Please Respect the Frequencies for SSTV and QRP

Discussion in 'General Announcements' started by CT2KFQ, Mar 25, 2020.

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  1. W4IPC

    W4IPC Ham Member QRZ Page

    this is so stupid lol, SSTV does not own the frequency. if i ask if it is in use and noone responds then i will transmit!
  2. K2CD

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    Bet you 30 seconds after you start transmitting some SSTV will open up on top of you. At least that's what I've observed over the years.
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  3. K3XR

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    Reading some of the replies tends to support the notion some folks can speak out of other locations than their mouth.
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  4. W4IPC

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    Yes that is what they do. They are very rude operators who have no care for others.
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  5. KY1K

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    I personally have experienced someone start calling CQ while I was receiving an image. There was a QSO in progress, but they couldn't hear it. So when I responded, they probably thought I was a rude operator.
    Yes, there are a bunch of inconsiderate people on .230, but at least it's all in one spot. Like FT8. Would you rather have it spread all over the band?
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  6. W9EBE

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    But get ready... it will eventually. It seems our frequencies are up for grabs -- not only from commercial interests but also from ignorant fellow operators who have no knowledge of established bandplans.

    Enter the "new normal"of amateur radio.

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  7. KY1K

    KY1K Ham Member QRZ Page

    Really? SSTV has been in the one location for 40+ years. .230, sometimes .233 - but basically nowhere else! 7.171 has been abandoned, along with all the other bands. The only other spot I've ever heard it is 145.8 - from NASA!
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  8. K3XR

    K3XR Ham Member QRZ Page

    Very true. I used the Robot 400 in the 70s on the same frequency, 14.230.
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  9. K0UO

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    I agree we need to respect band plans, but you use the word rules, they are not protected by any rules.
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  10. W9EBE

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    Yeah. Really.

    Case in point: RTTY used to be in one location on 40m from 7070 kHz and up for 50+ years. Now? During a RTTY contest, they're operating in the entire CW subband.

    The "times they are a-changin,'" and you better get a grip on the unfortunate reality of that.

    This ain't your grandpa's ham radio anymore.

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