Rees Roberts wrote: > As I see organizations trying to hold on to frequency > allocations from yester year, I am wondering to myself why? > The collective bandwidth available above the "DC" bands far > exceeds what is being cherished if a Phase 3D is made available. > While I agree with you in principle, I must take exception to theabove statement. I do not need to launch anything but about $3.00 of wire into a tree to communicate worldwide. the "DC" bands will do it with a minimal set/up. No Az/El rotor, no high gain array, no super-lo loss coax, pre-amps, etc. And especially, no limited life-span. Not only that, but even P3D can't accomodate all 600,00 US hams. Just my opinion. There is life, much life, in the DC bands. Do not discount them. -- Vy73, Mike. KD9KC firstname.lastname@example.org The farthest West ham in West Texas.