Discussion in 'Survey Center' started by N5PVL, Mar 13, 2012.
How do you feel about 60 meters?
None of the voting choices fit..how about, "so screwed up with ARRL hearsay and poorly written FCC technical definitions of allowable modes that I do not want to operate there."?
I love it and operate there regularly.
One of the better phone bands.
Non of the above , again .
I have a couple of HF rigs , have tuned there to look for trafic , but never heard anything .
I should get around to programing those frequencies in so that it is easier to check , I quit looking because with out hearing anything so far and a little bit of a pain in the --- , I do not bother .
Also my station is not set up for working well below 40m , Butternut HF-9 , manual tuner .
Going to do some maintenance / adjustments , now that its warmed up , thats a bad excuse , never really got cold this yrs , spoiled from global warming .
I don't like the idea of HF Ham Bands on CHANNELS! We should have a frequency RANGE, not channels. Don't know why in the world they came up with this channel nonsense!
Because those 5 freqs are interleaved with other, non-amateur stations (I heard three of those last night tuning between the channels). It was either channels or nothing.
I didn't check any of the poll choices. I haven't tried 60-meters yet, but I think it could be a great asset for wide-area net operations during hurricane or other widespread weather situations. The few channelized frequencies might serve keep the masses away and lessen interference down.
But as to regular hamming, rag chewing, etc., no thanks. The NTIA mandated rules don't seem to make it a great place for that. I'll keep my distance for now.
I say none of the above also. I don't operate there. But, I don't think we should ever give up band space.
If / when Yaesu gets around to creating updates for the FT-817ND and the FT-450D I'll probably look into doing digital on 60m. Otherwise I may just stop in from time to time and see if I can work a station or two on phone.
I heard those 60 mtr channels are allocated to HAM as interoperability between amateur and Federal agencies or military, may be 60 mtr should be only used as emergency practice or during emergency.