[AMRadio] League pulls RM-11306

Jim Wilhite w5jo at brightok.net
Sun Apr 29 21:11:30 EDT 2007

Don, you and several others I can think of could do a 
petition on this topic.  Want suggestions for help?  I would 
support it as would many others here and on other boards.



> The biggest problem I see is that the FCC would have to 
> admit that they were in error with the original p.e.p. 
> ruling.  Government agencies don't like to do that.  And 
> it doesn't matter which party is in power.  I watched the 
> FCC through the Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush I and 
> Clinton administrations. Didn't see one iota of difference 
> in FCC behaviour during the entire period.
> The FCC claimed they would be put to a severe hardship to 
> write the power output rules in such a way as to maintain 
> the original AM power limit.  But they did exactly that 
> with the CB rules.
>  They could have made a similar ruling with amateur radio 
> power.  750 watts carrier output for AM, CW, FM, RTTY and 
> other carrier modes. 1500 watts p.e.p. for SSB and other 
> carrierless modes.
> One problem now would be that to go to that power  limit 
> definition, would cause CW, RTTY and FM to lose 
> privileges.  Under the one-size-fits-all approach 
> railroaded through under Johnston, they doubled the 
> historic power level for those modes, even though CW 
> probably needed a power increase least of all.
> Don,
> k4kyv

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