[AMRadio] Anonymous QST Author suggests that Part 97 requires 6

Dino Darling dino at k6rix.com
Thu Apr 17 14:42:49 EDT 2008

It says, "...for the information rate and emission type..."  The
emission type is AM and I see no bandwidth problem...what ever it is! 
It's an AMATEUR mode in a HOBBY service.  Let's all have fun out there!

Dino - K6RIX
dino at k6rix.com


He then cites §97.307 of the FCC rules that states "No amateur station 
transmission shall occupy more bandwidth than necessary for the
rate and emission type being transmitted, in accordance with good
practice." Since voice is what is being transmitted, he suggests that
rules require AM to occupy a bandwidth of "no more than about 6 kHz".

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