manualman at juno.com manualman at juno.com
Wed Oct 30 22:56:25 EDT 2013

The IARU is recognized by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
as the representative of the interests of radio amateurs throughout the
world. It is their voice in the offices and meeting rooms of the ITU and
regional telecommunications organizations, where the decisions affecting
our future access to the radio spectrum are made. Actually, if it wasn't
for the IARU back in the "good old days", our present 160, 80, 40, 20,
and 10 meter bands might not even exist today. Likewise our WARC bands
can be attributed to the work done by the IARU.

" they limit AM to 6 kc" This has been in all three Region band plans for
the last several years. In some countries it has been rolled into their
amateur regulatory laws for years.

Pete, wa2cwa

On Wed, 30 Oct 2013 21:18:23 -0500 Rob Atkinson <ranchorobbo at gmail.com>
> 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.)

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