|[AMRadio] Fw: GB> 40m SWBC QRM to end 3/29/09... why isntthisbeing hyped?|
Brett.Gazdzinski at verizon.net
Tue Mar 10 19:00:10 EDT 2009
I heard about this some time ago.
I wonder what 40 would be like at night, I think it goes real long skip.
I often hear holes at night, after the broadcast clears out I guess, with no
I often hear CW at night in the lower part of the band, seems to be Eastern
half of the US stuff...
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From: "Radio Station KW1I" <kw1i at earthlink.net>
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Subject: Re: [AMRadio] Fw: GB> 40m SWBC QRM to end 3/29/09... why
> 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
> 29 to celebrate. Generals can use 7175 kHz and up, Advanced and Extra
> 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...
>> ----- 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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