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As of March 29, 2009, foreign broadcast stations were to cease operating on 40 meters between 7100 and 7200 KHz. During the WPX SSB contest did you notice a decrease in broadcast QRM between 7100 and 7200 KHZ?
  Posted: Apr 01, 2009   (154 votes, 5 comments) by VE5ZX

  Significant decrease
  Some improvement
  About the same
  No difference
  Don't know
  Don't care
    (154 votes, 5 comments)
Survey Results
Significant decrease 53% (81)
Some improvement 20% (31)
About the same 5% (7)
No difference 6% (9)
Don't know 15% (23)
Don't care 2% (3)

Survey Comments
Too many local QSO's
I was waiting for DX to really open up.....unfortunately, with all of the local staeside ssb and am QSO's, can't get much done in QRM........we need a bandplan for a serious ph dx window-

Posted by n0ah on May 2, 2009

It may be better back on the mainland, but I echo VR2BG's statement. It is still pretty nasty out here from 7100 to 7200 when the band is open to Asia from KH6.

73 Bill KH7XS/K4XS

Posted by k4xs on April 14, 2009

40 meters is finally the night time band it should be. Transcontinental and transatlantic SWBC QRM free QSO's every night.


Posted by w1ctn on April 8, 2009

B'cast still there
This from first post-2009-03-29 report just received from DARC/IARU R1 Monitoring Service:

Frequencies still being used: every 5 kc from 7100 through 7200.

Entities so far identified still using those frequencies include: P5, BY, BV, VU, E3, 9M, EU, 6O, XZ, 4S, ST & 5X.

This survey likely to be more an indication of where folks who respond are located than actual state of the band.

73, ex-VR2BG/p.

Posted by vr2bg on April 2, 2009

40 is the new 20. It was amazing to behold.


Posted by N1UR on April 1, 2009

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