[AMRadio] Re: IARU bandplan

Bry Carling bcarling at cfl.rr.com
Sun Oct 14 15:06:28 EDT 2007

Thanks Steve,
I adapted this to my  non-ARRL situation and sent a smiliar letter
by e-mail to all of the same folks.

Great job!

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> @tst
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> dro@
> cantv.net,dsumner at arrl.org
> Dear IARU Officer -
> I see that the IARU has adopted, effective Jan 1 2008, a new "MF/HF band
> plan" for Region 2 that places restrictive limitations on transmitted
> signal 
> bandwidths and overlooks common modes and practices on the bands 160 -
> 10m.  
> I am VERY much against such limits - tight regulation and restrictions
> like 
> these goes completely against the experimental and innovative aspects of
> ham 
> radio.  As a member of ARRL, which is the US member society of IARU, I
> urge you 
> to stop this plan from going into effect.  
> I understand that it is a voluntary plan, but because it does not match 
> common practice on the bands today it will be ignored by thousands of
> operators.  
> Why make a plan that doesn't match present reality?  
> But, voluntary or not, my position remains that plan is defective. 
> Bandplans 
> like this have a history of increasing the stress among amateurs with 
> arguments and finger-pointing.  And voluntary ones  tend to become ever
> more 
> "official" over time, so I think it is vital that we not err on the side
> of 
> restriction and limitation which could hinder our future communication
> options.

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