[AMRadio] New Bandwidth Rules

George Pritchard gpritchard at comtechpst.com
Tue Oct 26 14:27:33 EDT 2004

How about 16 KHz bandwidth at 29.0 MHz!!! There is no practical
differentiation in bandwidth between AM and FM on TEN in that portion of the
band??? I'm sure no-one would object to a 16 KHz wide AM high-Fi signal on
29 MHz AM!
George AB2KC

-----Original Message-----
From: amradio-bounces at mailman.qth.net
[mailto:amradio-bounces at mailman.qth.net] On Behalf Of peter A Markavage
Sent: Tuesday, October 26, 2004 12:05 PM
To: bcarling at cfl.rr.com; amradio at mailman.qth.net
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] New Bandwidth Rules

Have you actually read the entire proposal, especially the sections that
mention AM? Is 9 KHz AM bandwidth not enough for you? Go here to read the
entire proposal: http://www.arrl.org/announce/bandwidth.html

Pete, wa2cwa

On Tue, 26 Oct 2004 06:11:44 -0400 "Brian Carling" <bcarling at cfl.rr.com>
> SO does this ARRL ACtion mean they are going to
> further infringe on AM by limiting bandwidth and dividing upi the
> bands on that basis rather than the present rules?
> It is SICKENING to think that they might further restrict
> AM operation!
> ARLB031 Draft Bandwidth Petition, BPL Focus of ARRL Executive
> Committee Meeting
> Meeting October 16 in Dallas, Texas, the ARRL Executive Committee
> (EC) devoted much of its fall session to a discussion of comments 
> received on ARRL's draft FCC petition seeking regulation of subbands
> by bandwidth rather than by emission mode. The EC also authorized
> the filing of a Petition for Reconsideration in response to the BPL
> Report and Order (R&O) in ET Docket 04-37, which the FCC adopted
> October 14. Drafting and filing the petition must await release of
> the actual R&O, which should happen in a few weeks. Responding to a
> synopsis of the bandwidth petition and proposed rule changes posted
> on the ARRL Web site, several hundred League members and others in
> the ham radio community offered comments and suggestions.
> ''The Executive Committee found considerable support for the
> concept
> of the petition,'' said ARRL CEO David Sumner, K1ZZ, ''along with
> constructive suggestions to reduce both the impact of the changes 
> on
> current amateur operations, as well as possible unintended
> consequences.
> Earlier this year, the EC decided to make a synopsis and
> explanation
> of the petition available to ARRL members before filing it with the
> FCC. At this month's meeting, the EC agreed to submit several
> recommended amendments to the proposed rules changes to the ARRL
> Board of Directors for its consideration in January. These include:
> * Retention of rules permitting automatically controlled digital 
> stations (packet and other digital modes) in narrow HF subbands. The 
> draft petition had proposed dropping these provisions.
> * A rule prohibiting so-called semi-automatic digital operation 
> (automatic control in response to a communication initiated by a live 
> operator) on frequencies below 28 MHz where phone is permitted.
> This addressed a concern that ''robot'' digital stations might take
> over the phone bands.
> In other words, these bastards can continue to JAM CW and
> digital QSOs below the phone bands like they are now on 
> 40m and 20m all day, every day!
> BUT we will make it so the phone boys don't rush to the aid of the
> CW and digital OPS who are screaming about he QRM from
> * A segment for 3 kHz bandwidth (no phone) emissions at 10.135-10.150 
> MHz to accommodate existing and planned digital operations.
> SO! We are going to NOW allow PACTOR-WINLINK's
> UNATTENDED ROBOTS to aslo come and jam the
> digital ops on 30m too.
> GREAT ARRL! You take the cake!
> * Deletion of the word ''continuous'' from the description of test 
> transmissions authorized on most frequencies above 51 MHz.
> * Simplification of proposed changes to 97.309 to clarify that 
> FCC-licensed amateur stations may use any published digital code as 
> long as other rules are observed.
> Sumner emphasized that the recommendations address major issues raised 
> to date but were not necessarily the last word on the draft petition. 
> The ARRL's bandwidth proposals take into account the League's prior 
> ''Novice refarming'' petition to expand some HF phone
> bands--included in the ''omnibus'' FCC Notice of Proposed Rule 
> Making
> in WT Docket 04-140.
> The EC also authorized ARRL General Counsel Chris Imlay, W3KD, to 
> ''prepare to pursue other available remedies as to procedural and 
> substantive defects'' in the BPL proceeding. NNNN

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