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THE ARRL 600 METER EXPERIMENTAL GROUP

This web site was updated on 23 January 2017 at 0000 UTC


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600 Meter Project Rules, Frequencies & Information


Current Band Plans and Frequency Assignments for WD2XSH Stations

Band Plan and Station Frequency Assignments for the "High Band" of 495 - 515 KHz - 17 DEC 2010

Station Frequency Authorizations for the entire band of 465 - 515 KHz - 1 JAN 2011

Band Plan and Station Frequency Assignments for the "Low Band" of 465 - 478 KHz - 15 OCT 2011


About the WD2XSH Stations - Pictures, web sites, etc.


Latest News
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 630-METER SPECIAL EVENT 

SECOND ANNUAL MIDWINTER 630-METER ACTIVITY NIGHT

This event will start at 0000z on February 5 and run through 2359z on February 6.

Amateurs and listeners are invited to join American and Canadian amateurs and experimental stations in the Second Annual Midwinter 630-Meter Activity Night, Saturday February 4-5, 2017.  This event will start at 0000z on February 5 and run through 2359z on February 6.  This event is being undertaken because of the continuing, worldwide interest in 630-meter activities. Much of the U.S. interest is in anticipation of US amateurs receiving access to the band in the near future, while Canadian hams are eager to learn more about the present level of amateur activities on their newest ham band. 

This activity night will give interested amateurs in both countries, an opportunity to see first-hand what is happening and indeed.  The cross-band activity with Canadian amateurs offers a chance to take part in the activity.

For those of you that may be building for future 630-meter operation, this event will provide an opportunity to test your receive capabilities on MF.

Operation will be from 472kHz - 479kHz in various modes. The two-way crossband work will be undertaken by the following Canadian stations, all on CW. Canadians will operate following the schedule shown below and will listen for callers on the specific 'QSX' frequencies indicated:

Station:  CF7MM (Mark) CN89 Coquitlam, B.C.
Time: 0200Z - 0700Z (Saturday night) Feb 5th UTC
TX Frequency: 475.0 kHz
RX (QSX) Frequency: 1801 kHz / 3501 kHz / 3528 / 7028 kHz

 

Station: VE7BDQ (John) CN89 Delta, B.C.
Time: 0300Z - 0700Z (Saturday night) Feb 5th UTC
TX Frequency: 474.0 kHz
RX (QSX) Frequency: 1833 kHz / 3533 kHz

 

Station: CG7CNF (Toby) CN89 Burnaby, B.C.
Time: 0200Z - 0800Z (Saturday night) Feb 5th UTC
TX Frequency: 476.5 kHz
RX (QSX) Frequency: 1827 kHz / 3527 kHz / 7027 kHz

 

Station: VE7SL (Steve) CN88 Mayne Island, B.C.
Time: 0200Z - 0700Z (Saturday night) Feb 5th UTC
TX Frequency: 473.0 kHz
RX (QSX) Frequency: 3526 / 7115 kHz

 

Station: VO1NA (Joe) GN37 Torbay, Newfoundland
Time: 2130Z - 0130Z (Saturday night Feb 4th UTC - Sunday Feb 5th UTC
After 0130 UTC - 5WPM CW beacon until 1000 UTC
TX Frequency: 477.7 kHz
RX (QSX) Frequency: 3525.5 kHz

 

Station: VE3OT (Mitch) EN92 London, ON.
Time: 0000Z - 0500Z (Saturday night) Feb 5th UTC
TX Frequency: 477.0 kHz
RX (QSX) Frequency: 3610 kHz / 7105 kHz


In addition, there will be a large number of U.S. experimental stations in operation throughout the band, in two-way QSO mode with each other, using CW, PSK-31, JT-9 and QRSS modes. Some stations will also be in WSPR and QRSS CW beacon modes.

The success of this event largely depends upon the participation of as many amateurs as possible.  We hope that you can find time to participate in this unique midwinter event.

Reception reports can be submitted via email to their respective operators or via 500kc.com.


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AMATEURS WIN 600 METER BAND WORLDWIDE!



Amateur Radio Obtains a Secondary Medium Frequency Allocation at WRC-12
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02/14/2012 It’s official -- delegates attending the 2012 World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-12) have approved a new 7-kilohertz-wide secondary allocation between 472-479 kHz for the Amateur Radio Service. Agenda Item 1.23 had both its first and second readings in Plenary Session on Tuesday, February 14; to become part of the ITU Radio Regulations, each Agenda Item must be read twice in Plenary Session. While the Final Acts will be signed on Friday, February 17 at the close of the Conference, the new allocation will not take effect until it is entered into the Radio Regulations. No date has been set for this, but it is unlikely to be earlier than January 1, 2013. In any case, no amateur can use the band until his or her national regulations are revised to implement the allocation.

Full story available at http://www.arrl.org/news/amateur-radio-gets-secondary-mf-allocation-at-wrc-12
The 500 KC Amateur Radio Experimental Group Reception Report Maps for 2006-2011

These maps have been compiled by Ralph Wallio, W0RPK.
Thanks Ralph, for the tremendous effort!


Click on the map

Check out the 600 Meter Band Viewer. This allows you to watch signals on the 600 Meter Band between 495 and 510 KHz in 5 minute segments in near real time

(Temporarily offline, sry.)

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FCC GRANTS MODIFIED LICENSE FOR THE ARRL WD2XSH 600 METER EXPERIMENT

On July 28, 2009, the FCC granted the ARRL a modified license for WD2XSH. This modified license allows the experiment to operate with 45 stations across the continental USA, Alaska, and Hawaii.


Click HERE for a PDF copy of the grant.

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Location map of the authorized stations for the 600 Meter Experiment. 07 July 2011

( Click on the map for a larger image. )

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The following stations are currently authorized to operate on the air under the terms of the FCC grant and the conditions specified by Fritz Raab, W1FR, who is the ARRL Coordinator for the project.

Note that most stations will be operating in the range of 495 - 499 and 501 - 510 KHz. See the conditions for more information.

W1NZR - WD2XSH/1

W5TVW -WD2XSH/2

KW1I -WD2XSH/5

W5THT - WD2XSH/6

W5JGV -WD2XSH/7

N4ICK -WD2XSH/8

W2ILA -WD2XSH/9

W4DEX -WD2XSH/10

WS4S -WD2XSH/11

AI8Z -WD2XSH/12

K0JO - WD2XSH/13

W1FR -WD2XSH/14

W5OR -WD2XSH/15

WEOH -WD2XSH/16

AA1A -WD2XSH/17

N1EA -WD2XSH/18

K9EUI -WD2XSH/19

N6LF -WD2XSH/20

WB2FCN - WD2XSH/22

K2ORS -WD2XSH/23

W7EKB -WD2XSH/24

W7OUI -WD2XSH/25

W7WKR - WD2XSH/26

KL7AJ -WD2XSH/27

KL7Q -WD2XSH/28

KN8AZN - WD2XSH/29

W0AD -WD2XSH/30

WA1ZMS - WD2XSH/31

K9WRU -WD2XSH/32

W1FR/0 -WD2XSH/33

W0RPK -WD2XSH/34

K0HW -WD2XSH/35

W5GHZ -WD2XSH/36

W1XP -WD2XSH/37

KN1H -WD2XSH/38

KM1H -WD2XSH/39

WA1OMI -WD2XSH/40

W1HK -WD2XSH/41

K2LRE -WD2XSH/42

KH6B -WD2XSH/43

AC6QV - WD2XSH/44

KL7UW - WD2XSH/45

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Please check the NEWS ARCHIVE for all previous happenings.


RECEPTION REPORTS

You do not have to be a member of this group to send us a reception report.

Reception reports are welcome for ANY 600-meter station - not just WD2XSH stations. Multiple reports on the same station on different dates and times are encouraged as they allow us to see that communication is repeatable

The entire Amateur Radio community stands to benefit from your assistance!

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Ever wonder what happens to your Reception Reports?

Take a look at these excellent RECEPTION REPORT maps for the WD2XSH stations as compiled by Ralph Wallio, W0RPK.


If you have anything to contribute - news, construction articles, data files, interesting links or whatever - please email w5jgv at w5jgv dot com. Thanks from the 500 KC Experimental Group!


Operational Specifications

Frequency of Operation - 461 - 478 and 495 to 510 KHz
Maximum ERP - 20 Watts
Emission Modes - CW - PSK / FSK / MSK-31

Number of Stations - 45

The permitted Modulation Modes are:

CW / QRSS - 150HA1A

PSK-31 - 62H0J2B

FSK-31 - 62H0F1B

MSK-31 - 62H0G1D


Additional information about Amateur Radio and Part 5 Experimental Operation may be found on my other web site at W5JGV.COM

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