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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, please email me at email@example.com
22 November 2012 - v121122: Addition and minor change:
15 November 2012 - v121115: Moved JT9 to 1.8395
10 November 2012 - v121110: Added JT9 at 1.838
28 January 2012 - v120128: Minor additions and changes:
26 January 2012 - v120126: First general release
The Top Band Digital Group (TBD160) ~~~~ The place to discuss digital activity on top band
The VK3AMA HamSpots page ~~~~ See activity on the 160m band