New Band For ZS Hams
Sharp-eyed Roger, G3XBM, has brought attention to the recent news of a new amateur allocation granted to South Africa’s amateur radio community! It’s just a small slice of a band but in an exceptionally interesting part of the spectrum … 40 MHz !
Amateurs have been given ‘propagation studies’ permission to transmit between 40.675MHz and 40.685MHz as ‘primary users’ and use up to 26dBW (400Watts) of power … a healthy assignment.
I’m not sure where the push for this new band has risen from but no doubt from within the amateur radio community of South Africa … and kudos to the SA radio authority for establishing this unique amateur band.
Myself and others, have often stated that an amateur allocation in the 40MHz region would be a wonderful part of the spectrum in which to experiment. Almost midway between the two “magic bands” (10m and 6m), the propagation opportunities of 40MHz would be most unique and abundant.
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