The ARRL's board of
directors, meeting virtually in July, approved the final recommendations of its
Band Planning Committee for a revised HF band plan, according to the ARRL
Letter. Many of the proposed changes will require FCC action on a variety
of already-submitted proposals, including one calling for Technician Class voice
privileges on 80, 40, and 15 meters. The bulk of the proposed changes, however,
are to permit greater use of wideband digital modes and automatically-controlled
digital stations (the technical term for stations using Winlink radio e-mail).
Specifics of the recommendations are available online at <https://tinyurl.com/y5ht9eqc>.