[AMRadio] Phone band expansion


Peter Markavage manualman at juno.com
Thu Oct 12 13:56:56 EDT 2006


You said it, "phone is phone"; AM is phone; Calling frequency was also
not defined as a "QSO" frequency but I know what you mean. 

Since all these changes to FCC's Part 97 Rules were actually accepted by
the FCC  two years ago, the ARRL has had that much time to formulate a
revised band plan to take the changes into consideration. Will probably
also include some of the stuff they presented in their Bandwidth
Proposal.

Pete, wa2cwa

On Thu, 12 Oct 2006 13:27:11 -0400 "Todd, KA1KAQ" <ka1kaq at gmail.com>
writes:
> On 10/12/06, Peter Markavage <manualman at juno.com> wrote:
> > Don't make the same mistake "they" did 25 to 30 years ago by 
> defining an
> > AM pen area. AM is phone; use it wherever your license class 
> allows.
> > Or, maybe all can wait for the ARRL Band Plan.
> 
> I agree with your approach Pete, except for the AM band plan part. 
> The
> ARRL doesn't even respect its own band plan on 40m and fires up its
> bulletin service right smack on the AM calling frequency, so I 
> don't
> hold out any hope that their way will be anything but more of the
> same.
> 
> Use it all, phone is phone. It's not like the SSB users have any
> respect for the so-called AM window.
> 
> ~ Todd,  KA1KAQ



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