[AMRadio] AM accomodated in IARU Region 1 Bandplan

VJB wa3vjb at yahoo.com
Thu Dec 4 18:35:49 EST 2008


I agree that it does not serve the League's agenda for them to acknowledge the affirmation of AM activity in the IARU Region 1 band plan.


Thanks for trying to convince the ARRL to revise its "coverage" of the Region 1 summary.  The response from their press aide indicates she misunderstood your request.  You did not ask them to rewrite the IARU's final minutes, did you ?

To both of you, is there any value in your asking any ranking represenatives in Region 1 to, in turn, ask the ARRL to more properly acknowledge the important details in the chart the League's press release has published ?

I would appreciate your help in pursuing this.
Would you both be willing to have your remarks further published in Electric Radio?  I have been told by Ray that he intends to publish my report as a "letter to the Editor," to those who aren't on this Reflector. It would be nice to include you in the discussion.

Please let me know, here or offline.



Pete, I take it this is the specific wording, related to AM, you questioned the League for omitting:

(source: IARU website, dateline Cavtat, Croatia)

Sideband Usage Below 10MHz use lower sideband (LSB), above 10 MHz use upper sideband (USB)

Amplitude modulation (AM) may be used in the telephony sub-bands providing consideration is given to adjacent channel users.

All modes CW, SSB and those modes listed as Centres of Activity, plus AM (Consideration should be given to adjacent channel users).

> Message: 2
> Date: Thu, 4 Dec 2008 09:25:36 -0600
> From: "D. Chester" <k4kyv at charter.net>
> Subject: Re:  [AMRadio] AM accomodated in IARU Region 1
> Bandplan
> To: <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
> Message-ID: <000301c95624$8f422d20$ee349f18 at D65Y8B21>
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> Thanks, Paul, for digging out "the rest of the
> story".
> Interesting, that there is no mention of this in the ARRL
> Letter news report 
> regarding the revised Region 1 band plan for 40m.  The
> wording of their news 
> item leaves the distinct impression that the Plan
> recommends for all phone 
> emissions to be limited to 2700 Hz.  This could be a simple
> oversight in 
> reporting, which would demonstrate at the very least the
> writer's dismissal 
> of the significance of the AM community in amateur radio,
> or it could have 
> been a deliberate omission,  (sour grapes, maybe, or a
> subtle expression of 
> unstated League policy supporting the Region 2 decision),
> considering the 
> following:

> Don k4kyv

> ------------------------------
> Message: 9
> Date: Thu, 4 Dec 2008 13:18:23 -0500
> From: Peter Markavage <manualman at juno.com>
> Subject: Re: [AMRadio] AM accomodated in IARU Region 1
> Bandplan
> To: amradio at mailman.qth.net
> Message-ID:
> <20081204.131824.3220.1.manualman at juno.com>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"
> I sent this message to the e-mail link for this story on
> the ARRL's web
> page and what also appeared in the weekly ARRL Letter. At
> this point, it
> seems they have chosen not to make any revisions to their
> original news
> report.
> Pete, wa2cwa
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Peter Markavage [mailto:manualman at juno.com]
> Sent: Sun 11/30/2008 2:45 PM
> To: awextra
> Subject: IARU Region 1 Meeting News Item
> Reference news item:
> http://www.remote.arrl.org/news/stories/2008/11/29/10474/?nc=1
> The revised Region 1 band plan chart for 40 meters is
> shown, which was
> defined on page 9 of the IARU Region 1's  final
> minutes. However, you
> omitted the items on page 10 of the same minutes which
> further clarifies
> the chart. The items include "Sideband Usage",
> "Definitions", and
> "Notes". Without these items, the chart
> doesn't tell the whole story and
> will, most likely, lead to confusion and concern.
> Pete, WA2CWA
> Pete--
> Thank you for your note. Unfortunately, we can't
> reprint the final
> plenary minutes. As such, we provided the link in the first
> sentence of
> the article. This enables interested parties, such as
> yourself, to take a
> closer look into it.
> Have a good rest-of-Thanksgiving-weekend!
> 73,
> S. Khrystyne Keane, K1SFA
> ARRL News Editor
> ARRL - the national association for Amateur Radio
> 860.594.0237
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