[Fwd: LF: LF bands downunder]

Andre' Kesteloot akestelo@bellatlantic.net
Sat, 23 Jan 1999 00:46:42 -0500

vernall wrote:

> M. Bruno wrote:
> > A question to our ZL and VK readers: what is the use of the 136/138 kHz
> > band down there?
> Not much.  I have already asked for the 136 kHz CEPT band to be added to
> my Low Frequency permit.
> ZL amateur access to 165 - 190 kHz was initially planned on the basis of
> nil local radio services using frequencies below 200 kHz, and the USA
> public band is 160 - 190 kHz.  VK access to LF is presently by obtaining
> a scientific licence but it is understood that amateur access to unused
> parts of the LF band could happen soon.  Now that there is a CEPT agreed
> amateur LF band, and it will probably be allocated in USA as well, then
> we should definitely look at using it down under.  The 136 kHz band
> looks like being the only sub-band with worldwide potential for amateur
> radio use.
> Bob