[AMRadio] ARRL Bandwidth Regulation -- I'm Worried!

G. TAYLOR wb8bem at yahoo.com
Tue May 10 19:52:39 EDT 2005

I keep hearing from my section leader, and sure don't like what I'm
The FACT is that they want to re-regulate us, and provide for AM in a
"special exemption" much as the KW grandfather clause. They then can
just elimainate the exemption. 

To keep discussing the technical merits is a waste of time. They don't
want the facts, they have there minds made up, and are only agreeable
to amend them slightly to get it implemented. They then figure they can
change it simply by taking out the exemptions! 

There is something BIG driving this, and I can't figure out what! 

I just recieved this from "my" section leader: 

Tentative proposals by frequency band: 

160M - Entire band = up to 3 kHz 
75/80M - Segments of up to 200 Hz, 500 Hz, and 3 kHz. A sub-segment 
of 3 kHz would be open to automatic control. AM and Independent SB 
(ISB) would be authorized by special exemption. 
40M - Same as for 80/75. 

I read this as no exemption for 160M. Therfore NO AM. 

What can we do????? We need to get together and get something started
or we are going to lose big! Discussion of technical aspects, which
they seem to ignore, will not help. 

We need somehow to present another face to the FCC or I'm afraid we
will lose our operating privileges and can forget Ham Radio as we know

I don't know how to do this, but hope we have an attorney or someone on
this list who does. 

Sounds to me like we need to start a fund to fight this. Anybody got
any ideas? 

I like my hobby. Don't want to give it up for "automatically"
controlled "digital" operation!!!!!! 

Gary WB8BEM/8

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