RASA has initiated a review of the 30m band plan. 

The 30m band runs from 10100-10150 kHz.

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.

Please send any comments to our usual email address:

info (AT) vkradioamateurs.org

We have written to the WIA to ensure a joint approach to the review.