[AMRadio] arrl band change proposal

manualman at juno.com manualman at juno.com
Fri Aug 28 14:41:45 EDT 2015

ARRL tried that roughly 10 years ago; it was called the "regulation by
bandwidth" proposal which would basically separate all the digital/image
stuff from the analog stuff. But, as we all know, it got beat down by
"concerned" amateurs.

Pete, wa2cwa

On Fri, 28 Aug 2015 12:15:13 -0500 Rob Atkinson <ranchorobbo at gmail.com>
> 1.  ARRL can't do anything except propose stuff to FCC.  Only FCC 
> can
> really do something.  Wait and file comments with FCC.
> The outrageous thing in my opinion is the lumping of "phone/image" 
> in
> with any analog voice sub-band in the U.S.  Any digital, any at all
> that is other than traditional analog or FSK machine code (i.e. 
> analog
> SSTV, and RTTY) should be segregated from analog voice.  I'd 
> support
> the change involving 3650 band-edge if the digital LIDS who use
> slopbucket rigs to QRM AM had to move to below 3650, but if ARRL
> insists on conflating "phone" with digital pictures transmitted 
> with
> slopbucket rigs to "phone/image," then I'm out.   Digital and 
> analog
> anything should be segregated,
> By the way, since digital stations don't have to furnish any kind 
> of
> analog ID, I have no way of determining if the noise I hear is a 
> ham,
> an intruder, or a leaky cable TV line.  Therefore, I elect to 
> ignore
> the noise and carry on with my operations.
> Rob
> K5UJ

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