to anyone's knowledge, do any countries have voice privledges on 30m?

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I just finished listening to an USB QSO, w/no id, at 10.130. I couldn't tell if it were Arabic or Eastern European.  I am just curious. BTW, when I say 'just finished', they just finished.
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Andrew Russell

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Walt,
We do in VK. Great band for mobiles.
Some others in region 1 and 3 do too.
Andrew de VK5CV.

http://www.bandplans.com/index.php?band=30

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Thanks Andrew! I don't recall every hearing a human voice on 30 before today.
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That said there is not a lot of activity on phone. At most 2 or 3 voice channels pretty much continental in day time. Some places restrict use of phone to daylight hours.
Pretty much restricted by propagation too. Our HAM population is smaller too.
Andrew
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Some day we can dream that 30M will actually be a useful band for the rest of us who do not want to do CW
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I,too, have been pleasantly surprised with the cw dx I've worked on 30. My rationale, a cross between 20m and 40m. It's like 20 that works well at night.
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Now who is being Selfish,

You guys get CW privileges all over 30M and we get nothing.
I also take except to the equation of SSB to Chicken Band every time one dares to suggest that maybe SSB privileges be expanded... Which of course is NOT true.

I have a full sized 3 Element 30M Beam on an 85' tower currently unused because its all CW on 30M... and no contesting...so no reason to use it for RTTY.

I would love to have even one 5KHz channel for SSB

I know its not going to change for some time to come but one can dream
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http://iaru-r1.org/index.php/spectrum-and-band-plans/hf

SSB may be used during emergencies involving the immediate safety of life and property and only by stations actually involved in the handling of emergency traffic.

The band segment 10120 kHz to 10140 kHz may be used for SSB transmissions in the area of Africa south of the equator during local daylight hours.

News bulletins on any mode should not be transmitted on the 10 MHz band

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"Now who is being Selfish?"

You are, Howard. Just because you don't like CW or RTTY, and because you can't contest on 30m, and because you spent all this money on an antenna you think the rules should be changed to suit you, even though it would be to the detriment of the existing users of the band who enjoy ragchewing and DXing on 30m every day.

That is the epitome of selfishness.

Doug K4DSP
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IARU in all regions advises no SSB, except in the case of R1 noted above. Don't know why Africa is excepted.
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30m is the WSPR band of choice!!!!
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Walt - KZ1F

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Is that anything like NPR???
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I love 30m .and it's unusual propagation.  This afternoon, when the solar storm took out 20 & everything above it, I dropped down to 30 and there were ZS1C and CN8KD, nearly 599.  I love the fact that I don't have to compete with the California kilowatts, and high-gain antennas on 30 are less common too, so it's a pretty even playing field.  I'm currently at 120 countries confirmed there, including the Navassa bunch, where I caught them on RTTY, a mode I've not used a lot.  I'm all in favor of keeping it a CW/Data band.