[AMRadio] AM IARU Region 2 Bandplan

sbjohnston at aol.com sbjohnston at aol.com
Sun Mar 7 22:19:09 EST 2010

>seems they are trying to squeeze us into "special segments",
>such as the 30 Kc. segment Kay mentioned, only 5 Kc. of
>which are in the U.S. fone band!

I'm having trouble understanding what they are trying to accomplish.   
Maybe it is just a matter of power and control by people who think they 
are bigshots.  The regulation by bandwidth business is certainly about 
control.  But why bother?  As others have said well, regulations 
increase while fewer and fewer hams actually get on the air.

It may also be a effort to drive people to buy new equipment that meets 
such specifications.  For example, a country might say in their ham 
rules that licensees will follow the IARU bandplan, and use only 
equipment which meets IARU requirements.  That would rule out a lot of 
old SSB and AM gear, as their published specs do not meet the undefined 
yet written IARU 2700 Hz requirement.  And homebrew would be right out, 
as the specs are not available on paper somewhere.

Steve WD8DAS


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