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View Poll Results: How do you feel about 60 meters?

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  • We could do without it.

    5 12.20%
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    14 34.15%
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    Quote Originally Posted by ag6ju View Post
    I heard those 60 mtr channels are allocated to HAM as interoperability between amateur and Federal agencies or military,...
    "heard"??? ya got a link to a real reference that actually requires that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ag6ju View Post
    I heard those 60 mtr channels are allocated to HAM as interoperability between amateur and Federal agencies or military...
    Is this what you mean? "(60 m band), the assigned frequencies 5332, 5348, 5358.5, 5373, and 5405 kHz are allocated to the amateur service on a secondary basis."

    That's from https://www.federalregister.gov/arti...ation-at-5-mhz.

    But nothing says 60M is only for emergencies or drills. We are free to use it (within the rules) for ragchewing, DX, etc. unless a government station interrupts.
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    I have made a few contacts on 60M USB since it was open because I was curious to see how the propigation was like. Now that it is open to CW operation I have made many more contacts since I am not much of a fone operator.
    It may be a "compromise", channelized band but at least we have a foot in the door to get more band space.
    I have already heard hams who seem to be bending the rules by operating off the puiblished frequency constraints and hope this can be corrected before we loose our foothold on a new band.
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    Unless they make 60 meters a real ham band: VFO and a slice of the band no channels it is worthless.

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    It is now better than ever that we can work Didital modes there I love it, hello more DX!
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    Quote Originally Posted by KA5ROW View Post
    Unless they make 60 meters a real ham band: VFO and a slice of the band no channels it is worthless.
    In that case, maybe we'd better get on 60 meters quick, and tell that to everyone who thinks they're having fun there.
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    No contesting on 60m = no interest.

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    Are you saying this because you know that most hams with "modern" radios don't know how to use them enough to determine exactly where they are transmitting (offset from display problems) and can not comply with the frequency rules ???

    Quote Originally Posted by KA5ROW View Post
    Unless they make 60 meters a real ham band: VFO and a slice of the band no channels it is worthless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by K8JD View Post
    Are you saying this because you know that most hams with "modern" radios don't know how to use them enough to determine exactly where they are transmitting (offset from display problems) and can not comply with the frequency rules ???
    actually,.................. most of the operators I hear that are NOT in compliance are on older equipment

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    Quote Originally Posted by K9ASE View Post
    I say none of the above also. I don't operate there. But, I don't think we should ever give up band space.
    Or,... Turn it down.

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