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"They" are taking away the 2-meters band, is this true?

Discussion in 'VHF/UHF - 50Mhz and Beyond' started by KC0BUS, Jul 1, 2019.

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  1. KC0BUS

    KC0BUS Ham Member QRZ Page

    I found this YouTube video today (July 1st, 2019), it looks like it was uploaded just yesterday, and I don't know if it's true or not. I'm wondering who "they" are he's talking about in the video? "They" are doing this, he says. "They" are taking away the 2 meters band, he says. ...... who's "they"?
    Anyway, is this video true or not?
  2. WR2E

    WR2E Ham Member QRZ Page

  3. KA9JLM

    KA9JLM Ham Member QRZ Page

    If it is posted on the internet it must be true. o_O
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  4. WR2E

    WR2E Ham Member QRZ Page

    "They" are coming to take me away...
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  5. ND5Y

    ND5Y Ham Member QRZ Page

    If you have to ask if it's true then it's true.
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  6. K8JD

    K8JD Ham Member QRZ Page

    Commercial interests have been after some of the "Useful " Amateur Radio VHF thru microwave, frequencies. forever !
    In the Great lakes area, part of the 70 CM band has been pulled and used for Public safety and Business comms for quite a while. (in fact I had many Public Safety and Business users we put on the new 420 MHz band)
    Lots of unlicensed (foriegn made and NOT type accepted) gadgets are seeing widespread use on 433 MHz, still an Amateur Radio only band, I have been told.
    Half of the 220 MHz was taken away and given to a large, national, package transport company who never used it, and smaller Business systems have gotten on there now.
    All the way back to the 11 M band snatch in the late 50s, that sure went well, didn't it ?
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2019
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  7. WQ4G

    WQ4G Ham Member QRZ Page

    If we could just get everyone operating FT-8 over on 2-meters the usage issue would be solved.

    Dan KI4AX
  8. AI7PM

    AI7PM Ham Member QRZ Page

    In the US, it would just mean 2m being the new outbander territory.
  9. W7UUU

    W7UUU Super Moderator Lifetime Member 133 Administrator Volunteer Moderator Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    Good grief! Yet another thread on this rumor out of France.

  10. WR2E

    WR2E Ham Member QRZ Page

    This one ALMOST made it to zombie status!
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