[AMRadio] Another Bandwidth Petition DENIED by FCC


Bob Macklin macklinbob at msn.com
Wed May 7 17:13:19 EDT 2008


Why don't they just let the WinLink people have 11M?

Bob Macklin
K5MYJ
Seattle, Wa,
"Real Radios Glow in the Dark"

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mack Rogers" <n4vgb at yahoo.com>
To: "Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service"
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Sent: Wednesday, May 07, 2008 2:05 PM
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] Another Bandwidth Petition DENIED by FCC


> Don, I think you missed the point on this petition.
> This petition was aimed directly at the heart of
> WinLink.
>
> 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
> rules.
>
> 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
> N4VGB
>
>
> --- "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."
> >
> >
> http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DA-08-1082A1.pdf
> >
> > 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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