[AMRadio] Web page appears in opposition to RM-11305

Bob Macklin macklinbob at msn.com
Mon Jan 16 18:37:05 EST 2006

The 25KC at the lower edge of the bands is the only incentive to get an
EXTRA class ticket. And in the US they can only communicate with other
EXTRAs in that segment!


Bob Macklin
Seattle, Wa.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Donald Chester" <k4kyv at hotmail.com>
To: <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
Sent: Monday, January 16, 2006 2:53 PM
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] Web page appears in opposition to RM-11305

> >From: "Brian Carling" <bcarling at cfl.rr.com>
> >On 16 Jan 2006 at 11:22, bud chiller wrote:
> >
> > >  IARU does not
> > > allow phone emissions below 7050Khz in region 2!
> >
> >I am just trying to understand all of this...
> >Why do we have Canadian and Mexican SSB signals all
> >over 7030 - 7060 kHz NOW if they are not allowed to do it?
> >
> >We're drifting downward in frequency here from AM concerns
> >I know, but it IS related for those of us who work both AM AND
> >CW.
> The IARU band plan say no phone below 7050.  Obviously the Canadian and
> Mexican hams, plus who knows what other countries south of the border, are
> not following the plan.  The IARU does not have any enforcement power.
> band plan is merely a suggestion, not a legal restriction.  Canada and (I
> assume) Mexico have no emission subband limitations; they can legally
> transmit phone all the way down to 7000.  The US is the only country in
> region (and is suspect the world) that PROHIBITS phone below 7150.
> Another aspect of the problem is the US licence class subband structure.
> 7000-7025 is limited to extra class only, so non-extra US hams can work cw
> only from 7025 up, and the cw activity rarely goes above 7040 or 7050, so
> for all practical purposes US Advanced and General class ops are limited
> a very narrow segment just above 7025 for cw operation.
> Since the US Extra class cw requirement has been reduced to the 5 wpm
> level, and there is no longer any distinction in the code requirement for
> Extra, Advanced, General or Novice, what is the point of continuing to set
> aside an exclusive 25 kc/s segment for Extra class cw?
> In Region 1 (Europe) the entire 40m band is only 7000-7100, except for
> recently opened limited use of 7100-7200.  Hopefully the broacast issue we
> be resolved and 7100-7200 will eventually become exclusive amateur
> worldwide.
> -k4kyv
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