There is some current discussion and call among some of us ex marine R/O for a similar "calling frequency" on HF. Many say "why the need" and that is true that it is not needed per se as in essential, however, it would still serve a useful and missing purpose: a place (on 40m due to not requiring skip distance to be too long and also popularity of this band) where people can simply leave the dial when doing other things, get a good variety of activity coming and going on frequency, and it truly was such great fun to listen and call on 500kHz for those reasons too. Basic code of conduct would be that no one hogs the frequency by using it as an endless loop of CQ, or longer than 3x3 CQ format, and probably no more than 3 calls per say 5 minutes (on 500 I believe we had a limit guideline of no more than 3 calls per half hour). People could call friends, or CQ, and use it as a place to meet, given that a particular sked frequency could be in use, but a calling frequency one would always have a "right" (note I put it in inverted commas, don't want to go into too much argument about that) at least a convention or gentleman's agreement, similar to the listing of the IBP beacons guard frequencies... to call and then move off. We want to go ahead with this idea, so we're more interested not in the opposition to it, but in the choice of frequency that those interested in the concept would suggest. Obviously it shouldn't be an existing popular club channel or QRP channel, and it should be an easy to remember and not unusual kHz. The proposal for 7025 was considered not practical as many clubs use that as a "Centre of Activity" and many skeds and QSO take place there, so we are considering the idea of 7050. This is in Australia, how would that go down in USA according to your band plans and activity around that frequency, is that a bad choice for any reason?