Thursday, May 23, 2013

Additional 2-Meter Satellite Frequencies Proposed

The AMSAT News Service reports on a proposal from Region 1 of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) for an additional 2-meter satellite downlink subband between 144.000 and 144.025 MHz, to be
used for CW and SSB downlink signals. It was noted that these frequencies have become underutilized after most EME (moonbounce) activity moved further up the band.

AMSAT-NA has not yet taken a position on the proposal. 

It is worth noting that in the United States, FCC rules permit only CW operation on the frequency segment between 144.000 and 144.100 MHz.