Topband: RTTY on 160 meters
w7jw at charter.net
Thu Dec 4 09:00:09 EST 2014
When I completed my 160m RTTY WAS it was almost all on 1808, with the rest
of the QSOs on or near 1838. However, there wasn't as much digital activity
back then (2009-2010) as there is today. I would avoid the 1838-40 range as
that's where the JT65, JT9 and PSK guys hang out and instead suggest the
1835-37 range for RTTY.
73 Jeff W7JW
From: Tim Shoppa
Sent: Thursday, December 04, 2014 7:10 AM
To: KE1F Lou
Cc: topBand List
Subject: Re: Topband: RTTY on 160 meters
1800-1810 recommendation is from ARRL. Not regulation, just recommendation.
RTTY in this segment is very rare and almost all I have ever heard is the
centennial W1AW/portables. Many but not all W1AW/portable activations who
do 160M RTTY are sticking to the recommendation. Also in 1800-1810 you will
find some domestic CW. http://www.arrl.org/band-plan
Most EU entities have restrictions and aren't allowed below 1810.
There certainly is some multi-tone digital mode I hear a lot around
1835-1840, maybe JT65.
On Thu, Dec 4, 2014 at 6:42 AM, KE1F Lou <lmecseri at cfl.rr.com> wrote:
> The reason I am asking that an experienced operator told me that RTTY mode
> restricted bellow 1.810Mc
> There is no FCC rule and I can't find any "recommendation" such as the DX
> I am just wondering about the source of this 1.810 comment.
> 73 Lou KE1F
> On 12/3/2014 9:28 PM, Tim Shoppa wrote:
>> Are you asking because of the upcoming TARA RTTY Melee that seems to
>> include 160M?
>> Many band plans (e.g. ARRL's) show RTTY concentrating in 1.80-1.81.
>> I have 15 RTTY 160M QSO's in my log almost all from W1AW/portables this
>> year. They tend to cluster in 1.805-1.810 and 1.840-1.845. But with ARRL
>> 160M going on in same weekend as TARA RTTY Melee, and how the entire
>> 50-80 kc of 160M will be occupied for sure, those normally free spots
>> be in high demand by CW contesters.
>> Tim N3QE
>> On Wed, Dec 3, 2014 at 8:42 PM, KE1F Lou <lmecseri at cfl.rr.com> wrote:
>> Is there an officially designated frequency band for RTTY operation in
>>> 73 Lou KE1F
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