Having just heard two G4 stations working Paul ON/DL6FBK/P on 5353.5 KHz CW outside the UK bandlet a point needs to be made.
The UK allocation starts at 5354 KHZ USB not 5353.5 KHz USB.
It’s frustrating that I cannot call Paul on 5353.5 KHz, but some UK stations are either unaware we cannot transmit there or are aware they are in breach of their licences!
The same goes for UK stations transmitting FT8 above 5357.950 KHz USB. The bandlet ends at 5358 KHz - carrier point or 5354 KHz USB.
Read your licences chaps - and if Paul DL6FBK and other SOTA op’s could TX on 5354 KHz rather than below that freq should they wish to, it would help stop UK stations transmitting out of band.
You know who you are. I’m not stating who the two G4 stations were and I won’t be reporting you to OFCOM - it’s not my place to. If I hear you out of band again though I will be sending you a polite email, although one of the G4 stations does not publish an email address in QRZ.COM.
So if you worked Paul ON/DL6FBK/P this morning between 0931z and 0946z on 5353.5 KHz and you are a UK station you breached your OFCOM licence.
73 Phil G4OBK