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The "160m Band Utilization Chart" is exactly that. It is not a "bandplan", nor even an "unofficial
bandplan". Rather, it is an attempt to graphically portray the modes that are actually in use on
160m today. The chart does not tell you where people should operate. It tells you where people
actually do operate.
Although the essence of the chart is to show actual use of the band, the bandplans for each of the
three IARU Regions are also included for reference, as they differ significantly in some respects
between the regions.
There is a clear distinction on the chart between dial frequencies and emitted frequencies, helping you
to accurately set the correct frequency and to identify signals as they appear on the waterfall.
The chart is a living document. If you see any errors or omissions, or want to suggest improvements,
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