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11-22-2011, 09:41 PM
5330.5 kHz USB (center of channel = 5332.0)
5346.5 kHz USB (center of channel = 5348.0)
5358.5 kHz USB (center of channel = 5337.0) (Change)
5371.5 kHz USB (center of channel = 5373.0)
5403.5 kHz USB (center of channel = 5405.0)

RTTY, Data, and CW now authorized
The maximum allowed power level: 100Watts PEP


11-22-2011, 09:43 PM
There goes the neighborhood.

11-22-2011, 11:38 PM
Just more "legalese"...

We adopt our proposal to authorize the use of three additional emission designators in the 60 meter band. These additional capabilities can serve to enhance amateur emergency communications and allow for greater experimentation in the band, and we believe that doing so is in the
public interest.

We note, however, that because emission J2B is specifically defined in Part 97 of our Rules to be a Radio Teletype (RTTY) emission, emission designator 60H0J2B must be codified as a RTTY emission in order to provide for consistency within Part 97 of our Rules.

Accordingly, we authorize control operators to transmit the following additional emission types and designators in the 60 meter band:

CW emissions, limited to emission 150HA1A (i.e., Morse code telegraphy);

Data emissions, limited to emission 2K80J3E (exemplified by PACTOR-III);

And RTTY emissions, limited to emission 60H0J2D (exemplified by PSK31).

So it's very specific. USB, CW, PSK, and Pactor-III.
Be careful out there, don't use the old school RTTY. :naughty:

Read the whole thing. So, now you conceivably could have PSK and CW in the same "channel", and not bug each other.


Accordingly, we amend Section 97.303(h) to specify that control operators of stations transmitting phone, data, and RTTY emissions (emission designators 2K80J3E, 2K80J2D, and 60H0J2B, respectively) may set the carrier frequency 1.5 kHz below the center frequency, and that, for stations transmitting CW emissions (emission designator 150HA1A), the carrier frequency is set to the center frequency.

That's interesting. I enjoy 60 meters in the winter.

Ya, ya, Pactor. We'll see how that floats. It was a convincing argument that Pactor III is used by the Feds in that band, so they could at least listen to information from hams during an for realsies emergency. Meh.

Shoulda let us use SSTV. :evil:

11-23-2011, 08:30 AM
There's quite a discussion on the digital mailing lists. Interestingly, you must stay in the center of the channel, so no multi-signal waterfalls there.

11-23-2011, 11:22 AM
Read it again. What's the definition of center channel.What emissions are allowed on the center vs 1.5 K up?:stickpoke:

11-23-2011, 08:35 PM
This is a duplicate thread.

11-23-2011, 10:31 PM
Yes, but dopplegangers are fun.