Re: FT4 Blight
Matthew King - AK4MK
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070 Club Recommended PSK31 Frequencies
The introduction of FT8 digital mode, particularly in the 17m band, has made it necessary to reevaluate our recommended frequencies for 070 Club PSK31 activities. Here are our recommendations as of March 30, 2019.
160m 1.807 MHz
80m 3.580 MHz
40m 7.070 MHz
30m 10.140 MHz
20m 14.070 MHz
17m 18.097 MHz
15m 21.070 MHz
12m 24.920 MHz
10m 28.120 MHz
6m 50.290 MHz
Please note: Operating frequencies and emission type are controlled by both the ITU and the regulatory agencies of the Country of operation. Permitted frequencies for PSK31 mode may vary from those listed above. Always make sure your operation conforms to the regulations for the location from which you are operating!
FT-4's introduction is just going to exacerbate things, I'm afraid. It may be that we have to co-exist among them for now, as there's just not much room on 30m. bandplans.com suggests (in addition to 10.140 for PSK-31) 10.130-10.132.5 for PSK-31, so maybe give that a try.
I'm not sure why they even have designated frequencies on WARC bands considering that it's specifically designed as a mode for contesting, at least from my understanding.
Wherever else you try, just be sure to communicate and coordinate your frequency with others on the reflector in order to maximize the odds of finding a partner at a "new home" on the band.
Hope that helps...
AK4MK - 070 #1708
PODXS 070 Club Executive Director
On Wed, May 1, 2019 at 4:45 PM Charles Odom, KI4VMK # 2542 <ki4vmk@...> wrote: