|[AMRadio] IARU REGION 2 MF/HF BAND PLAN - Effective January 1st 2008|
k4kyv at charter.net
Sat Oct 6 03:26:00 EDT 2007
Notice bandwidth limitations, with only 6 KHz maximum for DSB A.M., denoted
by (*), listed for two small segments in the 80m. band. Nothing in 160 or
40, or any other band except for 10m.
I suspect that ARRL will promote this in the US, and possibly even petition
the FCC to incorporate it into Part 97. Remember, they mentioned
"revisiting" the defunct bandwidth issue at a later time, and ARRL is the
U.S. "member society", so it would appear that the League was involved the
formulation of the bandplan. I have seen nothing in [i]QST[/i] about this,
nor any request for input from the US amateur community. I didn't see any
mention of this new bandplan on the ARRL website. Notice the ARRL
personalities listed on the IARU website.
What is the IARU?
What is the IARU band plan?
"PURPOSE OF THE IARU BANDPLANS
The IARU bandplans have been compiled and modified over the years to reflect
changes in operating requirements and are to be used as a guideline by the
individual societies of each country. Unique situations in certain countries
may require slight modification to that individual country's own bandplan
but the impact of any changes must take into consideration their effect on
These bandplans are voluntary and as such cannot legally be enforced, except
in some countries in which the bandplans are written into the national
regulations. The vast majority of amateurs in all countries do conform to
the IARU bandplans and it is in our own interest that it should continue to
be this way. The plans are prepared in a democratic way with input from any
country's member society. The plans are discussed, modified and voted upon
at IARU Regional General Assemblies with each country (large or small)
having only one vote. If an individual or group is not satisfied with the
bandplans as they are and has a suggestion for improvement then he should
submit it, with as much documentation as possible, to his IARU member
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