625 SKCC #3768 FISTS #14233 GQRP #12446
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