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Re: LF: Re: Re: US 500-kHz band plan

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Subject: Re: LF: Re: Re: US 500-kHz band plan
From: Warren Ziegler <[email protected]>
Date: Mon, 21 Sep 2009 14:42:12 -0400
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Jim, Alan,

     Fritz does NOT represent all of the US 500kHz activity and his
band plan is not being followed here by non-XSH stations so I would
take all this with a large grain of salt.  Keep in mind that in
addition to WD2XSH there is WE2XPQ, WD2XFX, and WE2XTT, and a half
dozen WE2XGR stations as well as other pending applications.

-- 
73 Warren K2ORS
                WD2XGJ
                WD2XSH/23
                WE2XEB/2
                WE2XGR/1




On Mon, Sep 21, 2009 at 9:40 AM, Alan Melia <[email protected]> wrote:
> Hi Jim. whist it involves a change in "usage" from our end it would not seem
> unreasonable to ensure that the US stations have a chance of hearing us
> without nearby swamping. I think this is an interesting development becasuse
> it now seems that Frtiz is extending the experiment to intercontinental
> tests/qsos.......an activity he discouraged earlier....due to the terms of
> the original application and grant I believe. I have to admit my opinions
> carry very little weight as a "non-active operator" :-)) But maybe it will
> stimulate others with differing opinions to voice them to you.
>
> Best wishes
> Alan G3NYK
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "James Moritz" <[email protected]>
> To: <[email protected]>
> Sent: Monday, September 21, 2009 2:14 PM
> Subject: LF: Re: US 500-kHz band plan
>
>
>> Dear LF Group,
>>
>> I still haven't replied to Fritz Raab, W1FR, regarding the WD2XSH US band
>> plan which he is apparently coordinating - you may remember I posted the
> US
>> proposals, which he sent me, a couple of weeks ago, but have not received
>> any comments from other UK/Eu stations. I think I should reply with
>> something, so now is your chance... The proposal relates to the US
>> allocation extending to 495 - 515kHz, and how that would fit in with
> current
>> UK and Eu beacon operations. The content of the e-mail is below. The issue
>> is that they would like to make a 501.0 - 501.2kHz WSPR sub-band, to fit
> in
>> with the various other proposals. Various other types of beacon modes are
>> allocated frequencies outside the UK/EI/ON 501 - 504kHz range, while
> 501.2 -
>> 504kHz is allocated to "general comms". Retaining frequencies just below
>> 504kHz would divide their "general comms" band in two
>>
>> I don't think there is anything preventing us from doing this, it is just
>> the inconvenience of turning the current band "upside-down". Let me know
>> what you think!
>>
>> Cheers, Jim Moritz
>> 73 de M0BMU
>>
>> >>>From W1FR:
>>
>> Greetings:
>>
>>      Thanks for the comments on the band plan, passed
>> along to me by W1XP.
>>
>>      About a month ago, a modification to the WD2XSH
>> license was approved that adds stations and gives us
>> access to 495 - 510 kHz.  Perhaps half of the 42 stations
>> will eventually get on the air.  Because of NDBs, some
>> stations are limited to parts of this band and we will
>> have two calling frequencies and two beacon bands.
>>
>>      A draft of our new band plan follows.  Of particular
>> interest is WSPR.  As I see it, our options are:
>>
>> (a)  501.0-501.2:  Conveniently on one side of our comms
>>      band.  Will not overload WSPR receivers near 504 kHz.
>>      Apparently in EU CW-beacon band.
>>
>> (b)  503.8-504.0:  Apparently same as what you guys are
>>      using.  Cuts our comms band in the middle.  Nearby
>>      stations may overload US receivers trying to hear EUs.
>>
>> (c)  503.9-504.1:  Same problems as above with cutting
>>      comms band in two and overloading.  Conveniently
>>      straddles both G/ON/EI and Canadian bands.
>>
>>      Any further thoughts you may have will be
>> appreciated.
>>
>>
>> 73, Fritz, W1FR
>>
>> Frederick H. (Fritz) Raab, Ph.D.
>> GREEN MOUNTAIN RADIO RESEARCH COMPANY
>> 77 Vermont Avenue, Fort Ethan Allen
>> Colchester, Vermont 05446  USA
>> Tel./Fax.:  +1 (802) 655-9670  Home:  +1 (802) 862-0997
>> E-mail:  [email protected]
>>
>> BASIC BAND PLAN for WD2XSH
>>
>> f, kHz          USE
>>
>> 495.0 - 495.1   QRSS, 1-Hz spacing, 40 stations
>> 495.1 - 495.6   CW/PSK beacons midwest, 100-Hz spacing, 10 stations
>> 495.6 - 499.0   Comms
>> 497.5           Calling frequency
>> 499.0 - 501.0   Reserved for heritage stations and special events
>> 501.0 - 501.2   WSPR
>> 501.2 - 505.0   Comms
>> 505.0 - 505.2   DX window
>> 505.2 - 508.5   Comms
>> 507.5           Calling frequency
>> 508.5 - 510.0   CW/PSK beacons east, south, west, Pacific, 50-Hz spacing,
> 30
>> stations
>> 510.0 - 511.0   WE2XGR beacons
>> 511.0 - 515.0   WE2XGR SSB and wideband modes
>>
>>
>> OTHER IN-BAND SIGNALS
>>
>> 503.976         NEED LSB
>> 505.0           NEED carrier
>> 506.024         NEED USB
>>
>> 508.976         OF/FA LSB
>> 510.0           OF/FA carrier
>> 511.024         OF/FA USB
>>
>>
>
>
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