[amsat-bb] Re: Old Oscar Sub Band 144.300-144.500

Jeff Moore tnetcenter at gmail.com
Fri Sep 30 15:38:12 PDT 2011

The APRS frequency 144.390 MHz has been allocated for some time now and it could be argued that it IS a satellite mode.  I don't see it going away any time soon either.

Band plans are generally suggestions unless there are specific laws allocating particluar bands and frequencies.  Are the "Oscar" frequencies allocated by law?

Jeff Moore  --  KE7ACY

----- Original Message ----- From: "ka9qjg" <ka9qjg at wowway.com>
Hello From Don KA9QJG   , Hope Everyone is doing Well I have Heard and Read
and ask a lot of Questions about Hams using the Oscar Sub Band 144.3-144.5
and as You can guess I Got a lot of Opinions From the ARRL, FCC   And
others, So I thought the Best thing to go was to actually get the Answers
from You the users.

Yes I know that  and as a Responsible Ham I think We all should use the
Guidelines , But in this Case  From what I have found the Oscar Sats have
not been on the Air since in Many Years ,  and NO Other Sats or ISS Is using
the Freqs or set aside for them ,  So  a Lot of Hams in the US are using the
Freqs for  FM/ SSB  CW  DIGTAL  And Look the Well Established APRS 144.39

And long time and still used 144.34 FM for Conducting ATV   And I have seen
on the Internet Some States actually adding the 144.300-144.5 As Simplex FM 

The Problem is I have Heard People Jamming and Arguments about this over the
Air   , I have even seen on the Internet when doing searches for Info Some
States even include this NON Used 144.300  TO 144.500 For  FM Simplex Etc..
Because NO Oscar Sats Exist or Nothing else to Interfere with But I agree
100Percent if there Was  the Freqs should NOT Be used for anything other
then what it was intended for 

Thanks 73 

De Don KA9QJG 

PS as You know We have a lot of older Hams kind of set in their ways and the
New ones Are Listening and looking for ways to Fit in, and We need as Many
New Responsible Hams in this Hobby as We can get But How Could We get on
these Freqs Some are using and Say Hey We are not allowed here Because of
the Oscar Sub Band Something that has been Gone for over 20 Yrs 

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