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|ITU 2 phone below the band plan?||Today, 04:01||1||9||17 hours, 44 minutes ago|
|Why are the bands named what they are?||Apr 13th 2013, 20:31||3||702||on 14/4/13|
|ITU 2 phone below the band plan?||KC9UOQ||17 hours, 44 minutes ago|
Not sure which forum this belongs in, so please move it if it belongs elsewhere.
Amateur Extras have 7.000 - 7.300 in ITU 2, but the band plan says that phone belongs from 7.125 - 7.300... There are mentions that the band plan is voluntary, etc, etc.
Its not often that I hear distant stations on 40m in Indiana, but today I did hear a lot of chatter from 7.080 - 7.110 on LSB phone.
Is it acceptable to try to make contact, or is the band plan considered "best practices" and because of that, you cannot try to make contact with that station?
|Why are the bands named what they are?||KC9UOQ||on 13/4/13|
I've wondered for a while now why the bands are named what they are. For instance, we have the 20m band, but most of the frequencies are actually 21 meters. 300 / 14 = 21.4 meters, and 300 / 14.35 = 20.9 meters
Likewise, 15 meters are actually all in the 14 meter segment.
Does anyone have some history on why they are named what they are?