Just to remind everyone that the segment 1 800 - 1 810 kHz can also be
used very effectively in ITU Regions 2 (the Americas) and 3 (Asia
Pacific) for split working (especially in contests) since it is not
available to the amateur service in ITU Region 1 (Europe, Africa &
CIS*). To complete the picture there is also a group of countries in
Region 1 which does not have access to 1 810 - 1 830 kHz and a group of
South American countries in Region 2 which does not have access to 1 850
- 2 000 kHz.
Nowadays the band from 1 850 - 2 000 kHz is available in a number of
Region 1 countries but often with reduced power e.g. a mean power level
of 10 dBW.
From a voluntary band planning stand-point, high power SSB in Region 1
is usually located in the range 1 840 - 1 850 kHz (except in
contests!)and CW is almost always in the band 1 810 - 1 840 kHz (except
in contests!). Local (national or regional) SSB QSOs usually occupy the
range 1 850 - 2 000 kHz on a shared basis with non amateur stations.
Sorry if this is all widely known info on the list but probably
worthwhile repeating anyway.
CIS = Commonwealth of Independent States = Former territories of the
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