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

G. TAYLOR wb8bem at yahoo.com
Wed May 11 10:25:46 EDT 2005

I have seen the various discussions, but no one has come forward with a
plan. The ARRL is all we have, and they won't listen to their
membership same as the incentive licensing debacle. I don't believe a
single voice will be enough to sway the FCC when the League is behind a
different agenda. I've written the ARRL, my "adopted"  Section Mgr. but
get replies such as yours. 

If we don't somehow get together to oppose this, it will happen. The
ARRL is all we have, but seems they won't listen once they have their
minds made up. Lets hope enough members and even non-members write the
ARRL to convince them to drop this. Just dropping your membership will
not send the message. We all need to be members and convince them what
they are doing is not in our best interest.

The ARRL is a hard headed bunch, out of touch with their membership.
The only way to head this off is thru them. Once it becomes a request
to the FCC will be too late!

Gary WB8BEM/8

--- peter markavage <manualman at juno.com> wrote:
> Gary WB8BEM/8 wrote:
> > I'm sorry Pete, but that still doesn't make it right!
> It's a tentative proposal; there's no right or wrong here. They're
> looking to the future of the amateur radio service 5, 10, 20 years
> down
> the road. The ARRL made an unprecedented move by tossing out this
> proposal to all of us for comments well before the BoD will make its
> decision to submit or not. You also have the right, if you so desire,
> to
> write your own proposal on bandwidth, mode, frequency allocation,
> licensing, etc. and submit it to the FCC. If the FCC feels there's
> merit
> to it, it can assign it some official status and throw it out for
> comments. 
> > What is their goal? It seems they want to go all digital?
> Quote from ARRL:  ""We are in the early stages of a dramatic shift in
> amateur HF operating patterns, and it's impossible to predict where
> this
> shift may lead," Sumner said. "The FCC rules should not stand in the
> way
> of where technology takes us in our fulfillment of the bases and
> purposes
> of Amateur Radio." The initiative is aimed in part at encouraging new
> digital modes, but the primary emphasis is to avoid having to write a
> new
> rule every time a new mode bursts onto the scene. The League's
> proposals
> will establish a framework that creates an environment for change
> over
> the next decade--and perhaps longer"
> There's nothing in their proposal that abolishes any current existing
> mode.
> > If no one opposes this, The ARRL will prevail as they did with
> incentive licensing.
> ARRL didn't pass incentive licensing; the FCC did. The ARRL made a
> proposal and no set of comments back to the FCC was convincing enough
> to
> sway the FCC.
> > Sure seems to me that if it's not broke, don't fix it!
> It will slowly start to crack as more and more new digital modes come
> on
> the scene over the 5, 10, 20 years.
> > 
> If you want to see some great paranoia, go up on the QRZ forum and
> read
> some of the threads on this subject. 
> Pete, wa2cwa
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