WRC approves new Ham band at 472-479 KHz

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That's what I thought at first too.

472 kHz

Yay, I can beat a crow bar on my alternator and generate a better signal.
 

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And the rules for the band, when the FCC gets around to writing them up, will probably severely limit your antenna size and power output.
 

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The FCC won't have to limit antenna size unless you own a LOT of real estate. A dipole would stretch the length of three football fields plus 92 feet. Well, you can get away with a 300' base loaded tower so maybe W2WSC should rethink what they did to the one on the property when the club bought RCA's old WSC coastal marine station.
 
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I believe the WRC is proposing 5 watts ERP. 600 meters has served the maritime service well for quite a while. This should be a fun band to experiment with.
 
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