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Amateur Radio Band Plan and SSB

Jul 27th 2016, 23:12

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I am prepping to go live in the HF world and have 2 questions.

The AARL Amateur Radio Band Plan only identifies two locations to use SSB that are found in the 10 and 60 Meter bands. However when looking at numerous band plans on the Web, SSB usage runs throughout all bands between 80 Meters and 6 Meters.

Question 1: Can SSB be used throughout the Amateur Radio Bands?

Question 2: When setting up a frequency plan for Data using a 500 Hz bandwidth is the center frequency set to 3,599,750 to stay within the 3.6 MHz upper limit?

KD0MQD
Bob Sutphen
Jul 28th 2016, 17:56

W1VT

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SSB may also be used in the phone and image portions of the band. SSB isn't allowed in the CW only or RTTY and data portions of the bands.

Most ham radios display the suppressed carrier frequency, not the center frequency. An exception is the 60M band, where I've seen a report that the FT857D indicates the center frequencies of stored memory channels for that band.

Zack W1VT
ARRL Senior Lab Engineer
Aug 11th 2016, 16:54

KD0MQD

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Thanks Zack

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