|[AMRadio] AM IARU Region 2 Bandplan|
k4kyv at charter.net
Mon Mar 8 19:25:57 EST 2010
> The problem is that once the bandplan is adopted, essentially a treaty,
> the FCC would eventually need to modify the rules to align with it.
You are confusing IARU with ITU. The International Telecommunications Union
formulates the international treaties that determine what frequencies are to
be used by hams, broadcasters, etc. These are mostly hashed out at the WARC
conferences that are held every few years. They have little or no concern
about the regulations or band plans internal to the amateur bands. That is
strictly up to the governments of the individual countries.
The IARU is the International Amateur Radio Union. It has exactly the same
jurisdiction over the international amateur radio regulations as the ARRL
has over the US amateur regulations: zero. It is an advisory body and
nothing more. IARU is an umbrella organisation whose membership is made up
of the national amateur radio organisations of the various countries. In
the US, that's the ARRL. In Canada, it is Industry Canada. In France it is
Réseau des Emitteurs Français. And so on. These national amateur radio
organisations get together from time to time as a group to coordinate
amateur radio activity worldwide so that operations in one country conflict
as little as possible with those of other countries. The resulting band
plans carry no force of law, and governments of individual countries are
under no obligation to formulate their rules to align with the band plans.
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