[CQ-Contest] 40M reallocation

Pete Smith n4zr at contesting.com
Sat Mar 8 07:24:22 EST 2003

Following is from yesterday's ARRL Letter.  There is a lot more detail in 
the full article on the ARRL's web site:

"With World Radiocommunication Conference 2003 (WRC-03) getting under way
in about three months in Geneva, support is growing for two favorable
proposals to create a 300-kHz worldwide 40-meter allocation. ARRL and the
International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) seek a return to the 300-kHz
allocation that existed worldwide prior to World War II but that now
exists only in the Americas. Delegates to WRC-03 will attempt to
address--and possibly eliminate--the overlap on 40 meters between amateurs
in the Americas (Region 2) and broadcasters elsewhere (Regions 1 and 3)."

At this point, the U.S. Government is not officially supporting any changes 
in this band because of NTIA concerns that a few Federal agencies' backup 
HF communications capabilities would be affected.

73, Pete N4ZR
The World HF Contest Station Database was updated 23 Feb 03.
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