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Author Topic: New Ham Band Moves Step Closer -- 472 <<<kHz>>>  (Read 2850 times)
K0OD
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« on: February 06, 2012, 09:29:15 PM »

From ARRL.org

"02/03/2012

While two hurdles still remain to be cleared, the effort to gain a new amateur medium frequency (MF) allocation reached a major milestone on Thursday, February 2 at the 2012 World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-12) in Geneva, Switzerland.

According to ARRL Chief Executive Officer David Sumner, K1ZZ, a Sub Working Group dealing with Agenda Item 1.23: “To consider an allocation of about 15 kHz in parts of the band 415-526.5 kHz to the Amateur Service on a secondary basis, taking into account the need to protect existing services.” In a series of 12 meetings over a 10-day period from the beginning of the WRC on January 23, this group has worked to resolve differences among various proposals for an amateur allocation between the proponents and opponents of an allocation."

http://www.arrl.org/news/amateur-allocation-at-472-khz-moves-a-step-closer-to-acceptance
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WA7KGX
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« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2012, 03:52:33 PM »

German hams are now allowed  472-479 kHz with up to 800 Hz bandwidth.
WSPR contacts are being made.

When will the FCC act?
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AC5UP
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« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2012, 09:01:27 PM »

...I want to run QRO on 455 kHz!
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« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2012, 07:39:03 AM »

Gives new meaning to direct conversion.
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W8AAZ
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« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2012, 06:59:27 AM »

Antenna efficiency probably sucks for most setups, but finally a band where cheap RG 58 probably will have negligable losses in long runs!
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AC6IJ
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« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2012, 06:50:16 PM »

 There is hardly anyone on the existing repeaters in my area and now they give us another band?HuhHuh Bill
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N4CR
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« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2012, 07:07:21 PM »

There is hardly anyone on the existing repeaters in my area and now they give us another band?HuhHuh Bill

This is below the BC band. Khz, not Mhz. LF, not UHF.
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« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2012, 02:41:06 PM »

Exactly, another band.
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N4CR
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« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2012, 07:07:50 PM »

Exactly, another band.

Another band where propagation characteristics are different than any band we have at this time. I don't see how this is a negative. If you don't want to use it, that's ok with nearly everyone.

I'm going to try it and the repeaters are super busy in Orlando. I just don't understand where the intersection of those two thoughts is...
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