Hot Spots are one of the newest additions to Amateur Radio. In order to use hot spots responsibly, CCARC is advocating that all users adhere to the Frequency Use plans and use hot spots on frequencies designated as Simplex. More definitive information will be forthcoming soon from the Frequency Coordination Committee. Until then please follow these guidelines. Since the majority of hot spots are digital and should be used on simplex channels designated as Narrow band Digital Voice Simplex Frequencies. Those using mixed mode and Fusion should be using Mixed mode (Voice and Data) Simplex Frequencies. Please refer to the 70 cm band plan It is important to avoid Weak Signal, Auxiliary and Satellite operation areas!