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Author Topic: CW Band Plan Freq  (Read 1071 times)
TORESTEEN
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« on: March 22, 2002, 09:06:53 AM »

Is it ok to use these freqs for CW?

80m: 3.709, 3.716, 3.735, 3.735

40m: 7.032, 7.038, 7.117, 7.140

I can't find them listed in the "band plans".  I only have crystal controlled xmitters and these are the crystals I have.

73

Tony

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WB2WIK
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« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2002, 12:00:11 PM »

7032 and 7038 are perfect, in the "General" part of the band and high enough up that it's mostly QRPers working there.  Good choices.

7117 and 7140 are in the old "Novice" subband.  There's some CW activity there, but I think you probably won't find much.  There is a big campaign to reduce or eliminate the Novice CW subband and extend the phone portion of 40m down to 7125 or so...this may or may not happen, but I wouldn't be surprised if it did.

3709, 3716 and 3735 are all in the old "Novice" 80m subband.  Ditto comments above.  Assuming you have a General class license, you'd be far better off down around 3535-3550 where there's a lot of activity, and a lot of QRPers.

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N7DM
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« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2002, 11:21:20 PM »

Sadly, I completely agree  with your comments about where you are likely to find CW QSOs.

I might say, though, that a lot of Hams are beginning to use the term "CW Sub-band"....implying that there is a CW part and a Other part.  They need to be reminded that  A L L  ham frequencies are CW frequencies !   A couple years ago I was in a QSO on 20 meters...on a very busy day.  We finally said "nuts to this", and QSYed up to around 14285....where we continued a nice conversational speed QSO. I seriously doubt the adjacent Phone Ops even knew we were there. I stayed in wide-IF so I could tell if anybody really got 'hot'...they never did !!

73   "dm"

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KC8SKX
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« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2002, 09:43:57 AM »

Five percent of Ham Operators use cw about 20 percent of the time...........give them 2 percent of the bandwidth......its coming
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