|[AMRadio] ARRL Director explains IARU bandplan to the "ignorant"|
ars.kx5kw at gmail.com
Thu Nov 8 10:43:46 EST 2007
> There is no plot to shut down amateur radio AM operation in the U.S.
> or it's territories.
> The existing AM footnotes to our current band plan
> still apply and will continue to do so ***until the FCC changes or
> erases them*** from its Part 97 Regulations.
*** emphasis mine.
> I also point out that the AM footnotes (that enable AM operation)
> in the current FCC Amateur Radio Service band plan...
There are those words again. -AM footnotes-
Is that true? The only reason AM can operate is because of some AM
I think sentences 2 and 3 give evidence that sentence 1 is not true.
If it was true that AM is only legal because of "AM footnotes", it
would certainly be a one step process to leave them out at some point
in the future. That's probably what some people hope will happen.
I believe the "mini uproar" showed him that it will not happen without
resistance. Good that he noticed. :)
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