Swap 440 Mhz band for the CB band?

Discussion in 'Survey Center' started by NY3V, Mar 30, 2011.


Should the FCC Trade our 440 Mhz band for the CB 11 meter band?

  1. YES

  2. NO

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  1. N3GWT

    N3GWT Ham Member QRZ Page

    The big problem is the outbanders on 25 to 28mhz they talk with high power and no regard to interference their equipment puts out and the section above channel 40 on CB was business use but the outbanders took it over. the band Could be used to expand the 10 meter ham frequencies but stooping the outbander use would be a big undertaking. CB band could not be used by hams because of the illegal operations in that band and CBers would not spend the money required to get 440 equipment and continue to operate there anyway. the giving away ham bands is a smack in the face to all hams.
  2. N0PGR

    N0PGR Ham Member QRZ Page

    RANT ON!!!!!

    No way .

    CBers have enough already with the freeband crap .

    They are already using GMRS and FRS in the 460s .

    Whats to stop them spreading outside of the GMRS and FRS portion , nothing .

    With public safety radio services going the way of 800 digital , the 450 to 470 portion is slowly turning into a waste land as it is .

    Now you have hundreds or UHF rigs that can be had on ebay for pennies on the dollar .

    Many of witch don't require brain surgery to program .

    And there is more , marine radio band (vhf hi) , you will find them there also .

    And don't forgot the 151 mhz radios . RS stores sold those to whom ever .

    RANT OFF!!!
  3. W7HTA

    W7HTA Ham Member QRZ Page

    I wouldn't be against it in theory, but the fact is there are WAY too many CB radios out there now. You'd never be able to keep the CBer's off 11 meters at this point.

    73, Henry
  4. NY3V

    NY3V Ham Member QRZ Page

    +++ WAR ! +++
  5. W7EMU

    W7EMU Ham Member QRZ Page

    no, look what happened to 11 meters.
  6. N0BOX

    N0BOX Ham Member QRZ Page

    The FCC could give the 11m band to technicians so that they could have a band that has a chance of propagation similar to 6m, and a band which would instantly turn them off to ever wanting to continue being a ham because of all the overpowering CB QRM they would have to deal with.

    Actually, people would demand 1500w radios from the manufacturers because it would otherwise be impossible to use it.
  7. AG6JU

    AG6JU Ham Member QRZ Page

    I think one of the reason CB radio has so much interference is because it is only 40 CH. but, when it become HAM band, it is rather Band, probably 1 MHz to 1.5 MHz wide, it is almost wide as 10 mater band, much wider than 15 mtr band. I like to have 11 mtr band. it is start of getting more HF bands as HF demand from commercial or broadcasting decreasing.
  8. W2CPD

    W2CPD Subscriber QRZ Page

    If 11 meters goes amature, then we all need to know how to speak Spanish.

    Between the 10k ( and bigger ) stations in the Caribbean and what comes from South America, they will over power your legal 1500 watts without trying, and they will not go away just because the USA wants them too.

    Same thing goes for the "free banders ".

    Just listen to a CB during the day.

    It's a real bad idea.
  9. K3ROJ

    K3ROJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    It was bad enough when the FCC stopped Morse Code from being required when testing. I overheard several hams stating that FCC government workers do not know the Morse Code and could not enforce the rules if they could not understand it. They were hoping CW would dwindle away but surprised it is coming back stronger than before. If our airwaves are controlled by the Government, we will all wind up using the web and cell phones in the future where the president can pull the "kill switch" as he called it if we become bad boys.
  10. W8ZNX

    W8ZNX Ham Member QRZ Page

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