CW on 75 meters

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  1. K4ADL

    K4ADL Ham Member QRZ Page

    I can’t believe I need to ask this after over 50 years in ham radio, but I seem to get conflicting info on whether CW is legal between 1800 and 2000 khz (Yes, I have been inactive on HF). Thanks.
     
  2. K3XR

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    97.305 Authorized emission types. (a) Except as specified elsewhere in this part, an amateur station may transmit a CW emission on any frequency authorized to the control operator.

    You can explore Part 97 if you want more details. The search engine is your friend.
     
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  3. W4NNF

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    That's 160-meters...and yes...CW is permitted anywhere in the amateur bands. :)
     
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  4. K1LKP

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  5. W9BRD

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    No problem. 1800 to 2000 kHz is not HF, it's MF. HF starts at 3 MHz. :)

    You're going to have fun, fun, fun. I've been licensed since 1969, so my 50th on the air was just last year. You have multiple new HF bands, a new MF band, and a new LF band to play with. Plus > 30 MHz. Woo hoo! Welcome back!
     
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  6. W9RAC

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    Drop me a line Andy we will get you some CW practice in. 73 Rich
     
  7. K8JD

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    CW for an Amateur Extra Class op is legal EVERYWHERE, in the amateur bands, .
    There are gentlemens agreements that usually keeps CW operating below the fone bands.
    Rules and regs keep fone above the "CW" portions.
    160 M has no legal division of modes, within the 1.8 to 2.0 mHz band.
    The EXCEPTION to this is 60 M (Sixty M) that has discreet channels where the SSB supressed carrier goes and the CW carrier goes in 5 specific channels, between 5.33 and 5.41 MHz.
    The US and Canada share the five and in Europe and other parts of the earth, the channels can be different.
    Have fun, get and read the latest version of the FCC rules.
     
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2020
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  8. W4HWD

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    ARRL CW practice on 1802.5. I listen alot.
     
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  9. KQ0J

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    " 1800 to 2000 kHz is not HF, it's MF. "

    Talk about slicing the Bread thinly.
     
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  10. W1VT

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    Another exception to CW everywhere is 219 to 220MHz. These fixed digital message forwarding systems require coordination to protect the primary users.

    Zak W1VT
     

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