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Old 16-04-2018, 22:36   #31
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A bit of trivia for you. The 50 Mhz band predated TV. The reason there was no channel one on TV was that it was accidentally allocated over the ham band and had to be removed.

These days most new HF transceivers include 6 meters (50 Mhz).
...like this info. I just don't forget stuff like this
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I've been curious too if there are many SSB users who are not licensed hams? It seems rather limiting to have an SSB if you're not able to use the rest of the bands especially given the propagation distance that's potentially available.
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I've been curious too if there are many SSB users who are not licensed hams? It seems rather limiting to have an SSB if you're not able to use the rest of the bands especially given the propagation distance that's potentially available.
If you're referring to the Marine SSB bands that is a separate license. There is a recent topic covering this subject.

In short, the marine SSB bands are used by many sailors without being licensed. It is illegal and if you have Marine SSB equipment aboard the USCG may ask for your license during a boarding. Pay the $140 for a ten year license and be legal. No skills or testing required.

To use the Ham (amateur radio) bands you must have a ham license. It is illegal for a licensed ham to speak to a non licensed operator except in case of emergency.
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I've been curious too if there are many SSB users who are not licensed hams? It seems rather limiting to have an SSB if you're not able to use the rest of the bands especially given the propagation distance that's potentially available.
"Single Side Band" is just a particular mode to get on the air, as opposed to say AM or "normal" FM with carrier and both side bands. So yes, there are lots of other "users" or operators out there that are not hams.

For example if you want use a marine HF radio like the very common Icom M802 you need a particular license for that, but it's not a ham license.

There are also thousands if not millions of "users" around the world without a license, but they are listening-only; mostly to international news radio stations with their short-wave receivers.

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