[AMRadio] AM Exemption Already Drawing Fire


Bob Macklin macklinbob at msn.com
Sun Dec 4 21:25:30 EST 2005


I see more activity on the QRZ and eHam message boards then I hear on my
receivers.

And it is probably just as well!

Bob Macklin
K5MYJ
Seattle, Wa.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "peter markavage" <manualman at juno.com>
To: <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
Sent: Sunday, December 04, 2005 6:15 PM
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] AM Exemption Already Drawing Fire


> Did you actually count how many "different" people actually commented on
> these 50 pages? These "rejectors" of the proposal account for less than
> .1%  of the ham population. Show me better numbers and I'll have some
> sympathy for your concern. Teller's comments also are almost three years
> old. The proposal has gone through several iterations since then. Some of
> the alternative proposals that are now being proposed on QRZ by these
> ARRL proposal "rejectors" actually could provide much more harm to AM.
> The ARRL proposal actually preserves our legacy mode out to 9KHz.
>
> Pete ,wa2cwa
>
> On Sun, 04 Dec 2005 20:37:26 -0500 "Brian Carling" <bcarling at cfl.rr.com>
> writes:
> >
> > http://www.qrz.com/ib-bin/ikonboard.cgi?act=ST&f=3&t=107079
> >
> > 50 Pages of well-reasoned discussion (in most cases) and
> > rebuttal by the people who have experienced the MENACE that
> > K4CJX, KQ6XA  and their petty,  "Anti-amateur-radio-as-we-know-
> > it" crowd are trying to FORCE on amateur radio.
> >
> > You will find VERY few supporters of this Bandwidth Proposal.
> > The whole thing needs to be rejected lock, stock and barrel.
> > I have left ARRL because of this, and the other (many) things they
> > have done over the  past few years to ruin amateur radio.
> >
> > They are NOT listening, and they are NO LONGER "Of, By and
> > For the Radio Amateur."
> >
> > They are now Of, By and For the Commercial, Digital Special
> > Interest Lobby headed by K4CJX and Winlink Pactor which has
> > totally over-ruled sound judgement in regards to the rules
> > governing automatic unattended HF digital stations
> >
> > The following is the BACKDROP to the lunacy that is now
> > prevailing in ARRL's Proposal (WHICH I understand may be
> > actually with the ENCOURAGEMENT AND COMPLICITY of FCC)
> >
> > http://www.zerobeat.net/bandplan-dissent.html
> >
> > A torpedo fired into the heeart of AM would NOT be out of step with
> >
> > the kind of MANIPULATION that is already going on behind the
> > scenes. OR just the threat of it to intimidate others into getting
> > on
> > board this train to hell in a hand basket.
> >
> > Your mileage may vary. My mileage will mostly stick with
> > preserving the right to HOMEBREW, and to operate AM
> > and CW without QRM from the PAC PESTS that belong
> > on VHF and above.
> >
> > On 5 Dec 2005 at 0:33, Donald Chester wrote:
> >
> > > 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."
> > >
> > > http://www.qrz.com/ib-bin/ikonboard.cgi?act=ST&f=3&t=108389
> > >
> > > Don k4kyv
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