[AMRadio] AM Exemption Already Drawing Fire


peter markavage manualman at juno.com
Sun Dec 4 22:12:00 EST 2005


"Click" and "Chirp" are positive identifiers in any amateur radio circle
these days. Sort of like "Roger beep" on CB.

Pete, wa2cwa

On Sun, 4 Dec 2005 18:47:51 -0800 "Bob Macklin" <macklinbob at msn.com>
writes:
> 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
> K5MYJ
> 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
> effect?
> >
> > 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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