[AMRadio] Re: IARU bandplan

W6OM w6om at cox.net
Wed Oct 24 09:49:17 EDT 2007

In an open letter to the Board and officers of the ARRL I invited them to
participate in a worldwide "Webinar" at my expense wherein hams from all the
world would be free to ask questions as to the ARRL's continued pursuit of
this and other intitiaves which were withdrawn domestically but pushed
through international channels. The ARRL board and officers has stone walled
my request.

I have asked my legal team to subpoena the minutes of the IARU meetings and
currently will use my PR firm to send 237,000 e-mails to op-in hams around
the world asking why the CEO and his board will not participate in a free
webinar and respond to the membership concerning their activities.


Ron Weaver  W6OM   

-----Original Message-----
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Sent: Wednesday, October 24, 2007 6:29 AM
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Cc: glowbugs at piobaire.mines.uidaho.edu
Subject: [AMRadio] Re: IARU bandplan

Various wrote:

>What chart are you looking at?? On 40 meters, 
>CW is allowed from 7000 to 7300 KHz     
>Steve - Please show me where it states this.

I am referring to the new IARU Region 2 bandplan section for 40m.  I should 
not have used the word "allowed" - sorry about that, that was too strong.
my point is that the bandplan expects CW to happen in the lower 30 kHz of
rather than the lower 150 kHz as has been the case for some time.

Perhaps my posts on this topic are unwelcome - I certainly have received a 
lot of hate-mail and name-calling off-list about it.  I guess I haven't
- I keep getting surprised by hams.  I keep mistakenly thinking they are all

my friends, or at least open to a discussion.

I apologize if my concern about this has splashed over onto those who don't 
care, or support the bandplan.  I thought it was important enough have a 
discussion about it before it happens, especially here on a couple mailing
lists for 
people interested in vintage equipment and modes.

I certainly hope it comes to nothing.  But I suspect this bandplan will 
become a source of friction and upset among hams in the years to come.  

One final point:  Compare the old IARU Region 2 bandplan from 1988 


to the new one  


and notice how the current one matches much better how we use the bands now,

and how the new one is very different.

Steve WD8DAS

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