Changes to the RSGB Band Plan – January 2013

Thanks to Norman M0FZW for this important announcement regarding changes to the Band Plans:

There have recently been significant additions and amendments to the Amateur Radio Band Plans, effective from 1st Jan 2013.

The latest version can be downloaded from http://www.rsgb.org/committees/spectrumforum/band-plans.php

Norman Crampton, M0FZW, RSGB Region 12 DRM (Essex)

If you come across links to any out-of-date band plans online, please try to get the site owner to switch links to the most current set at RSGB – Similarly, if you have a printout of the band plan by your rig, time to print out a new one

RSGB Band Plans
The new RSGB Band Plans – Download your copy today!

Summary of the changes

You’ll find a good summary of the changes in this month’s Radcom, or on the RSGB website. Here’s a quick summary:

  • 472 – 479kHz (600 metre) band plan (For Full licence holders with an NoV)
  • 5MHz (60 metre) band plan (For Full licence holders with an NoV)
  • 7MHz – Changes regarding data modes. PSK31 should not be below 7.04MHz
  • 144MHz – FM/DV calling channel clarification, 144.6 RTTY frequency and the withdrawal of 145.2125MHz Gateways
  • DATV: Notes added to 437MHz and the 23cm band

CARS LogoIf you’d like to know more about band plans and the changes, you’re encouraged to come along to the next club night at CARS, the Chelmsford Amateur Radio Society.

On Friday the 8th of February 2013, Murray Niman, G6JYB from the Spectrum Forum will be talking about the various changes to the band plan. The evening also includes a talk on electronic logging.

The meeting is at Great Baddow Parish Hall, 19 Maldon Road, Chelmsford, CM2 7DW

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