The revised RAC 0-30 MHz Band Plan has been released with the effective date of December 1, 2015. This replaces the January 1, 2015 Band Plan version. It incorporates several updates to reflect feedback received on the earlier version. The Band Plan graphics have also been changed to improve readability and make it easier to determine which segments are recommended for which modes, especially for those who are colour-blind.
The RAC 0-30 MHz Band Plan is available on the RAC web site: rac.ca/rac-0-30-mhz-band-plan or by navigating through the “How to Start?” tab on the RAC home page. A downloadable PDF file is available by clicking the image. The French version may be found at rac.ca/qc/rac-du-plan-de-bande-0-30-mhz
Hats off to Vince d’Eon, VE6LK for the many hours of work preparing the graphics through numerous revisions. Thanks to the RAC Band Planning Committee, chaired by Al Penney VO1NO, with members Mel Martin VE2DC, Ken Asmus VA3KA, Frank VanderZande VE7AV, and Don Moman VE6JY for the over one-year commitment in reviewing the old band plans and current practices. Thanks also to Claude Lalande VE2LCF and Dann St-Pierre VE6TD for their help in producing the French language version and to Eric Lysenko VE3EAL for his insights on improving readability. Finally, RAC would like to thank all those who provided comments on the January 1, 2015 Band Plan. This feedback was instrumental in producing a graphic of great use to Canadian Amateurs.
The RAC 0-30 MHz Band Plan is a living document. Comments and suggestions are welcome.
Please use the comment form rac.ca/executives and select International Affairs Officer. Comments will be acknowledged and forwarded to the full RAC Band Planning Committee for consideration as future updates.
George Gorsline VE3YV
International Affairs Officer