Band Plan Summary

ehayes at VNET.IBM.COM ehayes at VNET.IBM.COM
Mon Oct 7 10:53:18 EDT 1996

Last week, I asked for info on band plans for other countries.
Unfortunately, I rec'd more requests for a summary than I did
band plans.  I did learn that most other countries can only use
from 7.0 to 7.1 Mhz on 40M.  Not much info on other bands.  One
person said there were band plans in the ARRL operating manual.
I haven't had a chance to look at that yet.  I did receive one
complete band plan from Dimtri (RW3FO) but have not included it
in this post as it is quite lengthy.  If you would like a copy,
e-mail me and I'll send it to you.

Thanks to those that did respond,

73  Wayne   KC5DVT   ehayes at

>From thompson at (David L. Thompson)  Mon Oct  7 15:20:23 1996
From: thompson at (David L. Thompson) (David L. Thompson)
Date: Mon, 07 Oct 1996 10:20:23 -0400
Subject: Bandplan
Message-ID: <199610071508.LAA11298 at>

At 07:00 AM 10/7/96 +0100, you wrote:
>Hi all,
>I think it shows bad taste to go outside the SSB portion (on 40) says SM7PKK.

Since most of the world outside North America, South America, and VK/ZL only
have 7.0 to 7.1
how can there be a bandplan except for a gentleman's agreement.   The "NEW"
gentlemen's agreement that is forming in that outside of contests seems to be:

CW only 7.0 to 7.04 Mhz
CW and SSB 7.04 to 7.05
Mainly SSB 7.05 to 7.07
SSB and digital 7.07 to 7.095
Mainly SSB 7.095 to 7.1Mhz

Note that only CW has an exclusive band.    The dramatic increase of digital
on the band has done more to force SSB below 7.05 and now 7.04 (in contests)
than anything else.   As a 40 meter phone Dxer/contester with 340 total
countries I feel that SSB stations respect CW much more than many of the
digital ops respect SSB.   I was trying to work a 9M6 last winter when a W7
opened up on packet right on his frequency.  A W6 with packet asked him to
move.  His response..this was a packet frequency and he would not move.

There are illegal Bc stations that operate 7.065 to 7.08 too that make SSB
operation hard at times. 

There can be no bandplan for 40 until the rest of the world can operate the
entire band and we get Broadcast stations to move.   This should be our goal
rather than making it harder for transcontinental SSB QSOs to take place.

Dave K4JRB

>From bernie.mcclenny at (Bernie McClenny, WR3E)  Mon Oct  7 19:13:55 1996
From: bernie.mcclenny at (Bernie McClenny, WR3E) (Bernie McClenny, WR3E)
Date: Mon, 07 Oct 1996 11:13:55 -0700
Subject: Fcc and Vanity(delete if not interested)
References: <214060 at>
Message-ID: <32594863.75DE at>

I agree with Ken and KT$?? (16 year old) If I get my first choice fine if I 
get my last fine ( I only made 8 choices).  If I get none fine.  But K4SB if 
you tick off the FCC and they decided to scrap this thing vanity thing I and 
many others will be extremly disappointed in you.  Yes the FCC and the ARRL 
have really done some stupid things that deal with this subject, but those 
are the rules and it is to late to change them!  Let's just drop the subject 
and wait till we get or don't get our new callsigns.

de Bernie, WR3E 
hopefully W3DX, probably W3UR if not then N3RU N3RU N3JR W3UA N3UA W3AM

ramirezk at wrote:
>     To all of you complaining about the FCC and vanity
> procedures,
>         What mess are you referring to? The FCC is doing it the
> fairest way possible under the circumstances. Just because they
> fouled up your plans of being there first with all those prepaid
> applications doesn't mean that they have done a disservice to
> the rest of us. If my new callsign request is processed first
> I'll be happy. If it is the LAST 610-v to be acted upon I'll be
> happy. If I don't get a callsign change period,oh well. The FCC
>  also said that they wouldn't accept any applications delivered
> before the 23rd of September. You found a loophole and delivered
> them on the 21st. Apparently this little FCC bend of their own
> rules and stipulations wasn't a problem. Don't be selective in
> your rules bending finger pointing. Let them do their job and
> stop pissing them off. You have your 1x2 call. Let the process
> continue and let us all try to get ours. Remember, this whole
> vanity thing is a privilege not a legal right. Privileges can be
> revoked.     Have a good day. Ken KP4XS

Bernie McClenny WR3E (ex WB3JRU)

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>From sevar at (Dal Grande Severino)  Mon Oct  7 16:44:23 1996
From: sevar at (Dal Grande Severino) (Dal Grande Severino)
Date: Mon, 07 Oct 1996 17:44:23 +0200
Subject: Help Dok
Message-ID: <32592557.3975 at>

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Deer OM,
I would like to partecipate for the first time to the Worked All Germany
Contest 19-20 October. Could you, please, send to me the list of the
namies of the Gremany district DOK, Thank you very much.  See you.

Deer OM,
vorrei partecipare per la prima volta al (Worked All Germany Contest)
19/20 ottobre, puoi inviarmi i nomi dei distretti Tedeschi DOK,
grazie. Ciao


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