[AMRadio] Re: IARU bandplan

Bob Macklin macklinbob at msn.com
Wed Oct 24 16:28:08 EDT 2007

You have to read the notes at the bottom of the page. AM is permitted where
there is an "*" beside the frequency. But there is nor "*" on 160M or 15M.
Everything above 29MHz is 6KHz BW.

Bob Macklin
Seattle, Wa,
"Real Radios Glow in the Dark"
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jim Wilhite" <w5jo at brightok.net>
To: "Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service"
<amradio at mailman.qth.net>
Sent: Wednesday, October 24, 2007 1:20 PM
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] Re: IARU bandplan

> Steve, I don't feel this topic is inappropriate.  It is a subject that
> encompasses Amateur Radio and, more importantly, our operating.
> I looked at the recent band plan and am a bit disturbed by how they wish
> to segment our bands and did not make a specific reference to AM except
> on 10 meters.  What is even more scary is that this may become fodder
> for someone to petition the FCC to make these changes to our bands.
> There is a lot of emphasis on QRP and CW in the plan.
> Even though the FCC has never followed them, some time back and
> enforcement letter was mistakenly sent to a couple of SSB stations
> operating in the low part of 160 meters.  Some CW guys filed a complaint
> that generated the action, even though that action was inappropriate.
> These kinds of documents lead some to believe they are gospel and will
> harass others who do not follow them willingly.  I applaud Ron's action
> which I hope is a wake up call to members of the staff of the ARRL to
> let them know that the ordinary Amateur, who is not a member, will not
> stand idly by while they advance an unpopular proposal.
> Jim/W5JO
> > Various wrote:
> >
> >>What chart are you looking at?? On 40 meters,
> >>CW is allowed from 7000 to 7300 KHz
> > and
> >>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.  But my point is that the bandplan expects CW to happen in
> > the lower 30 kHz of 40m, 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 learned - 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
> >
> > http://www.iaru-regionii.org/Region_2_HF_Band_Plan.html
> >
> > to the new one
> >
> > http://www.iaru-regionii.org/Region_2_MF__HF_Bandplan_Annex__1_2008.pdf
> >
> > 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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