Re: Losing 30M
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We arrogant Yanks often forget is that amateur radio is not controlled by the ARRL or even by the FCC. Amateur radio is global and the IARU is the global authority, but each country can set their own rules withing the confines of the IARU rules. Although the 070 club is largely comprised of amateurs from North America, we welcome operators from around the world.
I came across the following recommended frequencies for each of the most popular digital modes. The list was published by SV1GRB - Hellenic Amateur Radio Station. Thus, this plan is based on Region 1, but Region 2 would be similar.
The recommended frequencies for PSK do not always coincide with the frequencies that 070 club members might prefer using, but the differences are on the narrow 30 meter and 17 meter bands. Since these narrow WARC bands have to accommodate signals from a variety of digital modes, it is difficult to allocate a full 3-4 KHz for each of the modes. Thus, there will be some overlap and congestion.
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Received: 06:31 PM CDT, 08/13/2019
From: "John Frederick via Groups.Io" <jafrederick@...>
Subject: Re: [070Club] Losing 30M
Guys FT8 signals out number psk/cw/ssb 10:1 in numbers count. Go to Club Log and look at the FT8 to other ratio. You can yell and scream about an arrogant software developer, but he had to choose something. Since there weren’t a lot of PSK traces on the waterfall the rest is history. My simple observations are that it is the same 6 stations on PSK, I love operating PSK and try to use it, but FT8 is more popular period. You can’t change that. I was first licensed in the 70’s when hams rag chewed and nets were on 75m with all the alligators. Now nets are everywhere and everybody just wants their signal report and a contact on LOTW. You can site the thousands of documents that identify the PSK frequencies, but it doesn’t matter! We took CW frequencies because PSK was more popular, and how many of you are no-code licensees, now FT8 is more popular and we lose. You all know that is how the world works, think about it. We don’t want you here in the United States unless your a Doctor from India. Winners and losers folks, FT8 won. Like the man said, just the facts!
On Aug 13, 2019, at 5:55 PM, Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote: