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Why are the bands named what they are? Apr 13th 2013, 20:31 3 677 on 14/4/13

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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?


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