An email first arrived way back in April with this information and indeed thought was some sort of joke as the well respected SD Group would change there call frequency for some activations. Further along the line it sticks and will be implemented. Good for them! Sensible idea, although 95% will still use illegal CB gear I guess. But the idea is top class!
And the information as published on http://www.sugar-delta.org without any changes made.
After much debate with many of the HQ in the Group after what is still an on going problem in many divisions with the Radio Authorities regarding out of Legal band transitions we have decided that we should move the calling frequency to within Legal bands.
The new calling frequency for the Group will be: 27.275
This will protect our Members from prosecution in the divisions concerned and allow our family to operate and continue to enjoy the hobby.
The fight for the Frequencies we love so dear will continue with cooperation from ourselves with all other entities that are fighting to legalese what has become known as the free band and 555 frequency.
We can only do this as a Group if we are following our country authorities rules and regulations.
The Sugar Delta Group has always stated that we use our radios & equipment within the Legal Bands and to the countries laws and regulations and will not be responsible for our Members transmitting out of Bands that are deemed Illegal.
As from this day any future 0 /DX/IOTA or SD Group sponsored activity will ONLY be on Legal Frequencies, Calling from 27.275 and QSY.
With the Cycle being at its lowest and having no conditions for the DX i think that this is the right time to make a big change, at the end of the day if we advertise the frequencies we transmit on people we come if they want to work us.
One thing is for sure if we do nothing we will lose our most wanted and lose many members from the 11mtr community of which will be even worse for our hobby.
Look forward to see your feedback on this subject
My ideas are as follows: The day with split and zero for activations are gone as not legal. Cannot use an A channel for an event as not legal, and what about equipment. Using 26965-27405 don’t make it legal if not using legal gear, and still opens users for troubles no matter if on a legal frequency or not? As a start it’s good, but more work in progress needed
The above events been calling on 27:555 so why not 27:275 maybe “not sponsored SD event”
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