[AMRadio] AM Exemption Already Drawing Fire

Bob Macklin macklinbob at msn.com
Sun Dec 4 21:47:51 EST 2005

What are the rules about "CLICK" and "CHIRP"? I don't remember the bitching
about them 50 years ago.

"CLICK" and "CHIRP" should be GRANDFATHERED for BoatAnchors!

Bob Macklin
Seattle, Wa.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "W5OMR/Geoff" <w5omr at satx.rr.com>
To: "Discussion of AM Radio" <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
Sent: Sunday, December 04, 2005 6:25 PM
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] AM Exemption Already Drawing Fire

> peter markavage wrote:
> >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
> >
> Let me get a show of hands...
> how many people in here can accuratly measure their AM Rigs PEP output
> power?
> Now, how many of you abide by the 1500w PEP output limit, as set by law?
> I don't have my hand up, either.
> How many of us can accuratly measure how wide our signal is?
> I don't have that kind of equipment, either.  How am I going to know if
> I'm in violation of the 9kHz bandwidth ruling, if/when it comes into
> I thin that seriously, If I were to build a sharp band-pass filter, that
> rolls the audio off at 4.5kHz, sharply, I might be hard-pressed to find
> a device that could fill that filter.  I don't think I've got any audio
> on my rig, wider than around 5 or maybe 6kc, of frequency response.
> At least no one has ever accused me of being 'broad' (signal wise, that
> is ;-))
> ---
> 73 = Best Regards,
> -Geoff/W5OMR
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