[AMRadio] Fasten your seatbelts - here we go for another ARRL ride

Bry Carling bcarling at cfl.rr.com
Thu Sep 24 05:38:41 EDT 2009

So - did we miss anything here about 6m and 2m AM? Is that 
affected by this proposal or not, Pete?

Maybe it is the principle of regulation by bandwidth that concerns Mac.

You would think that after the hugely unpopular proposal they made a couple of 
years ago, that they would have learned.

From:           	manualman <manualman at juno.com>

> You obviously either ignored, or didn't read, the actual article and the
> section that referred to this activity and just read the summary.
> It really said: "The Board approved the "establishment of a Study
> Committee to study, research and consider developing  a plan to move the
> US amateur community to narrowband channel spacing in the VHF/UHF bands.
> The Board felt that since the FCC has mandated that commercial radio
> move
> to narrowband channels by 2013, those companies that manufacturer
> Amateur
> Radio equipment usually follow commercial practice. The VHF/UHF bandplan
> currently use 15 and 20 kHz FM channels. Amateurs are using narrowband
> equipment outside the repeater sub-band because there is no real place
> to
> fit narrowband pairs."
> None of this has anything to do with our typical HF operations. It's not
> clear that even the upper end of 10 meters, where there is FM operation
> and repeaters, is even included in the study, since "VHF" generally
> starts above 30 mHz.
> Pete, wa2cwa

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