[amsat-bb] Re: ISS rptr

Bruce Robertson ve9qrp at gmail.com
Fri Feb 8 17:12:59 PST 2008

What Luc says is correct, but there are band plans for Canadians:


On Feb 6, 2008 4:54 PM, Luc Leblanc <lucleblanc6 at videotron.ca> wrote:
> 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.

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