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LF News, 28th April 2015
28/4. FCC proposes to allow 136 and
472kHz. The FCC has (finally!) allocated a new LF band, 135.7 to 137.8
kHz, to the Amateur Service on a secondary basis. Allocation of the 2.1 kHz
segment, was in accordance with the Final Acts of the 2007 WRC. The Commission
has also proposed a new secondary allocation at 472 to 479 kHz to Amateur
Radio, implementing decisions made at the 2012 WRC. No Amateur Radio operation
will be permitted in either band until the FCC determines, on the basis of
comments, the specific Part 97 rules it must frame to permit operation in the
7/4. New UK licence includes 472kHz.
The new licence which comes into force today includes the 472kHz band for
all "full" licence holders. There is no longer any need to apply for a "Notice
Of Variation". Foundation and Intermediate licences don't have 472kHz but they
do include 136kHz as before.
21/3. Eclipse experiments. As
the solar eclipse passed to the north of the UK many propagation experiments
took place to watch out for changes in conditions during the event.
Unsurprisingly, paths to the north of the UK were most affected whereas paths
to the east and south showed only small changes.
Sticky. List of countries with a
472kHz allocation. Thanks to Rik ON7YD. (updated Feb 2014) please keep me
informed of updates!
Czech Republic (01/09/2012 ?) - special licence(s)
Hungary (01/12/2014) (2 stns - special
Slovakia (01/09/2012 ?) - special licence(s)
Sweden (01/10/2012) - special licence(s)
United Kingdom (01/01/2013)