[CQ-Contest] band plan definition - LSB vs USB

Tom W8JI w8ji at w8ji.com
Wed Oct 3 19:40:44 EDT 2012

> Just some comments. Regarding the LSB (and LSB was specifically mentioned)
> limit, if some signal gets out below the phone band limit, it is still in 
> a
> ham band and does not interfere with other services.

While the FCC doesn't enforce things like they used to, you would get a 
citation in a heartbeat if your sideband stuck down outside the phone area. 
It is still illegal today.

The FCC does NOT and never has considered the "carrier" frequency as the 
operating frequency on suppressed carrier. They never have allowed audible 
modulation products to extend outside the authorized frequency range of a 

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