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[CQ-Contest] 160m band plan

Subject: [CQ-Contest] 160m band plan
From: jon.zaimes@dol.net (Jon Zaimes AA1K)
Date: Tue Oct 29 11:11:17 2002

Regardless of the FCC position, it is still the band plan and lots of us
still abide by it. Hopefully everyone will.

I passed up dozens of QSOs from DX that were operating simplex below 1843
this weekend, and I know many other 160 meter ops followed the same
practice. DX stations need to be aware that they are sacrificing QSOs by
not listening above 1843 for stateside.

BTW I heard many Europeans and others operating transceive above 1843 --
now if conditions had only cooperated!

73/Jon AA1K

>From ARRL Letter 10/26 quoting Riley Hollingsworth:


>Hollingsworth says that operation that does not comply with a generally
>accepted band plan such as ARRL's is not illegal. He points out,
>however, that band plans--to the extent that they're followed--do help
>to keep down friction among various users and make his job a lot easier.

>"I don't consider it a big deal. I was just trying to raise awareness,"
>he said, adding that the FCC has no intention of making band plan
>compliance mandatory.

>so now we can do ssb below 1843??????????

>I wish someone would make up our minds.

>David Robbins K1TTT

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