Tag: Part 5

via the ARRL: New Ham Bands Spring to Life; Veteran LF Experimenter Denied Amateur Access to 2200 Meters

Amateur Radio’s two newest bands came to life on Friday the 13th. Both 630 meters (472-479 kHz) and 2200 meters (135.7-137.8 kHz) now are available to radio amateurs who have notified the Utilities Technology Council (UTC) of their intention to operate and did not hear anything back during the ensuing 30 days. “Many of us […]

Band Plan Proposed for Eventual 472-479 kHz Use

ARRL 630-Meter Experiment Coordinator Fritz Raab, W1FR, has proposed an informal band plan for the pending 472-479 kHz band. Raab said that once US radio amateurs are granted access to 630 meters, he would move stations operating under the blanket WD2XSH FCC Experimental (Part 5) license to 461-472 kHz. “This will clear the amateur frequencies, […]

630 Meters Becoming a “Mainstream Amateur Band, Experiment Coordinator Says

The coordinator of the ARRL’s WD2XSH 600-Meter Experimental Group — Fritz Raab, W1FR — said in his latest quarterly report that 630 meters is becoming quite active, with both Amateur Radio and Part 5 Experimental stations taking advantage of the band, which is still not available in the US. “Band activity has been very high, […]

“An Amazing Night” Reported for Special Activity on 630 Meters

Texas radio amateur and FCC Part 5 Experimental licensee John Langridge, KB5NJD/ WG2XIQ, reported “an amazing night” for the 630-meter special event on November 12-13. One highlight was a North America-to-Europe Amateur Radio contact on the medium-wave band, to which US operators are still awaiting access. “Last night is what it is all about, and […]

630 Meter Special Event Set for Mid-November

Participants in the ARRL WD2XSH 630-meter experiment, Canadian radio amateurs, and members of the Maritime Radio Historical Society (MRHS) will participate in a special event on Sunday, November 13 (UTC) on 630 meters (the evening of Saturday, November 12, in US time zones). The event will commemorate the Berlin Treaty of 1906 that made 500 […]

ARRL 600 Meter Experiment Reports 202,400+ Hours of Operation, Zero Interference Complaints

The ARRL 600 Meter Experiment under the WD2XSH Part 5 Experimental license reports that no interference complaints have been received from other services operating in the 465-515 kHz band over the course of more than 202,400 hours of operation, nor was interference from other operations an issue for any of the experiment’s participants. That statistic […]

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