[AMRadio] New Regulation by Bandwidth petition to FCC?


Thomas Adams quixote2 at ix.netcom.com
Wed Jan 9 11:13:32 EST 2008


Now THIS is an ARRL representative that I can support...   no BS or beating
around the bush about where he stands.

When are the REST of the ARRL Division Directors gonna grow a pair?


Mr. T., W9LBB




At 08:24 AM 1/9/2008, sbjohnston at aol.com wrote:

>In the ARRL Great Lakes Division newsletter from Director Jim 
>Weaver, K8JE, there was the following interesting item:  an 
>announcement of a new petition to the FCC for 
>regulation-by-bandwidth.  I'm not familiar with it - bears further 
>investigation.
>
>
>+++++++++ Regulation by Bandwidth +++++++++
>
>
>By now you've probably heard there is a petition before the FCC that I
>
>understand would bring a form of Regulation by Bandwidth to the US.
>
>Before anyone jumps to the wrong conclusion, this petition was neither
>
>developed nor is it supported by ARRL.
>
>
>How can I be sure of this?  I would have had to vote on a motion to
>
>develop or to support the proposal.  This had not happened and is not
>
>scheduled to happen at our Board meeting next week.
>
>
>So far as Regulation by Bandwidth is concerned, I've made the following
>
>statement in a number of ways, but I will make it as a straight forward
>
>promise to you.  I will not vote in favor of a motion to support
>
>Regulation by Bandwidth until the time comes that its provisions are
>
>thoroughly understood by you and you support the idea.
>
>
>Regardless, of my personal conclusion, I do not believe regulating by
>
>bandwidth offers sufficient benefit at this time to warrant supporting
>
>it.
>
>
>One additional item is that I continue and will continue to support the
>
>availability of all now-legal modes of amateur operation.  If the mode
>
>is legal today, I will continue to support its availability for amateur
>
>use.                       Jim Weaver, K8JE
>
>++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
>
>
>
>Steve WD8DAS
>
>sbjohnston at aol.com
>http://www.wd8das.net/
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