The FCC has specified
which modes are allowed on which segments of each band.
There is a definitive
The modes are
described as CW, Phone, Image, MCW and RTTY/Data.
PSK31, FT8, JT65 or
any of the various digimodes are not specifically mentioned
as they are all included within the Data category of modes.
TY7C must operate
according to the Benin Amateur Radio Band Plan, whatever
that might be. I have not found anything specific about
Benin’s frequency allocations.
As I see it, if an
Amateur station is operating legally using an allowed mode
in the correct band segment for the political entity in
which they are operating, there’s nothing more for me to
about ‘our frequencies’ by mode users, net managers, DXers
who police the ‘DX Windows’ on various bands, SSTV ops, the
Hi-Fi AM crowd and Amateurs in general have been going on
since I was first licensed in 1968 and will continue as long
as there is such a thing as Amateur Radio.
It’s nice to know
there are some constants … ;>)
- 73 and
good DX de Mike, K6MKF, Past President - NCDXC
many years as an ARRL member I let me membership lapse
this year. Just got back from Post Office where I got
my 5th renewal notice ! Worked as volunteer for 16
years and after all the changes last year, I think I can
say it probably won't do any good. The guy from 2-land
who replaced K1ZZ as CEO was ousted in January, but the
damage was already done.
FT-8 group that went to Benin undoubtedly hadn't a clue
about frequency allocations/band plans. There is nothing
ARRL can do because theydon't have much authority
outside U.S. It was a big mistake and I made
complaints to a few DX news services. I would not
support any further DXpeditions by that group. This
will work better than ARRL complaints.
unfortunate that this has happened, but I do see FT-8
stations on 14.070 as "invaders".
"Charles Odom, KI4VMK" <ki4vmk@...>
Sent: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 12:19 PM
Subject: Re: [070Club] FT8 THis morning
feel the frustrations with problem of the FT8
mode also, whomever is at fault but venting
among ourselves won't do any good. I encourage
all of you to email your ARRL Section Manager
and voice your concerns, you do not have to me
an ARRL member to do so. I emailed my Section
Manager a while back but no reply as of yet.