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Episode 2019-13 - Band Plans

Hello and welcome to the next edition of the Mike Wills Podcast! This is the Dog Days of Podcasting edition for {insert date here}. I am WX0MIK and my name is Mike Wills. This season, we are covering amateur (or ham) radio.


  • In Chapter 6 we start talking about how to communicate with hams.
  • Section 6.1 talks about Band Plans
  • A band plan is a voluntary agreement designed for normal conditions
  • These are not regulations
  • HF is simpler because they don't have repeaters and the book lists some examples of items in band plans: Beacons, Weak Signal, Satellite Uplinks and Downlinks, Simplex, Repeater Inputs and Outputs, and Control Links. Further clarification of each item are within the book.
  • Why is a band plan needed?
    • It gives everyone guidelines on what you can do within the band (and what to expect in that area too).
    • The FCC requires it as “good practice”

Wrap Up

Thank you for listening. 73 from WX0MIK.

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