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From: (Phil Duff)
Date: Sun, 20 Jan 2002 18:59:54 +0000
At 05:57 1/20/2002 -0800, Larry L Moore wrote:

>The VP8 guys made a very smart move on 20 meters ssb.
>They decided to transmit on 14.145, which is legal there, and recieve on
>14.200- up. Why was this spread smart??
>Because it gets rid of all the crazies/policemen/drunks. They know they
>are just in the noise at 14.195 but OUT OF BAND they stand out like a
>sore thumb, are clearly operating illegally-- and will shortly be
>identified. If they "jam" in the pileup nobody knows so thats no fun.

This is exactly why this transmit freq was suggested to the VP8 team.

Transmitting on current "usual" DXpedition freqs of 14195, 21295 , etc is
a relic of when the 20m US phone band ended at 14200 and DX would
call 5 khz below the US phone band edge.

Why expeditions never migrated their transmit freqs below the new expanded 
US phone
bands is a mystery to me.

Seems it will certainly reduce the problems so common in recent years and 
should make
it easier to copy their signals.

73 Phil NA4M

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