[AMRadio] AM IARU Region 2 Bandplan


manualman manualman at juno.com
Fri Mar 5 14:45:46 EST 2010


This is irrelevant to the current proposed action on the table. If you
want to write a proposal to the FCC, have at it. It doesn't take a broad
consensus of amateurs to push a proposal before the eyes of the FCC.

Pete, wa2cwa


On Fri, 5 Mar 2010 13:36:07 -0600 "D. Chester" <k4kyv at charter.net>
writes:
> Two, 40m. Although this would take FCC action to correct in the USA, 
> 
> phone/cw segregation should be more closely aligned with that of the 
> other 
> regions. Specifically, in light of the removal of (most) broadcast 
> stations 
> from 7100-7200, the N. American band plan should accommodate phone 
> down AT 
> LEAST to 7100 kHz. (Most other Region 2 countries are already 
> operating 
> phone well below 7100 anyway).
> 
> This would apply immediately to Canada, Mexico and other countries 
> in the 
> Americas, since nearly every country in the world, except for the 
> U.S., long 
> ago phased out government-mandated subbands.
> 
> It is ridiculous that 25% of the newly-vacated frequencies are off 
> limits to 
> US phone operators, yet at best there are hardly ever more than a 
> half dozen 
> or so CW/RTTY/data QSO's on 7100-7125 at any given moment, while 
> 7060-7100 
> remains under-used by U.S. non-phone ops as well. SSB ops are fond 
> of 
> complaining about AM activity in the vicinity of 7160 because of the 
> 
> "limited band space" to operate phone in the newly vacated segment. 
> We need 
> to be thinking of a petition to the FCC to further expand the 40m 
> phone 
> band.
> 
> Don k4kyv
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