[AMRadio] bandplan thoughts

Peter Markavage manualman at juno.com
Fri Dec 14 21:17:51 EST 2007

Ya could have fooled me with all the dialog over the last two months, but
I know what you mean; I didn't have a "smiley" to add to the end of the
Actually, it wasn't a total secret since the plan to do it was announced
in August 2006 in a documented presentation to an IARU Region 3 Meeting.

Don't let the 75 meter knuckle draggers get the best of you. Ignore them,
record them and/or report them if they are causing malicious

And, we will all wait for the "later still...".

Pete, wa2cwa

On Fri, 14 Dec 2007 09:33:10 EST SBJohnston at aol.com writes:
> Don't be silly, Pete.  There will be no "shakeup" simply because a 
> small 
> group wrote a bandplan in secret.  The trouble comes later, as that 
> plan begins to 
> cause stress among amateurs over who is "following the bandplan" or 
> not.  
> There have already been on-air threats of violence made against 
> AMers in relation 
> to the new bandplan.  
> It will also be a point of stress for hi-fi SSB stations, users of 
> vintage 
> gear of all kinds, and various digital mode users.
> Later still, the IARU bandplan will be held up as an example for 
> other 
> band-planners, such as the ARRL.  And later still, there will be a 
> move to make it 
> part of the FCC rules.  
> As my grandfather used to say, "Mark my words..."
> Steve  WD8DAS

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