I did not file any comments, but a year or two ago I did a bit of
observation on 80 meters on several random weekday winter evenings.
Basically there were no open frequencies in USA phone band. On CW, there
was perhaps one qso every 5 KHz from 3500 to 3580, then a few digital signals,
then a scattering of Canadians on SSB above 3650 or so.
Even in SS, activity no longer gets much above 3575 or so on CW. On SSB, if
you can't get a frequency early and hold onto it, you might as well take a
tune across the band and then go watch television.
The AM guys may have been the ones lobbying, but they got it right.
73 - Jim K8MR
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