[AMRadio] A slight different approach to the IARU bandplan

D. Chester k4kyv at charter.net
Thu Nov 15 02:45:44 EST 2007

> Since I've been FAR from satisfied with the answers we're getting 
> regarding
> the new Region 2 bandplan, I sent another message to ARRL and IARU Region 
> 2
> officials today, repeating my concerns about the new bandplan ...

> I am against such bandwidth and mode controls - tight regulation and
> restrictions like these goes completely against the experimental and
> innovative nature of ham radio.  The new Region 2 plan does not match
> common practice on the bands and would likely be ignored by thousands
> of operators.   What about AM operation?  How is bandwidth defined and
> measured?
>...  And without the details of how bandwidth is to be
> defined and measured, the figures in the bandplan are meaningless -
> except to cause fights among hams as they argue about them!
> The existing IARU Region 2 bandplan is excellent - why the need for
> change to bandwidth specifications?

> Steve Johnston, WD8DAS

> Your information is not correct. The IARU Region 2 band plan will not
> restrict AM operators in any way and you will notice no change whatsoever 
> to
> your operating preference as a result of it.
> ARRL has no regulatory petition pending, proposed or planned that would
> limit or restrict AM phone operation in any way.
> 73 Joel W5ZN

He dodged the issues you brought up altogether and failed to answer any of 
your questions.

Reminds me of the the way the FCC dodged the issues and failed to address 
objections that were brought up during the AM power proceeding.

Don k4kyv

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