[AMRadio] Web page appears in opposition to RM-11306

Jim Wilhite w5jo at brightok.net
Thu Jan 19 14:58:47 EST 2006

I think this may be a bit of over reaction to RM 11305.  Look at the number 
of signals in the Extra portion of the 80 meter band.  You won't find many 
down there because operators like to talk to their friends.

Throughout the country, nets all operate on the General portion to foster 
maximum participation.  I have never heard a net on the Extra portion. 
Operators congregate where their friends are.

There might be a deviation from that when contests are held, but then we 
could just limit the places where the contestants are allowed to operate. 
That would be much simpler than restricting the bands into bandwidth 
specific modes.

Since CW & digital modes are acceptable on all parts of the band, why can't 
phone modes be acceptable on all parts of the band?  The greatest risk we 
run is reducing QRM in the phone portion.  I believe that would make more of 
us gentlemen.  Despite what some think, most amateurs are considerate of 
others, RM 11305 would give us extra space to do that.  Mode or bandwidth 
restrictions simply promote special interest groups against the majority of 
us who choose not to use digital or CW as a mode of operation.

73  Jim

> With no legal rules holding a band together, RM-11305 actually encourages
> "bad boy", "animalistic", and "maverick" type behavior. The only legal
> rules are license class and band edges. Starting up an 20 KHz wide FM QSO
> on 7010, while maybe not considerate operating procedure (based on some
> defining mind set), will not be illegal. The best you can do is wave a
> "Shame on you" finger at them.
> If you haven't read W3MIV's comments on RM-11305, I would suggest that
> you do. Albert paints a very good picture on where this proposal would
> lead us. Amateur radio service and "jungle law" come together.
> http://www.w3miv.us/bandwidth_2.html
> Pete, wa2cwa
> On Thu, 19 Jan 2006 12:36:47 -0500 "W1EOF" <w1eof at hamnutz.com> writes:
>> There is a difference between LEGAL and considerate Don. There are
>> many
>> activities
>> that I COULD legally participate in I don't. Because it would be
>> inconsiderate and rude.
>> I would be ashamed of myself to win points in a contest while I
>> stepped all
>> over my
>> fellow hams enjoyment of the hobby.
>> I guess that's my point exactly and why I find myself in a quandry
>> about
>> RM-11305. In
>> theory it sounds good but I wonder how many hams will take the
>> attitude
>> "It's perfectly
>> legal for me operate SSB on 7002, so I will."???
>> 73,
>> Mark W1EOF

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