tech portion of 1o meter band
i was wondering if some one could tell me what modes sre allowed in the tech portion of the 10 meter ban i know there is cw but what about fm am lsb and usb
AM and FM are not permitted. CW is allowed anywhere. LSB and USB permitted between 28.3 and 28.5. Data is allowed below 28.3 in the tech portion.
Originally Posted by KC2USH
thanks very much
Originally Posted by K7JEM
As a practical matter, nobody uses LSB on 10 meters, so there's no particularly good reason for you to be first. But it's perfectly legal.
As others have pointed out, a technician can't do AM or FM on 10 meters.
You really should have a printed copy of the rules and regs to refer to. The ARRL website offers a copy for sale and other sources exist.. Get one !
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You know, it never really made sense to me that techs were allowed ssb and not fm on 10m. You would think that it would be the opposite beings the tech license is geared more toward repeater use. Just an observation, carry on.
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There seems to be some serious political opposition to this idea.
Originally Posted by KB3LAZ
During the last restructuring rule making, I proposed in my comments that wide FM be allowed down to 28.7 or 28.8 Mhz., and FCC actually responded to the comment. They said "NO". There really wasn't any justification for the "NO", other than they didn't agree.
Even during the last sunspot peak, the frequencies between 28.8 Mhz. and 29.0 were very lightly used. I don't believe we need any more 10 meter repeaters, but it would be nice to have another section of the band where we could operate FM. I think a lot of FM simplex users have moved down into the satellite band on 10, and while we don't have any birds currently using it, it will make things difficult in the future if we do.
But, it's not rocket science to get a General so you can operate on 10 FM, either, and even without the Techs, when the band is open, there's plenty of activity. It's starting to look like F-skip on 10 may be spotty at best during the next sunspot cycle, so the whole argument may be moot. 15 may be king for the next 8-10 years.
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