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UK Band Plans for anyone that needs them

Post by nay27uk » 22 Jul 2017, 23:26

OK.

So if you are like I am then you will be constantly on a band and forget where the band starts and where it ends as well as forgetting where you are allowed to use each mode.

There are band Allocations on the internet but not all of us have a Computer, Laptop, Phone or Tablet by us all of the time to check with, Me Included.

I wanted a nice looking but simple band Allocation list that I could print off and have blue tacked to my desk where my radio is so that I don't have to have any of the above mentioned gadgets by my side every time I wanted to remember what the Allocation was for a particular band I was working.

I have spent the last 3 hours creating 3 printable band Allocations in Microsoft Office Word 2010 and thought I would share them here for anyone that wishes to use them.

They are in zip folders and in Microsoft Office word 2010 DOC format.

Here they are.

HF BAND PLAN

VHF BAND PLAN

UHF BAND PLAN

I would be interested to know if I got anything wrong in them as I have had to use other websites for the information as the RSGB Band Plans are a total nightmare to follow as they are all colour coordinated but with no legend of what the colours are.

If anything is wrong with what I have put together then please let me know exactly what and I will update them
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Post by dcwuk » 23 Jul 2017, 00:26

Great post but hell to download. I tried with Opera and kept getting virus warnings took a chance and switched off all my anti virus but still the same.
Tried again with Edge and after getting through all the pop up the hosting site produced I eventually get the files.
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Post by Admiral » 23 Jul 2017, 07:46

Nice work, you need to change your word 'allowed' to 'recommended'. You could have just nicked The RSGB Ltd bandplans.
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Post by Sam P » 23 Jul 2017, 08:19

I couldn't access these files from an iPad.... one file did open with a very rude pop-up.
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Post by nay27uk » 23 Jul 2017, 08:33

Thanks guys I will fix the links, I was going through a URL shortener, I won't be using that again then, I wondered why Facebook had removed my post
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Post by nay27uk » 23 Jul 2017, 08:48

OK all links are now fixed and a direct download link to my server minus the URL shortener
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Post by nay27uk » 23 Jul 2017, 08:51

Admiral wrote:Nice work, you need to change your word 'allowed' to 'recommended'. You could have just nicked The RSGB Ltd bandplans.

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Thanks admiral but I am not sure where I have used the word Allowed.
Could I ask what the picture is of? is that an RSGB thing
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Post by Admiral » 23 Jul 2017, 09:03

nay27uk wrote: So if you are like I am then you will be constantly on a band and forget where the band starts and where it ends as well as forgetting where you are allowed to use each mode.



Bandplan is a gentlemans agreement, but as most of us are gentlemen then we kind of observe it, but if some CW nonce gets pissy because I'm using easypal near the CW section then there isn't a whole load he can do other than politely ask me to move up.

If your homebrew charts work for you then that's brilliant, and hopefully they will be of use to others too.

ps I didn't have any trouble downloading them
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Post by nay27uk » 23 Jul 2017, 09:16

Admiral wrote:
nay27uk wrote: So if you are like I am then you will be constantly on a band and forget where the band starts and where it ends as well as forgetting where you are allowed to use each mode.



Bandplan is a gentlemans agreement, but as most of us are gentlemen then we kind of observe it, but if some CW nonce gets pissy because I'm using easypal near the CW section then there isn't a whole load he can do other than politely ask me to move up.

If your homebrew charts work for you then that's brilliant, and hopefully they will be of use to others too.

ps I didn't have any trouble downloading them
Cool cheers Admiral and thanks for the comment.

I also have a daily call log I made if anyone wants that too. Write down the contacts on it then transfer to the PC or QRZ.com later.

It looks something like this when it is printed with some important information that may be needed to be remembered at the bottom of the page.
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Post by sickboy » 23 Jul 2017, 09:47

I've just been freshly allocated my lowly M6 callsign as well and this is just what I needed nay27uk, thank you.
Excuse my ignorance but where the chart says phone, does this mean voice modes?
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Post by Admiral » 23 Jul 2017, 09:48

I still use a pencil and paper to log the more interesting contacts, I don't bother logging Europe unless it's a rare one, then I transfer them to an excel spreadsheet later. I don't log enough to warrant logging software.
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Post by Admiral » 23 Jul 2017, 09:49

sickboy wrote:I've just been freshly allocated my lowly M6 callsign
You should be proud of your achievement, yes, 'phone' is any voice contact regardless of mode.
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Post by sickboy » 23 Jul 2017, 10:04

Thanks Admiral
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Post by nay27uk » 23 Jul 2017, 10:48

Admiral wrote:I still use a pencil and paper to log the more interesting contacts, I don't bother logging Europe unless it's a rare one, then I transfer them to an excel spreadsheet later. I don't log enough to warrant logging software.
No me Either Admiral Just made it for when I use HF realy so I can log on QRZ.com
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Post by nay27uk » 23 Jul 2017, 10:49

sickboy wrote:I've just been freshly allocated my lowly M6 callsign as well and this is just what I needed nay27uk, thank you.
Excuse my ignorance but where the chart says phone, does this mean voice modes?
Yes as admiral says Phone is any voice coms be it FM, AM ,LSB, USB or whatever.
Very well done on the pass there mate and welcome to the hobby.
Glad I could be of assistance.
I will upload that call log too just change the details at the bottom with your own or you can remove them totally if you don't need them.
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