ARRL Band Plan suggestions

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by KX4O, Feb 4, 2020.

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  1. KX4O

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  2. K0IDT

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    We doubled John, check your PM's :)
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  3. KY1K

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    I'm seeing very little new "Digital" areas. Just taking half of the Extra phone area on 80 meters. (Like that will go over well!)
    I am seeing a very large area being given to Tech and Novice.
    I'm not against them getting some HF for the same reason I don't think they should.
    A: Any Idiot can test for General and on be HF without learning anything.
    B: Any Idiot can test for General and be on HF if it interests them.
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  4. KK4NSF

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    can't say that I agree with it since it adds voice privileges to Techs on 40m. This is already the most crowded band.... and adding a new group of users there will not help at all. If they want to talk on 40m, they need to upgrade their tickets.
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  5. KP4SX

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    Exactly. This looks like an end run around all the failed "more HF phone freqs for Techs" ideas. Any plan that includes that I will not be in favor of.
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  6. W4NNF

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    A band plan by the ARRL is merely a gentlemen's agreement to keep things running smoothly (or as smoothly as they can). It's not like the FCC <CHOKE> assigning more spectrum to the Technicians. ;)

    As far as an actual FCC motion to give the Techs more privileges. I'm not sure. If it would impel more of them to actually get on the air, I'd be for it. At least to the tune of some digital space.
  7. WZ7U

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    What doesn't have a snowballs chance of happening....

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    "The assignments detailed in this document are based on the assumption that all 3 petitions by ARRL are enacted"

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  8. ND6M

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    Just more smoke and mirrors designed to get the arrl's Tech privilege upgrades enacted,........................................

    "The assignments detailed in this document are based on the assumption that all 3 petitions by ARRL are enacted:
    · RM-11708 Symbol Rate Proceeding
    · RM-11759 Petition to realign the 80/75 meter allocations
    · RM-11828 Petition for Technician class enhancement."

    Really, just how difficult is it to pass the General element?
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2020
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  9. W9RAC

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    Exactly, what they just do not get is that many do not want to be on HF, their desires are different. Leave them alone and proceed to work on more meaningful projects instead of trying to mold them into what they think one should be. This is one of many reasons I am no longer am a member. 73 Rich
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2020
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  10. WG7X

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    See, this is why so many are losing faith with the ARRL. All that I can see here is WINLINK frequency grabbing and a gratuitous giving away of voice frequencies to technicians.

    It is really at the point where we should all just give up and go for a one size fits all license for ham radio. Why bother with all these progressively smaller and smaller sub bands? Just give up already and reallocate every band to all licensed hams.

    Or... keep it the way it is and make technicians upgrade to general if they really want HF operating privileges. It just is not all that hard, and anyone who really wanted HF is there already.
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