Talk:80-meter band

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I put up a cleanup sign because it is not clear what this article refers to. (It is linked to by the page on amateur radio.)

(The page 40 meters is more explanatory. However, the titles 10 meters, 15 meters, 40 meters, and 80 meters should all be made more descriptive.)

I added some "expert" information, as a lisenced Canadian HAM operator. Just to make this article a little more informative and clear.


The United States bandplan is incorrect. The old classes of licenses Novice, Technician Plus, General, Advanced, and Extra no longer exist.

Not true! It is impossible to obtain a Novice or Advanced license, but If you already have one it hasn't been taken away. As for Technician Plus.... it really depends on how you look at it. Now all technicians are technician without anything stating otherwise on the license, however there still is a Morse endorsement and it does change the operating privileges granted to a technician... so take that to mean whatever you want, even the FCC makes it clear as mud. Anonym1ty 20:58, 15 December 2006 (UTC)
Well no sooner than I speak, the FCC works to clear up some of the mud. We'll see how well this goes over in ht e HAM community... The FCC knew they didn't want to be around to hear about it with releasing it on a Friday evening Anonym1ty 19:12, 18 December 2006 (UTC)

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Updated the US allocation tables to reflect current FCC regulations in effect as of December 15, 2006. The license classes still do exist, and will be renewed as such indefinitely; new exams and license issues will be for Technician, General and Extra classes only.

-Joe Shupienis, W3BC

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Revisited the page and saw the cleanup sign. Having nothing better to to do while trying to bust the 80-meter pileup for the Clipperton DX-pedition, I started editing. Please feel free to smooth out my jerky prose -- or maybe I should have another go at it when I'm not hot and heavy chasing DX! 73! --- Joe Shupienis, W3BC 03:19, 14 March 2008 (UTC)


Should the section about operating near the band edge be here, or would it be better as part of an article on operating techniques? It seems to me it could be expanded to include instructions on operating LSB near the low band edge, as that is much more problematic for many operators.

Still, though, I question if it really belongs in this article, as I think it would better serve a larger audience if it were a stand alone article on operating technique. I'll leave that up you, the reader. 73 --- Joe Shupienis, W3BC 03:49, 14 March 2008 (UTC)


Lower band edge[edit]

This section claims that maritime operation in this band is illegal. However certainly in some regions ham and maritime overlap in this band. For example Dutch coast stations broadcast marine weather and safety information in this band. I the UK Offcom have allocated 3.5 to 3.8 as shared between ham and maritime for example and many other uses between 3.5 and 4 including broadcast http://www.ofcom.org.uk/static/archive/ra/publication/ra_info/ra365.htm Billlion (talk) 16:32, 10 September 2015 (UTC)

Interesting point. Much of this article was likely written from a US-centric view. Though, it would be fair to say that maritime operation within ITU Region 2 is likely illegal, because in Region 2, 3,500-3,750 kHz is exclusively allocated to the Amateur service (except for three countries in footnote 5.119). Mobile services have a primary allocation in this area within Regions 1 & 3, so it is a stretch to say operations in SE Asia are illegal. The section needs revision.
Sparkgap (talk) 18:32, 11 September 2015 (UTC)

Redirect?[edit]

I think it would be prudent to add a redirect from the non-existent 75-meter band to the current 80-meter band page, since the two terms are often used interchangeably. Thus, someone who tends to think of it as the 75-meter band could be brought to the proper location instead of trying to search endlessly for a page that doesn't exist.  CKBrown1000 talk  21:18, 4 June 2012 (UTC)

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