[amsat-bb] Re: ISS rptr

Luc Leblanc lucleblanc6 at videotron.ca
Wed Feb 6 12:54:51 PST 2008

On 6 Feb 2008 at 12:35, Nate Duehr wrote:

>Locally 145.79 is listed in our local band plan as "Miscellaneous and 
>Experimental Modes" and it's not an appropriate place for a repeater 
>here.  (Colorado, USA)

>145.5-146.0 MHz is also NOT part of the U.S. repeater sub-band legally, 
>but no idea what your rules in Canada are.  Searched the RAC website for 
>a link to your regulations, and that was ... well, useless.

You find nothing because there is nothing to be found!!

Canada deregulate Ham radio couple of years ago and there is no more band plan in the amateur radio bands in Canada. The National and 
Quebec associations recommend to stick by the former sub allocations list that was mostly the same used in the US. They ask us to work on a 
kind of gentlemen's agreement and as we are all gentlemen's we follow this advice but if one day i choose to put a repeater on 145.800mhz 
nobody can force me to move away!!! 

If a choose to call CQ on 3.715Mhz in USB i can and the CW contester will have to "behave" accordingly...As you can see we are really 
gentlemen's and i you can check on your side with some north eastern folks who are QRV on 80mtrs around 3.780mhz if they will confirm if 
the same courtesy exist you will see that bottom line it is only a question of common sense, logic, and mutual respect.

'Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their
level then beat you with experience."

Luc Leblanc VE2DWE
Skype VE2DWE


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