[AMRadio] bandplan thoughts


Peter Markavage manualman at juno.com
Wed Dec 12 22:17:57 EST 2007


You should cite the source of this text (i.e. what Director) and the date
it was sent or posted. 
Pete, wa2cwa
 
On Wed, 12 Dec 2007 21:34:47 -0500 "Anthony W. DePrato"
<wa4jqs at mikrotec.com> writes:
> 
> >
> >
> >Steve WD8DAS
> >
> >
> >this just came in on another ref thought you might like to read it
> 
> 73 Tony
> 
> +++ Region 2 Band plan -- Skepticism persists +++
> 
> To set the stage for the following discussion, you need to know 
> that
> some AM operators believe the new IARU Region 2 voluntary band plan
> will cost them operating privileges.  This is true even though the 
> plan
> is strictly voluntary and the fact that FCC regulations clearly 
> take
> precedent over any voluntary band plan.  Some of these operators 
> accuse
> ARRL, a member of Region 2 of manipulating the new Region 2 plan in 
> an
> effort toward abolishing AM and getting Regulation by Bandwidth 
> adopted
> in the US.
> 
> I do not intend to get into a point-counterpoint discussion of this
> issue; however, I will expand the explanation I put in the last 
> issue
> of Words.  The bottom line still is precisely what I said the last
> time.  ARRL was not involved in developing the Region 2 voluntary 
> band
> plan, and the new Region 2 band plan has absolutely no relevance to 
> US
> amateurs.
> 
> Fact:  The committee I loosely referred to as the band plan 
> committee
> is properly named the Region 2 HF Committee.  This is the group 
> that
> developed the new voluntary band plan.  There was no ARRL 
> involvement
> with the HF Committee.
> 
> Fact:  As stated in the Region 2, conference news release, "A new
> Region 2 band plan for 160--10 meters was adopted, effective January 
> 1,
> 2008.  The new plan is modeled on one adopted previously by IARU 
> Region
> 1, with regional differences taken into account."
> 
> The Region 1 voluntary plan was developed in 2005.  It became 
> effective
> January 2006.  This voluntary band plan has had no impact on 
> operations
> in the US.  ARRL is not a member of IARU Region 1 and has no vote 
> in
> its meetings.
> 
> After developing its new voluntary band plan, the Region 2 HF 
> Committee
> submitted its new voluntary band plan to the Region 2 B/C 
> Committee.
> This committee forwarded the proposed plan to the plenary session 
> where
> it was adopted.  ARRL Chief Technical Officer Paul Rinaldo, W4RI 
> was
> secretary to the B committee.  He had no vote in its proceedings 
> and
> merely recorded the Committee's activities.
> 
> I assure you that when the Region 2 voluntary band plan becomes
> effective January 1, 2008, it will have no effect on US operations 
> --
> AM or otherwise.  Any changes in operation by US operators will 
> come
> only if they, themselves, choose to make changes.
> 
> As your Director, I repeat that I will actively oppose any effort 
> to
> curtail AM operating privileges for US amateurs.  No such proposal 
> has
> been introduced by ARRL in the five years I've been on the Board, 
> and I
> do not expect any one to be forwarded in the future.  The fact is 
> that
> ARRL has been and continues to support any mode of operation that 
> is
> legal in the US and the operators who use these modes -- AM 
> included.
> 
> Now, you know the rest of the story.
> 
> For another discussion, see
> www.arrl.org/news/stories/2007/12/07/100/?nc=1.
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
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