Tuesday, August 11, 2020

ARRL Board Approves New HF Band Plan

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>.