[AMRadio] ARRL changes: League dumps threat to AM


Brett gazdzinski brett.gazdzinski at verizonbusiness.com
Sun Mar 25 18:59:45 EST 2007


I would move up there, you got free health care and so on,
but its to cold for motorcycles!

I don't understand why hams cant have set frequencies all over
the planet...the same ones....

Short wave broadcast on 40 meters? voice in the CW parts of the band?

Brett
N2DTS 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: amradio-bounces at mailman.qth.net 
> [mailto:amradio-bounces at mailman.qth.net] On Behalf Of EP Swynar
> Sent: Sunday, March 25, 2007 9:11 AM
> To: bcarling at cfl.rr.com; Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service
> Cc: BOATANCHORS at LISTSERV.TEMPE.GOV; 
> FLBOATANCHORS at yahoogroups.com; heathkit at yahoogroups.com; Old 
> Tube Radios; MOPAGROUP at yahoogroups.com; 
> AmRadGear at yahoogroups.com; dcboatanchors at mailman.qth.net
> Subject: Re: [AMRadio] ARRL changes: League dumps threat to AM
> 
> What the heck is going on with our neighbours south of the 49th
> Parallel...?!
> 
> You've seemingly got a licensing body populated by little-more than
> did-interested, beaurocratic, career-oriented mandarins, headed-up by
> politically correct toadies of big money & big 
> bu$ine$$...your largest lobby
> group seems to be grossly ineffective of late in its ability 
> to grab the ear
> of the FCC to make it listen, because it's apparently too 
> distracted by its
> own agenda & internal empire building...
> 
> I am NOT attempting to condemn you good folks, or put you 
> down, or set up
> our system here in Canada by comparison as some sort of a 
> ",,,beacon of
> enlightenment" --- nothing like that at all! But man-o-man, I 
> do feel for
> you guys.
> 
> It's like you're all alone in a cruel world that simply 
> continues to change
> for the worst. Obviously politics & Ham radio do NOT mix...on 
> ANY level. I
> only hope things might change for you guys soon, because you 
> certainly do
> deserve better than what you've been getting for the past 
> several years,
> IMHO...
> 
> ~73~ Eddy VE3CUI - VE3XZ
> 
> 
> 
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Bry Carling" <bcarling at cfl.rr.com>
> To: "Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service"
> <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
> Cc: <BOATANCHORS at LISTSERV.TEMPE.GOV>; <FLBOATANCHORS at yahoogroups.com>;
> <heathkit at yahoogroups.com>; <MOPAGROUP at yahoogroups.com>;
> <AmRadGear at yahoogroups.com>; <dcboatanchors at mailman.qth.net>
> Sent: Sunday, March 25, 2007 6:51 AM
> Subject: [AMRadio] ARRL changes: League dumps threat to AM
> 
> 
> > Thanks, Paul - excellent commentary from WA3VJB...
> >
> > The threat to operators of old tube AM and CW rigs is
> > somewhat diminished.
> >
> > To expand and explain slightly - the part they DO want to keep...
> > They now propose to destroy only ten meters, perhaps figuring
> > that since there has been a long sunspot minimum, no one
> > will be paying attention...
> >
> > http://www.arrl.org/news/stories/2007/03/23/101/?nc=1
> >
> > Wa3VJB wrote
> >
> > > The ARRL, a small, non-profit publishing company in
> > > Newington Connecticut, has abandoned a threat to
> > > impose a system of bandwidth segregation on the
> > > various modes and activities on HF below 10 meters.
> > >
> > > In an email to the club's volunteer administrators,
> > > Dave Sumner, the company's highest-paid, unelected
> > > staffer, seems to have acknowledged the overwhelming
> > > opposition arrayed against his group's plan the past
> > > several years.
> > >
> > > The threat to AM was specific and unquestionable -- it
> > > would have imposed the first-ever, numerical
> > > constraints on bandwidth without providing a means for
> > > licensees to ensure compliance and ward off
> > > unwarranted complaints from those who do not
> > > participate in this mode and activity.
> > >
> > > The scheme would also have characterized AM as a
> > > "footnote" that otherwise would not be in compliance
> > > with their misguided system of bandwidth segregation.
> > >
> > > Sumner wrote, in part,
> > >
> > > Quote
> > > Regulation by bandwidth rather than by mode of
> > > emission remains controversial below 28 MHz because of
> > > perceived potential impact on established operating
> > > patterns, so these proposals were removed from the
> > > list with one narrow exception.
> > >
> > > Those who subscribe to the ARRL can pursue the full
> > > text, which contains several insults and additional
> > > patronizing language to those of us who dared to
> > > question the scheme their group tried to slip through.
> > >
> > > Keywords:
> > > --And for the truly paranoid
> > > --don't know all the facts
> > > --making their complaints and threats
> > > --have other motives
> > >
> > > It is important to note that the club continues to try
> > > to sneak through the small, remaining portion of their
> > > scheme that opponents had not, until now, chosen to
> > > challenge.
> > >
> > > Fresh opposition remarks about the fraction the League
> > > continues to push are now being filed and accepted on
> > > the FCC's Electronic Comment Filing System.
> > >
> > > The latest challenges join the carefully considered,
> > > well-reasoned arguments that gave the ARRL a severe
> > > spanking and refuted that group's earlier threat to AM
> > > that they now have abandoned.
> > >
> > > This appears to be the system of feedback the group in
> > > Newington prefers.
> > >
> > > Paul/VJB
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
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