At the present time it is a Bodge anyway. I can understand the commercial
interest, also a lot of Hams are not really interested in the band. There
are only about 3 UK stns that I hear on the odd time in QSO mode, a few
others around EU are belching out beacons and QSL via internet, hardly
impressive to those that issue Permits. If the plug was pulled I would not
be too concerned because 160 metres is similar but has a big occupancy with
QSO MODE being the norm, mostly CW with some SSB.
On LF it is the same tale, although this is now an International band there
is very little interest, in fact the band occupancy has gone down over the
It is now the same half dozen on the band daily and mostly Beacon mode qsl
via internet. The odd QRS 600000000000 does take place but virtually no CW.
At present I would say that LF es MF is a total waste of time and effort
I have 4 nice Decca amps Hi Band for 137 going Rusty!!!!!!! in spite of this
I am still using my 1Kw h/brew. CQ on CW but no replies.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Warren Ziegler" <[email protected]>
To: <[email protected]>
Sent: Wednesday, November 02, 2011 4:41 PM
Subject: Re: LF: 5 Whats?
The maritime industry trade group has been pushing back against
hams on 500kHz in the hope that they can persuade governments to fund
a new relatively broadband data service there.
The maritime group has standing with CEPT and the ITU and they
apparently have money and effective lobbyists behind them, the hams on
the other hand are left to pick up scraps that fall off the table and
are expected to be thankful for them!
73 Warren K2ORS
On Wed, Nov 2, 2011 at 12:33 PM, mal hamilton <[email protected]> wrote:
> How did they arrive at that frequency range? No where near where we are at
> present. New VFO'S and Xtals etc
> de mal/g3kev
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Warren Ziegler" <[email protected]>
> To: <[email protected]>
> Sent: Wednesday, November 02, 2011 3:34 PM
> Subject: Re: LF: 5 Whats?
> Hi Laurence,
> 5 Watts? Do we get to have 40 channels and use a 'power mic' with
> Come On!
> 73 Warren K2ORS
> On Wed, Nov 2, 2011 at 11:24 AM, Laurence KL7UK
> <[email protected]> wrote:
>> During the meeting of the CEPT WRC-12 Conference Preparatory Group held
>> Bucharest between November 1st-4th 2011 an European Common Proposal was
>> agreed. This ECP represents the block vote of 48 administrations and was
>> passed without dissent. It proposes an allocation to the amateur service
>> between 472-480 kHz on a secondary basis with a maximum power limit of 5W
>> This ECP will now be forwarded to the ITU as a contribution from CEPT.
>> I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of those who
>> in the work of the working group that led to the adoption of this
>> proposal. Also thanks are due to those European Member Societies who
>> helped to influence their national administrations in this matter.
>> Now for WRC-12.
>> Colin, G3PSM
>> CEPT Co-ordinator for Agenda Item 1.23
>> Laurence KL7UK
> 73 Warren K2ORS