Monday, April 01, 2013

New bands

While some people over here were applying for access on the 5Mhz band, our telecoms regulator "ANACOM" on a bold move just gave us access to another 8 bands in the HF spectrum.

I think this is a shift from the classic deny first, allow latter paradigm that is so classic across all sectors of society.

The new bands in Portugal are as follow:

455 Khz
600 Khz
4 Mhz
8.865 Mhz
9 Mhz
10.7 Mhz
21.4 Mhz

All modes are allowed. This is of course on a non interference basis, hams are primary users.
Beacons are welcome using low bandwidth modes.

Frequency shift is allowed to a maximum of 15Khz deviation

Output power is not regulated yet but probably will be around a maximum of 17dbm to keep things even with the other allowed bands.

Let's hope this new bands get adopted all over the world!


PE4BAS, Bas said...

Great Ricardo, that will be easy for homemade trx. Crystals with those frequncies are cheap. Happy april fool's day ;-). 73, Bas

Ricardo - CT2GQV said...

Hello Bas,
Most transceivers already accept the new bands from factory! :)
73 de Ricardo, CT2GQV

Sebastian said...

When I first read the article I totally missed the date. Although obviously bogus it took me a moment to get why you wrote it :)Very good April fool's article.

Ricardo - CT2GQV said...

Hello Sebastian,
Thank you for your comment. I almost foul someone! Maybe next year :)