|[AMRadio] bandplan thoughts|
manualman at juno.com
Thu Dec 13 13:22:57 EST 2007
Amateur License Statistics:
Nov. 2006 to Nov. 2007
Extra: 108,271 to 111,716
General: 131,558 to 142,180
Advanced, Technician, and Novice are falling as would be expected due to
die-offs, upgrades, and don't cares.
And you said: "Which makes this an issue for Amateur Radio specifically,
not just AM. More, as well as restrictive regulations have the real
likelihood of impacting all amateurs in a negative way."
I'm not sure that's true, but maybe the future action should be for
amateurs to provide them with enough intelligent and solid information
for them to do it the correct way.
See you on the channel where chaos is the norm especially when the hot
topic is "what's for dinner".
On Thu, 13 Dec 2007 12:51:10 -0500 "Todd, KA1KAQ" <ka1kaq at gmail.com>
> On Dec 13, 2007 9:34 AM, <SBJohnston at aol.com> wrote:
> Why? Because they've been there forever, had their net there since
> radio was invented, AM Window reserved for AMers only, and similar
> nonsense. We're losing licenesees faster than we are gaining them
> time I checked. With a given percentage of people inactive, and
> joining the ranks than leaving, where is the crisis the League
> Beyond coming up with a working plan to coexist with digital
> transmissions, that is?
> So yes, it does appear they have tried to create a problem to
> basically. And we're clear that, despite words by a few saying they
> wouldn't support such a thing, the ARRL has indeed pushed for
> regulation by bandwidth, in the very recent past.
> Which makes this an issue for Amateur Radio specifically, not just
> More, as well as restrictive regulations have the real likelihood
> impacting all amateurs in a negative way.
> ~ Todd, KA1KAQ
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