[CQ-Contest] Wk HS ssb on 80/160 special freqs

Charles Harpole hs0zcw at gmail.com
Wed Mar 4 17:37:51 EST 2015

Thailand hams, HS and E2, continue to be limited to the lower 25kc of both
the 80 and 160 meter bands, but operations there can be any mode including

I guess this just about puts Thailand out of the running because world
stations are unlikely to tune there to find HS on SSB and prop is very
variable, too.

Sadly, although Thailand's NBTC (like FCC) has approved new bands, such as
3.5-3.6, all of 160, and part of 6 meters, the Thailand military has
superseded that civilian authority and blocked these additions for an
indeterminate time.  Thailand has over 300,000 licensed hams, second in
numbers to JA, and some are upgrading to HF from being trapped on half of
two meters only.

Our national ham club, RAST, has struggled valiantly to get the NBTC
approval.  There is hope for improvements.


Charly, HS0ZCW

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