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Old 14th Jan 2019, 20:04
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Originally Posted by Whopity View Post
The transmitted frequencies of the ground stations have not change one iota, its only the dials on the equipment that have changed. The transmitters all have the same bandwidth, its only the receivers that have had to be narrowed to accomodate the in between frequencies. The MOD equipment would still work perfectly well with those who have adopted the new designators, so asking them to delay is pointless.
The driving force behind the move is the spectrum tax imposed by Offcomm on the ground stations. Its 1/3 the price for an 8.33 channel.
Not sure that the txer bandwidth is unchanged. And the driving force is nothing to do with Ofcom and all to do with European regulation introduced to provide a temporary solution to the lack of comms frequencies.
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