[Boatanchors] [Bulk] Re: ARRL Band Plan

Jim Wilhite w5jo at brightok.net
Sun Apr 12 19:20:41 EDT 2015

I don't have any recorded data, but have monitored the 80 meter band and 
hear very little activity.  I can't imagine any problem they describe.  The 
same for 40 but that is a different band that deals with propagation.

As I read the proposal the digital committee seems to focus on the 80 meter 


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Just curious.  Does anyone have any data on just how crowed the bands
are?  What fraction of the band allocations are "busy" at any particular

The ranks of active hams seem to be thinning out.  Or am I wrong?

Saw an article somewhere that shows that the average age of licensed
hams keeps rising.  That is there are relatively few young people
getting licensed.  The few young people interested in a technical hobby
seem to be into computer gaming, overclocking, writing cell phone apps etc.

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