via the RSGB: RSGB Band Plans updated

The 2018 RSGB Band Plans can be found in the forthcoming February edition of RadCom, due to arrive with Members this week, and online.

These incorporate changes from the 2017 IARU Region 1 Conference, along with UK usage changes.

The main changes are in the 5MHz HF band, and the 50, 144 and 430MHz VHF/UHF bands.

At 5MHz, the changes align with the flexible UK usage plan and the lack of full access to the WRC-15 band.

At VHF/UHF a number of new features accommodate digital modes and encourage experimentation.

VHF DX and contest enthusiasts should particularly note the changes in the 144MHz narrowband segment.

At UHF, new designations for personal hot spots and reverse split repeaters have been introduced to accommodate growth in digital usage.

Further information on the changes can be found in RadCom—and the online change notes, plus full band plans, are at

via Radio Society of Great Britain – Main Site

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