[AMRadio] AM accomodated in IARU Region 1 Bandplan


VJB wa3vjb at yahoo.com
Wed Dec 3 12:00:40 EST 2008


The Region 1 delegates to the IARU, a voluntary, non-binding hobbyist work group, have accommodated AM activity in their latest revised band plan taking effect March, 2009.

Their decision, at their recent meeting in Croatia, was to continue to avoid specifying any enumerated bandwidth for AM transmissions in the layout of licensed hobbyist operating activity they help coordinate on the HF bands.

The Region 1 delegates took action in precisely the manner U.S. licensees had wanted their representative group to support during earlier Region 2 band planning deliberations. 

But, as many here should know, the ARRL contradicted this expressed sentiment, and proposed specific bandwidth parameters. The numbers became part of the revised Region 2 band plan now in effect.

The Region 2 charter calls on government regulatory bodies, including the U.S., to adopt the voluntary protocols the IARU representative clubs develop.

A Region 1 official, in explaining that it is a conscious decision NOT to impose numerical bandwidth parameters on AM transmissions, said the wording dates to 2005 at a regional meting in Switzerland, and was reached IN AGREEMENT WITH AM GROUPS. (emphasis mine)

By contrast, the club that is supposed to represent all U.S. licensees at the IARU failed to include "AM groups" in any manner, and, the record shows, deliberately ignored requests to correct the League's misguided approach taken in Brazil that led to the problem created for Region 2.

Under the IARU's charter, the status of a representative club at the IARU can be challenged if it can be shown the group failed to implement the expressed desires of its consituents, or if the club's activity can be shown to have harmed licensees.

Such harm would come if any governmental regulatory body accepts the IARU's advocacy of implementing these voluntary guidelines.

Be vigilant.

--Paul/VJB 


-----Original Message-----
From: D. Chester <k4kyv at charter.net>
To: amradio at mailman.qth.net
Sent: Sat, 29 Nov 2008 1:44 am
Subject: [AMRadio] 7190 and/or 7195? Region 1 Bandplan contains no 
provision for AM in expanded 40m band

>From ARRL Letter:

==> IARU REGION 1 MEETS IN CROATIA
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You gotta love those bandwidth limits all set at 2700 Hertz!  Again, 
how is it to be measured?  Does it apply to AM?  I'm getting mighty 
sick of this narrow mind, narrow bandwidth thinking.

Here we go again...

Steve WD8DAS

sbjohnston at aol.com
http://www.wd8das.net/
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Radio is your best entertainment value.
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-----Original Message-----
From: D. Chester <k4kyv at charter.net>
To: amradio at mailman.qth.net
Sent: Sat, 29 Nov 2008 1:44 am
Subject: [AMRadio] 7190 and/or 7195? Region 1 Bandplan contains no 
provision for AM in expanded 40m band

>From ARRL Letter:

==> IARU REGION 1 MEETS IN CROATIA



      


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