[AMRadio] AM IARU Region 2 Bandplan

Mike Sawyer w3slk at verizon.net
Sun Mar 7 20:55:21 EST 2010

What the hell is with this 2700 Hz bandwidth crap? I tickle the SSB exciter 
every now and then and I  find that I don't like listening to "nasal drip" 
audio, even in slop-bucket mode. If these are 'guidelines' as purported last 
go`around, then why even mess with it? It seems that this group just wants 
to fart around where it doesn't need to go in order to prove their own self 

----- Original Message ----- 
From: <sbjohnston at aol.com>
To: <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
Sent: Sunday, March 07, 2010 7:36 PM
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] AM IARU Region 2 Bandplan

In addition to sending my comments to the feedback email address
provided, I also wrote directly to League officials, and received a
reply from the President, Kay N3KN.

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Thank you for your comments. The Region 2 band plan accommodates DSB AM
operation. For example, if you look at the segment 7100 - 7130, you
will see a asterisk by the 2700 bandwidth. Then scroll to the bottom of
the entire chart to find the reference for that asterisk, which says,
"DSB AM allowed in this segment with a maximum bandwidth of 6 kHz."
The omission of the AM calling frequency on 80 meters was accidental
and will be remedied in
the revision.

The Region 2 band plan is not part of the FCC's Rules and has no
regulatory effect upon us in the USA. The current version does not and
the revised version will not have any adverse effect upon your
enjoyment of the Amateur bands using the modes you and your friends

Kay N3KN
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I replied...

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Kay -

Thank you for your reply. Your response doesn't really address my
concerns, as I'm not calling for some sort of special "exception" for
certain modes. Sounds like you've prepared well for complaints from the
AM community, but I question the whole business segregation by

How many hams do you know that can measure occupied bandwidth in their
shack? Can you?

Or do you rely upon the type of mode (CW, computer, voice, etc) to
decide where best to operate? I'm betting that you, like 99% of hams,
are not measuring their bandwidth but instead making assumptions based
on modes-compatibility.

Steve WD8DAS

sbjohnston at aol.com
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