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Author Topic: Why no CW on 60m?  (Read 362 times)
KQ6UP
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« on: January 02, 2008, 07:17:06 PM »

What was  the reasoning behind  disallowing  the use of CW on 60m?

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W3LK
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« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2008, 08:37:09 PM »

In short, because all the 60m meter frequencies belong to the NTIA, not the FCC, and all 60m NTIA users (primarily the US military) are USB-only.

Hams are secondary users and have the frequencies on a non-interference basis and the primary users have to be able to contact the secondary users and tell them to clear the frequency if there is an interference issue.

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Lon - W3LK
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« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2008, 05:47:38 AM »

And here I thought it was to keep the SSB crowd happy since the CW/digital folks got 30 meters where SSB is not allowed!

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« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2008, 06:15:47 AM »

It would be nice to get more CW only bands, especially they way 80 meters CW and some of 40 CW has been raped and pillaged. General Class license holders can barely use CW on 80 meters at all.
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« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2008, 03:17:53 PM »

That is one of the great things about getting your extra, you won't have to put up with some of the "problems" in the upper parts of mainly 80 meters.

I have been operating CW for about a year now and I love it, It is a great mode. If you get tired of the lids, simply move away or try a new band. 30 meters is a great WARC band for dx and the lids seem to never hang around there!



73 de Calvin K0DXC 13 yrs old
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