RASA (Radio Amateur Society of Australia) has initiated a review of the Australian 30m band plan.
Australia is one of the only countries that permits SSB operation on 30m.
The existing band plan has SSB operation between 10125-10135 kHz, whilst digital uses 10130-10150 kHz.
This overlap is causing QRM between SSB and digital operators, particularly for the most popular digital mode, FT8 – which uses 10136 kHz.
It is proposed to shift SSB operation down 5 kHz: 10120-130 kHz – this alleviates the QRM whilst still leaving sufficient space for CW operation.
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RASA have written to the Wireless Institute of Australia to ensure a joint approach to the review.