[AMRadio] Another Bandwidth Petition DENIED by FCC

Mack Rogers n4vgb at yahoo.com
Wed May 7 17:05:34 EDT 2008

Don, I think you missed the point on this petition.
This petition was aimed directly at the heart of

A data service that is exclusive to those who purchase
equipment from the provider and meant solely to open
amateur frequencies to use by non-licensed persons and
entities, transmitting non-amateur related data.

WinLink users have been instructed to turn off the
feature that checks for a busy frequency before
transmitting, a completely illegal action per FCC

WinLink apparently has been successful in swaying the
thoughts of U.S. Government officials to their side of
the issue using the constant chant of "emergency
communications", while one of them is most famous for
selling the equipment to California yacht owners.

Will you be so happy when/if WinLink decides that
1885kc is most effective for their use?

Mack Rogers

--- "D. Chester" <k4kyv at charter.net> wrote:

> "The present rules allow amateur stations to
> transmit PSK data emissions 
> subject to the conditions that the station
> transmission shall occupy no more 
> bandwidth than necessary for the information rate
> and emission type being 
> transmitted, and that emissions resulting from
> modulation must be confined 
> to the band or segment available to the control
> operator. We believe that 
> these rules provide amateur service licensees the
> flexibility to develop new 
> technologies within the spectrum authorized for the
> various classes of 
> licensees, while protecting other users of the
> spectrum from harmful 
> interference. We also believe that imposing a
> maximum bandwidth limitation 
> on data emissions would result in a loss of
> flexibility to develop and 
> improve technologies as licensees' operating
> interests change, new 
> technologies are incorporated, and frequency bands
> are reallocated. 
> Additionally, we believe that amending the amateur
> service rules to limit 
> the ability of amateur stations to experiment with
> various communications 
> technologies or otherwise impeding their ability to
> advance the radio art 
> would be inconsistent with the definition and
> purpose of the amateur 
> service. Moreover, we do not believe that changing
> the rules to prohibit a 
> communications technology currently in use is in the
> public interest."
> Touché!
> This is hereby documented as overtly stated FCC
> policy.  Points to be kept 
> in mind the next time there is a petition or
> proposal to impose specific 
> bandwidth limits, define emission types by
> bandwidth, or to outlaw AM or any 
> other mode currently in use.
> Does the League still plan to "revisit" the
> bandwidth issue any time in the 
> foreseeable future?
> Don k4kyv 
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