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


Brian Carling bcarling at cfl.rr.com
Thu Jan 19 22:23:42 EST 2006


I hear a lot of DXing in the Extra portions of both 80m and 75m
CW and SSB sub bands.

On 19 Jan 2006 at 13:58, Jim Wilhite wrote:

> 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
> W5JO
> 
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> > 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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