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WIA: The New 630 Meter Band is Now a Reality:

from WIA on December 26, 2012
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Ho, ho, ho! Merry Christmas? Not!  
by AI2IA on December 26, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
So, with the large print they give, and with the fine print they take away!
Let us hope that our own FCC is more generous than these guys!
RE: Ho, ho, ho! Merry Christmas? Not!  
by ZENKI on December 29, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
What a ridiculous power limit for this band.

The Australian FCC dont enforce EMC standards for inverters and switchmode power supplies which radiate higher erp because of the radiation from the power lines in this band. They then go on and give you license conditions that makes operating on the band impossible.

99% of hams will not be able to operate on this band due to the high levels of QRM from poor EMC standards and other QRM.

They might as well not made the band available to the VK hams. This is before you start talking about building a practical efficient antenna. The end result will be like trying to make contacts on a dummy load.

WIA: The New 630 Meter Band is Now a Reality:  
by KF4RQH on January 5, 2013 Mail this to a friend!
Who's got room for a 1000 foot dipole at any hight.
WIA: The New 630 Meter Band is Now a Reality:  
by N0NZG on January 7, 2013 Mail this to a friend!
So do you need about 1kw at the shack to have an EIRP of about 5 watts. I am not kidding here. Performance of any " practical" antenna has got to be very poor on this band. Makes a 160 meter mobile rig really shine. I can't wait for the Isotron antenna for this band that is "only" 20 foot tall.
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