Bry Carling bcarling at cfl.rr.com
Wed Oct 30 22:35:58 EDT 2013

Some people are all about controlling others whether there is any good reason to or not. That's what this sounds like. Why would anyone care about which side and someone uses!

Bry Carling

> On Oct 30, 2013, at 10:18 PM, Rob Atkinson <ranchorobbo at gmail.com> wrote:
> I am not sure what IARU region I'm in, (and don't really care) but I
> happen to know the IARU is really nothing more than a group of
> national ham radio association representatives who get together
> occasionally to draft all sorts of "if I could dream, this is what I'd
> have" documents,
> while they show each other how self-important they are.  They'd like
> for everyone to assume they have some official connection with the UN
> and ITU but they really don't.  They're just observers with input like
> anyone else.   Anything they draft, is just a dreamer document--the
> FCC is who counts in the U.S.
> I see in that pdf file, they limit AM to 6 kc.  Nice try.  Remember
> when [someone] tried to do that before?    Hard numerical bandwidth
> limits are easy to talk about but when it comes to actual rules that
> mean something, then we're talking about measurement and enforcement
> which is a whole new  ballgame.
> There are a few stuffed shirts who just can't let go of AM-hate and
> get over the last bandwidth rule attempt.
> I see they also want to micromanage which sideband upper or lower ssb use.
> I wonder if there is any conflict between its digital transmission
> policies and the ARRL's petition for a FCC NPRM on deleting the symbol
> rate etc.
> (I don't know what a "symbol rate" is so don't ask me, thanks.)
>> Based on the structure of their table, for 160 meters, you can only
>> operate AM with a bandwidth of 2700 Hz. The (*) in the bandwidth field
>> allowing AM with a maximum of 6 KHz is missing. It's been this way in the
>> last several iterations of the Region 2 Band Plan. Even after being told
>> several times over the years, they just can't seem to get this one right.
> What makes you think they want to get it right?  Or maybe they think
> that currently, they have it right!
> 73
> Rob
> K5UJ
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