[AMRadio] The FCC's "Ham Guy" to Retire on April 3

manualman at juno.com manualman at juno.com
Fri Apr 3 15:55:27 EDT 2015

Actually, under RM-11305, an amateur operator could run any mode, any
bandwidth (10 KHz, 25 KHz, 100 KHz), anywhere on an amateur radio band
depending on their license class. Talk about total anarchy on the amateur
bands. If that's not dumb, I'll rest my case. 

While I will agree that the ARRL proposal, RM-11306, could have been fine
tuned more since digital and data modes were still in their infancy of
acceptance and use 10 years ago. However, there was already a perceived
problem and especially if they gained even more popularity in future
years. Well, in 10 years, the digital and data modes haven't disappeared;
they have gained more acceptance and use; and even wider varieties of
digital and data modes have appeared. Getting them out from our phone
bands and getting them into their own areas is the way to go even if the
Extras lose 50 KHz of the 80 meter phone band.

Pete, wa2cwa

On Fri, 03 Apr 2015 15:20:21 -0400 <w3slk at verizon.net> writes:
I didn't think there was anything 'dumb' about it, Pete! It was submitted
to counter the really, "STUPID" one submitted by the ARRgghhL, RM-11306.
The only 'dumb' ones were those who authored the submission from
Newington, CT. 


-----Original Message----- 
From: manualman at juno.com 
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Subject: Re: [AMRadio] The FCC's "Ham Guy" to Retire on April 3 

Roughly ten years ago the ARRL tried to do just that with RM-11306, band
allocations by bandwidth, which could have segregated a lot of digital
stuff into only specific places in each amateur band. Too much
misinformation floating around and pressure forced them to retract the

At the same time, there was the really dumb proposal, RM-11305,
"formulated" by seven amateurs, basically asking that all regulations and
restrictions of who-does-what-where, within a license class be totally
removed. Anywhere you set your dial, you would be free to operate any
mode with any bandwidth you wanted. Fortunately, that one was retracted

Pete, wa2cwa

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