[AMRadio] New Regulation by Bandwidth petition to FCC?


Peter Markavage manualman at juno.com
Wed Jan 9 13:48:34 EST 2008


Most likely, he's referring to RM-11392. I believe "public notice" was
issued in August 2007. There are over 600 comments to this proposal on
the FCC site.

Pete, wa2cwa
http://www.manualman.com
 
On Wed, 09 Jan 2008 09:24:26 -0500 sbjohnston at aol.com writes:
> 
> 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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