[AMRadio] AM Exemption Already Drawing Fire

Donald Chester k4kyv at hotmail.com
Sun Dec 4 19:33:21 EST 2005

I think we could have reasonably well predicted this:

"...Perhaps the one thing most egregious to digital proponents in the ARRL 
bandwidth plan has been an exemption in the 3.5khz band segment for AM.  Mr. 
Rotolo confirms that this exception has raised quite a ruckus in the digital 
community. It begs the question, if an exception is created for AM why not 
an exception for 25khz data..."

"...Perhaps the petition shows undue favoritism for AM phone. Instead of 
that, a better way would be a 10kHz bandwidth overlay in parts of larger HF 
ham bands at REDUCED AVERAGE POWER LEVEL(emphasis mine) This would allow AM 
but not preclude other transmission methods with similar bandwidth occupancy 
effects. Obviously, the ARRL has bowed to tradition in these areas in their 
efforts to accommodate the status quo."


Don k4kyv

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