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!
>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
>so now we can do ssb below 1843??????????
>I wish someone would make up our minds.
>David Robbins K1TTT