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ARRL General Bulletin ARLB009 (2001)

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ARLB009 ARRL 160-Meter Band Plan Committee seeks input

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ARRL Bulletin 9  ARLB009
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  March 14, 2001
To all radio amateurs 

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ARLB009 ARRL 160-Meter Band Plan Committee seeks input

ARRL President Jim Haynie, W5JBP, has selected five amateurs to
serve on the ad hoc 160-Meter Band Plan Committee. The panel is open
for input from the amateur community regarding the current 160-meter
band plan and recommendations for changes. The ARRL Board of
Directors approved formation of the committee at its annual meeting
in January.

''With the ever-increasing activity on 160, it is time to revisit the
band plan,'' said ARRL Delta Division Director Rick Roderick, K5UR,
who was named to chair the committee.

Also asked to serve on the panel were ARRL New England Director Tom
Frenaye, K1KI; ARRL Dakota Division Director Emeritus Tod Olson,
K0TO; Jeff Briggs, K1ZM, and Bill Tippett, W4ZV. All of the
appointees are veteran amateurs and familiar with 160 meters and the
issues facing the band. Briggs, a perennial Top Band contester and
DXer, literally wrote the book on 160 meters, DXing on the Edge--the
Thrill of 160 Meters. Tippett has more than 300 DXCC entities to his
credit on 160.

ARRL Membership Services Manager Wayne Mills, N7NG, will serve as
Headquarters staff liaison with the committee.

Roderick says the band plan committee is open for comments ''from all
parties--the digital folks, DXers, ragchewers, anyone.'' The e-mail
address for comments is 160-BANDPLAN@arrl.org. To be accepted,
all submitted comments must include a subject line.

The committee plans to report back to the ARRL Board of Directors in
July.

All ARRL band plans are on the ARRL Web site,
http://www.arrl.org/FandES/field/regulations/bandplan.html.
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