1600 metres... TOP-top band?

1600 metres... TOP-top band?

Post by jcr.. » Sat, 15 Feb 1992 01:30:09

  At the last warc, a request for an amateur allocation on the
160-190 kc band was made.   At present, America and New Zealand
permit no licence experimenting in this band.  
  I think 1600 m would be a very interesting and challenging
band to work.....  especially trying to get a dipole up 1/4
wavelength!
  Has a similar submission been made at the upcoming warc?

joe, VO1NA

 
 
 

1600 metres... TOP-top band?

Post by Thomas L. Carn » Sat, 15 Feb 1992 07:22:49



>  At the last warc, a request for an amateur allocation on the
>160-190 kc band was made.   At present, America and New Zealand
>permit no licence experimenting in this band.  
>  Has a similar submission been made at the upcoming warc?

Interesting.  But why do we want to make it an amateur band when ANYBODY
can communicate on it?  I mean, if you don't need a license to operate
on it now, why can't we (the amateur community) start using it now to
communicate with others that aren't hams?

There are some hams who already have propagation beacons on 1600m already.
They're using it already!

OK, I know there's some restrictions on power and antenna length on 1600m,
but why can't we work within those parameters to make use of it?

1600m is an experimenters' band. Let's keep it that way so everybody,
hams and non-hams alike, can use it.

Maybe this should be moved to .policy, but let's kick around some ideas
about good uses for 1600m.  Ken Cornell, W2IMB, already has some great
stuff for 1600m in his "LOW AND MEDIUM FREQUENCY SCRAPBOOK."  Check it out.

73,
Tom WB9RXJ

 
 
 

1600 metres... TOP-top band?

Post by Thomas L. Carn » Sat, 15 Feb 1992 13:02:41


Quote:>can communicate on it?  I mean, if you don't need a license to operate
>on it now, why can't we (the amateur community) start using it now to
>communicate with others that aren't hams?

Ok, I gotta bite the big one on this last post.  As a ham in 6-land pointed
out to me, the gentleman who did th original posting is in Canada and
doesn't have access to 1600m.  My apologies for jumping too early,
but I believe very firmly that this would be a good WORLDWIDE experimenters'
band.  This would be a good common ground for everyone.

Tom WB9RXJ