The 4-metre (70 MHz) band is an amateur radio frequency band in the lower Very High Frequency (VHF) spectrum.
The 4-metre band has a unique character and because very few countries have an allocation there, very little dedicated commercial amateur equipment is available. Therefore most amateurs active on the band are interested in home construction or modification of private mobile radio (PMR) equipment. As a result there is a lot of camaraderie on the band and long ragchews are the norm, as long as there is some local activity.
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“And the heavy night hung dark
The hills and waters oer,
When a band of exiles moored their bark
On the wild New England shore.”
—Felicia Dorothea Hemans (17831835)