|[AMRadio] Fw: GB> 40m SWBC QRM to end 3/29/09... why isnt thisbeing hyped?|
tvictor at attglobal.net
Tue Mar 10 15:58:48 EDT 2009
I was a member of the US delegation to WRC-03 when this issue was discussed
in Geneva. Regardless of what one thinks of the ARRL, it was the ARRL that
spearheaded getting the SW broadcasters out of the 40m band. Led by
delegate member Paul Rinaldo W4RI of the ARRL, this issue was fought in the
ITU's committee. Paul had his stuff together and rallied support - it was
ironic that it took the US to deal with the European SW broadcasting lobby
(and the US lobby, too!), which is a strong organization, politically and
economically. European amateurs benefit greatly - maybe moreso than us US
hams. Restoring the 40m band exclusively to worldwide amateur use was one of
the clear-cut victories in frequency spectrum management that the US
experienced at that conference. (The reasons why the SW broadcasters were
there in the first place is an interesting story in itself.) Thanks, Paul!
On Tue, Mar 10, 2009 at 2:24 PM, Radio Station KW1I <kw1i at earthlink.net>wrote:
> 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
> > Forwarding from another list, and relevant to this one...
> > 73,
> > -Larry/NE1S
> > ----- 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!
> > 73,
> > Jason kf6pqt
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