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MF and LF demo for Field Day 2017:

john (KB5NJD) on June 13, 2017
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Several amateurs with Part 5 experimental licenses for MF and LF will be transmitting Field Day greetings on medium wave and long wave throughout the ARRL's Field Day, June 24 and 25. These station include as of June 13 but are not limited to:

Participant updates and operational status will be posted and updated at

Stations at Field Day sites are encouraged to use their HF rigs with general coverage receivers capable of the receiving below the AM broadcast band and whatever antennas they might have on site to listen for these stations and others (HF dipoles and verticals are probably best, antenna tuners in bypass). Reports are very much appreciated and can be sent to the respective station operators, but stations are also encouraged to enter reports at AND take advantage of potential Field Day points by sending NTS traffic to the ARRL to let them know who was heard. (10-points per message up to 100 points). The ARRL's contact information is 225 Main St., Newington, CT 06111, 860 594 0200.

This event has been organized to promote awareness of the new MF and LF amateur allocations ahead of opening of the bands to hams in the US. Its an opportunity where hams and ham gear come together for a fun weekend and we hope to add yet another layer to the mix.

73 and have a safe, happy and fun Field Day weekend!


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MF and LF demo for Field Day 2017:  
by W8LV on June 14, 2017 Mail this to a friend!
I wonder how long it takes something such as this to get put in the Federal Register, which I understand will open up these two bands to all of us in actuality?
MF and LF demo for Field Day 2017:  
by KB8LZG on June 15, 2017 Mail this to a friend!
Other things have to happen first.

The Utilities Telecom Council (UTC) has to bless each and every one of the hams that want to use it. BUT they were against it from the very start and continue to be against its use by the armature community (hams).

But they're OK with it now because they now have the total control of the processes.

What is the saying, something about the fox guarding the hen house.

In the REPORT AND ORDER I see no where you have any redress if you are denied access to the band or if they even have to acknowledge your notification.

I can see this opening a whole new can of worms.

I hope these issues will be ironed out before the band is opened up, but I'm not going to hold my breath.

see below:

"The notification requirement will entail notifying
UTC of the operatorís call sign and
coordinates of the proposed stationís location for
confirmation that the location is outside the one
kilometer separation distance, or the relevant PLC
system is not transmitting on the requested bands.
UTC, which maintains a database of PLC systems
must respond to the notification within 30 days if
it objects.
If UTC raises no objection, amateur radio
operators may commence operations on the band
identified in their notification. The Wireless
Telecommunications Bureau will issue a public notice
providing the details for filing notifications with
UTC. "
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