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Author Topic: 40 Meters and Foreign Broadcasts  (Read 877 times)
W3DDF
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« on: March 12, 2009, 12:58:02 PM »

I know I am probably the only one to not know this until now (been out of ham radio since 1995) but I just read in the March issue of QST that on March 29th that the foreign broadcasters are moving out of the 40 meter band. At least from most of it.  Will be interesting to see if that actually happens and how the band will be afterwards.  Hopefully much better.
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N5LRZ
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« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2009, 02:36:16 PM »

As you mentioned in your statemet, the foreign broadcasters should be moving out of parts but not all of the 40 meter band utilized by the Amateurs in the US.

What will happen will probably be just more use of the band during the PM hours.  

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« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2009, 12:26:10 PM »

I concur with the March 2009 'AM International Update' ER magazine article. In addition to 7290, two more spots for AM operation after March 29, 2009 make sense.
Restoring 7160 as the historic AM frequency is a great idea. For the General class gang, something like 7185 looks promising too.
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KB1LKR
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« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2009, 12:12:20 PM »

The Region 1 41m short wave broadcast band bottom edge is moving from 7100 kHz to 7200 kHz, so in the US, generals will soon have 7175-7200 clear for phone (7125-7200 for advanced & extras) plus 7100-7125 will be clear for CW etc.
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« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2009, 12:20:22 AM »

Assuming that they do move......The motto of broadcasters seem to be 'It's better to send than to receive'. There will be some rogues for a while, besides the countries who footnoted.
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N6NKN
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« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2009, 08:54:57 AM »

WC4R:

You can forget 7.185. The folks who county hunt have run everyone else off that frequency.

Rick N6NKN
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W8AAZ
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« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2009, 09:22:35 AM »

How about this-make up fictitious counties in diverse states and blow their minds. It will be nice to not be run off of 40 in the evenings when you will have the opportunity to work some stuff beyond 2-500 miles for a change, with no carriers. Maybe there will be more activity at the top end of the band in the eves, now.  
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W1XZ
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« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2009, 08:06:02 AM »

Now this is a GREAT idea.  Faux County in Maine here...you're 55 rifle shots here, over.
I love the band but stay on CW, but now that things are thinning out I started listening to the phone segment and was amazed by the absurd nets that are on 40.  Why are amateurs so fascinated by having numbers assigned to them and checking into a net, and getting in line to work a station that has a number and bonus points...as Jerry Seinfeld would say..."what's that all about?"
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« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2009, 10:14:46 PM »

"Why are amateurs so fascinated by having numbers assigned to them and checking into a net,"

People like to be in clubs, even odd ones.
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Dan
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