Topband: JA 160 changes - FYI

Jim McDonald jim at
Tue Mar 31 13:34:21 EDT 2020

>From the Society of Midwest Contesters reflector.


Jim N7US


From: SMC <smc-bounces at> On Behalf Of Bob, N5RP
Sent: Tuesday, March 31, 2020 12:06
To: SMC Reflector <smc at>
Subject: [SMC] JA 160 changes - FYI


Here is QST about JA band plan to be expand.


On March 11th Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications replied for
public comments about expanding bandwidth 160m and 80m.

Current JA's band plan about 160m

1810-1825 CW

1907.5-1912.5 CW and DATA


1800-1810 All Mode

1825-1875 All Mode

Yes, All mode means not only data, phone as well. No need big split QSO with
FT8 anymore.

The starting date didn't announce yet but I guess before CQWW this year.

Please prepare the first SSB QSO with JA and me.


73 and take care.






Bob, N5RP

N5RP at <mailto:N5RP at> 


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