[CQ-Contest] IARU R2 band plan discussions

Henk Remijn hremijn at xs4all.nl
Mon Mar 29 10:41:39 PDT 2010

In last weeks ARRL letter 
(http://www.arrl.org/arrlletter/?issue=2010-03-25), they mention the 
upcoming discussion about the IARU R2 band plan.
They ask for input from their members.

I would be wise for contesting ARRL members to let their Band Planning 
Commitee know that there are contesters who want to use frequencies, 
otherwise the nets will get the allocations.
This happened in R1 thanks to the RSGB who proposed just the lower 25kHz 
of 40m to allow for contests.

Also the definition of "Contest Preferred" is not clear to most member 
societies. Some of them translate this to "contests are only allowed in 
contest preferred segments" instead of "contest should take place 
preferable in the contest preferred segments".

It would also be nice to see that the band plans would be better 
harmonized between regions.

73 Henk PA5KT

Henk Remijn
email: hremijn at xs4all.nl
www: www.remijn.net

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