MIC(Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications) of Japan published a new band plan for amateur band.
7MHz will be extended 7000-7100 to 7000-7200 from April, 2009.
However, CW ONLY segment (7000-7025) will NOT be extended.
CW 7000-7025 --> 7000-7025
CW+Digital 7025-7030 --> 7025-7030
ALL MODE 7030-7100 --> 7030-7200 <+100KHz>
CW is very weak when QRM from Digital or Phone exists.
So as a CW man, I strongly request to extend CW only band.
The MIC accepts public comments until Dec/12/2008.
I know MIC might not change their plan easily even they get against comments.
But anyway I'm going to write my opinion as one of a CW operator.
5 hours ago