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160 m Draught
RAC

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DRAFT REVISED 160 Metre plan (Revised February 25, 2002)
1.800 to 2.000 CW
1.800 to 1.810 Narrowband digital modes
1.810 CW QRP
1.810 to 1.840 CW Only
1.840 to 1.905 SSB
1.900 SSB QRP
1.905 to 1.915 JA - DX Listening Window
1.915 to 2.000 SSB, AM, SSTV and other wide band modes
NOTES:
1: - CW may be used anywhere in the band but is normally used only up to 1.840MHz
2: - Provides space for digital modes as they become more popular on 160m.
3: - Avoid this frequency when not operating QRP.
4: - Protects a CW segment for domestic/DX use also allowing reception of DX SSB. a) Only under certain special circumstances should Canadian SSB use this segment, possibly when DX stations or U.S. stations are specifically calling for Canada.b) Most SSB DX contacts to stations in this segment should be conducted cross-frequency above 1.840MHz
5: - Normally should be used for SSB transmission and reception of Canadian/U.S. stations. a) Note that a lower sideband signal an LSB signal should have the suppressed carrier no lower than 1843.
6: - Avoid this frequency when not operating QRP.
7: - Avoid the use of these frequencies for as long as Japan has a sub-band here.
a) Most JA DX is now conducted between 1.810 and 1.825 MHz
8: - Provides spectrum for SSB, AM, SSTV and other wide band modes.

Current RAC 160 Metre Band - Maximum bandwidth 6 kHz
1.800 to 1.820 MHzCW
1.820 to 1.830 MHzDigital Modes
1 830 to 1.840 MHzDX Window
1.840 to 2.000 MHzSSB and other wide band modes
RAC is seeking comments on these proposals in order to formulate a comprehensive and workable HF Band Plan for Canadian Amateurs which takes into consideration Region 1 and 3 HF Band usage.

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