There is some confusion as how this related to other regions and our friends in USA please tell us your band plan on 40m, 30m, and 20m, to compare. We now have new here, that the IARU has asked for 40m band plan to be harmonised, in the words of what we read in our national Amateur Radio publication, as a result what was CW exclusive 7000-7030 is now 7000-7040 so we gained 10kHz in recognition of our needs as CW use is expanding again. But I remember in Europe when I was active in the 80's, 90's that we had CW up to 7040 and I think SSB was above 7060. Also new is that data is now shifted up 10, from 7030-7050 now to 7040-7060. SSB is now 7060-7300 instead of 7050-7300. Data before had shared half-half as cw-data 7030-7040, now 7040-7050 and SSB-data was 7040-7050, now 7050-7060. Given LSB suppressed carrier dial frequency this means effectively SSB-SSB QSO here should no longer take place below 7062.7 and SSB-data not below 7052.7. SSB has effectively gained 100kHz and is gaining again as broadcast stations are moving out. So, everyone here should be happy. But what confuses me is the statement attributed to IARU that all 3 regions should harmonise according to the above plan, but doesn't USA have CW 7000-7070 exclusive? What is the exclusive range? And then, if harmonised, that would be a LOSS of CW band in Region 2, surely that isn't going to happen? These changes came into effect here with the last week.