|[AMRadio] League pulls RM-11306|
manualman at juno.com
Sun Apr 29 18:01:11 EDT 2007
ARRL web site lists frequencies where AM activity can be found:
As far as getting to the 1500 watt PEP max, how you do it is up to you.
Want more carrier presence so the other station can capture your signal;
run more RF power out and just drop your modulation. I'm sure 90% or 85%
audio would not make much of a difference to the guy listening to you.
On Sun, 29 Apr 2007 13:29:49 -0700 "Bill Smith" <hbco2 at sbcglobal.net>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Peter Markavage" <manualman at juno.com>
> > Jim:
> > What justification would you or someone present to the FCC raise
> > power level back to 1000 watts as it was a number of years ago?
> > And Bill said: a petition for an AM Window from 3870 to 3885.
> > I view the AM Window (if you want to call it that) from 3600 to
> 4000 KHz.
> > I see no rational to live and operate in a 15 KHz box.
> There is plenty of reason to allow AM operation at 1000 watts
> output. Carrier serves to strongly reduce or eliminate background
> noise and
> provide a comfortable communications environment. AM was severely
> short-changed by the 1500 watt PEP regulation. AM stations are now
> restricted to only 350 watts carrier.
> A correction re the quoted statement. There is no need to petition
> the FCC
> for an AM window, IHMO that would be counter-productive. The ARRL
> consider recommending a 3870 to 3885 KHz AM window in it's 80 meter
> plan. That doesn't mean that AM will not be heard outside the
> window, or
> that stations using other modes cannot operate inside the window.
> It would
> suggest that if a station were looking for an AM contact, that one
> likely be found inside the window. It would also serve to reduce
> conflict between AM and SSB by identifying an band area where AM
> is anticipated and encouraged. 15KHz, even 25 KHz considering
> isn't a big slice of the 80 meter band.
> 73 de Bill, AB6MT
> hbco2 at sbcglobal.net
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