TU2T expedtion and US hams on 40 meters - out of the band!
Currently, TU2T, an expedition to the Ivory Coast is working 40 meters on 7.122 listening 5 up. This means that any US station transmitting LSB on 7.127 is actually transmitting out of the 40 meters SSB band segment for USA hams. It's amazing that the US hams don't realize this. More amazing is the expedition hams that don't even realize this and didn't make a point to listen higher in the 40 meter band to work US hams.
Where is Riley when we need him!!
Heck,... Just call 'em on cw & you'll be O.K. (& he might get the hint)
Originally Posted by W4PG
According to the IARU region 1 bandplan this is fine: all modes allowed.
According tot he IARU region 2 bandplan this is fine too: all modes allowed.
So what is your problem with the DXpedition operators? Don't expect every one to intimately know the FCC mandated bandplan for US hams. In the rest of the world bandplans are just that: plans, not binding in any way.
And if you can't work them legally now then wait for tomorrow and work them on another band or in another mode. It's only a hobby, remember?
1kc? Come on man get a life.
Originally Posted by W4PG
Work them anyway everyone else did I have them on several bands was a new one for me made 286 worked.
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I sucked in my gut and spoke softly and just squeaked in under 2kc's.
Some people would cite someone for speeding for doing 31 in a 30 zone.
Originally Posted by W4AFB
This fellow ought to look at the CB band, a few might be running 5.0000001 watts?
Considering the vast number of US hams, they might be operating "down there" (it isn't "down there" for me!) deliberately to give the rest of the world a chance!
"Only in silence the word, only in dark the light, only in dying life: bright the hawk's flight on the empty sky."
Well, I did not lose any sleep over this, for sure! But, the US SSB privilege is from 7.125 to 7.300. We cannot operate SSB below 7.125. Technically, that means all aspects of my SSB signal are supposed to be within the band. Since SSB is about 3 kHz wide, if I plant my VFO right on 7.127 LSB, part of my signal will be out of the band. I"m guessing a majority of hams operating today don't really know this. I personally never plant my VFO on LSB below 7.128. But hey, to each his own!
Originally Posted by PA2BX
Sure, it's a minor issue and not much to get worked up over, but I remember the days when one who did that risked the wrath of the Official Observer, not to mention the FCC!
I have TU on 40 meters, but see they are currently on 10 meters, where I don't have them confirmed. Gotta go!! :-)
Maybe the DX station does not want to work US hams. And as has been said, more likely they aren't concerned about band plans and don't care if US hams operate out of their band.
And btw the OO system is still alive and at work, and cards still do go out.