[CQ-Contest] IARU R2 band plan discussions
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
email: hremijn at xs4all.nl
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