[AMRadio] 40M

manualman manualman at juno.com
Mon Sep 21 12:21:49 EDT 2009

Amateurs operating in IARU Region 1 can't operate above 3.8 MHz and
amateurs in IARU Region 3 can't operate above 3.9 Mhz.  So, to be more
consistant with the rest of the world, if you 're going to petition the
FCC for more U. S. phone space on 40 meters to be more consistant "with
the rest of the world", you should also agree that the petition should
also include removal of at least the top 100 KHz of 3.5 MHz from use by
all U. S. amateurs in IARU Region 2.  i.e. Just to fair and consistant
with many countries in the rest of the world.

Of course, we have beat this dead horse several times already.

Pete, wa2cwa

On Mon, 21 Sep 2009 10:45:44 -0500 "D. Chester" <k4kyv at charter.net>
> To the SSB DX chasers who gripe about AM on 7160 taking up too much 
> of their 
> precious DX space, my reply is that they should petition the FCC to 
> extend 
> the phone band down to 7100 or 7075 kHz.  There is very little US 
> or data activity above 7060, and when 7075-7125 is not vacantly 
> lying idle, 
> it becomes filled with foreign SSB. It is totally ridiculous that 
> the 
> continental USA remains the only country in the world restricted 
> from 
> operating phone in the prime DX segment.  Some die-hard CW 
> enthusiasts want 
> to hold on to that portion of the "CW band" at all costs, come hell 
> or high 
> water, but my response to them is "use it or lose it".  I rarely 
> hear more 
> than two or three simultaneous CW signals or QSO's in that whole 50 
> kHz 
> segment.
> Maybe the AM community should consider submitting our own petition 
> to the 
> FCC, but I would suggest waiting to see just how the 40m activity 
> pans out 
> this season, so we could formulate something well though-out, based 
> on real 
> observations, not just speculation over what "might" be.
> Don k4kyv

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