Final Band Plan Accepted today by the ARRL

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  1. W5UAA

    W5UAA Ham Member QRZ Page

    The ARRL Board accepted the final band plan of the Band Planning Committee.

    Final Band Plan: Board Meeting July 2020/Doc 25A Band Plan Final-1b.pdf

    Major highlights:

    80 Meters:
    -Bottom of Phone band moved from 3.600 to 3.650
    -WB (Wideband) and ACDS (Automatic Controlled Digital Station) defined - 3.600-3.650
    -Technicians given 3.900 - 4.000 phone and image

    40 Meters:
    -WB/ACDS defined 7.100 - 7.125 (No more unwritten rule Novice CW segment!)
    -Technicians given 7.225 - 7.300 phone and image

    30 Meters:
    -WB/ACDS defined 10.135 - 10.150

    20 Meters:
    -WB/ACDS defined 14.105 - 14.150

    18 Meters:
    -WB/ACDS defined 18.105 - 18.110

    15 Meters:
    -WB/ACDS defined 21.150 - 21.200
    -Technicians given 21.275 - 21.350 phone and image
    -Novices given 21.025 - 21.200 RTTY/Data

    12 Meters:
    -WB/ACDS defined 24.925 - 24.930

    10 Meters:
    -WB defined 28.120 - 28.190 (All classes)
    -WB/ACDS defined 29.200 - 29.300 (Extra, Advanced, General)

    Comment #1: I guess the WinLink folks are getting what they want.
    Comment #2: Never mind, I was about to go negative.
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  2. W5UAA

    W5UAA Ham Member QRZ Page

  3. ND6M

    ND6M Ham Member QRZ Page

    I'll be "positive" The arrl didn't issue my license.
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  4. AC0GT

    AC0GT Ham Member QRZ Page

    Why do added Technician privileges on the bottom of 80, 40, and 15 meters allow for phone and image but for 10 meters it is still restricted to SSB?

    Oh, and strap in everyone because this thread will be a bumpy ride. :eek:
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  5. ND6M

    ND6M Ham Member QRZ Page

    The REAL issue is not tech privileges,................ thats a smoke screen

    The arrl has hidden all of their defeated previous ideas together and created ACDS only frequencies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  6. N1FM

    N1FM Ham Member QRZ Page

    New 'proposed' bandplan. Thankfully, there's never been any quid-pro-quo between FCC and ARRL... oh... wait.... Board Meeting July 2020/Doc 25A Band Plan Final-1b.pdf

    @ND6M "The arrl has hidden all of their defeated previous ideas together and created ACDS only frequencies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"


    Reading the remote meeting info, the League reminds me more and more of a regional Grange, in the way they think and operate.

    "Farmers Almanac predicts we'll get ad-rich and members will fill our coffers if we can create silos for ACDS; silos for WL Emcomm; silos in covenant communities; and, more silos for Techs on the lower bands."
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  7. KN4GEX

    KN4GEX Ham Member QRZ Page

    I don't really understand allowing Techs to talk in anymore HF bands, doesn't that remove the incentive to climb higher? I know my Extra and General didn't require me to do any CW, but I went for my Extra because I wanted to talk European DX in the Extra section of 20m. And I have encouraged several people that enjoy DX to do the same. I am studying CW now, and if it had been a requirement for Extra at the time I took the test I would have done it anyway.

    All I see are participation trophies.
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  8. WS9K

    WS9K Ham Member QRZ Page

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  9. KX4RC

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    Now why in today's world would you think for one moment you need to prove you are proficient and have the operating skills to be an amateur radio operator?

    This is the new world that everyone is entitled regardless of your knowledge of the aspects of amateur radio communications.
    WO9LF, KD0CAC, N3AB and 8 others like this.
  10. K0IDT

    K0IDT Ham Member QRZ Page

    arrl working hard to further increase the ranks of the 80% or so that aren't members. If it isn't in Part 97 it doesn't affect amateur radio operators in the slightest, can't wait to see the s$$tstorm of comments that will bring if it ever
    makes it to an FCC NPRM. If I remember correctly arrl won't submit that band plan to the FCC unless they get all their current FCC initiatives passed, probably nothing to worry about until say 2027 or so.

    Winlink? Not much to say here, got more than they need now and still have an inside track at the arrl judging by the ACDS expansion, which isn't surprising since arrl officially adopted them as the ARES pet of choice. The clock is ticking on long haul amateur emergency backup communications, too bad the arrl can't see the countdown clock. Email is so 20th century anyway, why is arrl still promoting email slower than a smart phone when better methods and systems abound? Winlink may be on it's last legs anyway, they're been trying awfully hard to sell the idea of HF email to various agencies and groups lately....better options are available at basically zero agency cost, no brainier
    here and no pesky hams under foot.

    Note to arrl: this is planet earth, 3rd rock from the sun, it's 2020 not 1920, and there have been some amazing advances in communications technology in the past hundred years.
    Note 2: my shift and caps lock keys work just fine but hereafter arrl will be in lowercase only, they've earned it.
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