[AMRadio] 3600-3700 link won't work


oldradio at comcast.net oldradio at comcast.net
Wed Feb 25 13:50:43 EST 2015


Hey Mike,

You have a license and can operate on the air.  I think they represented you OK keeping ham radio on the air since WW-I.  We have no other one or group watching out for us.

73, John, K2TQN

----- Original Message -----
From: w3slk at verizon.net
To: "Jim Wilhite" <w5jo at brightok.net>, amradio at mailman.qth.net
Sent: Wednesday, February 25, 2015 1:42:04 PM
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] 3600-3700 link won't work

I would love to contact my rep Jim, but I am not a member of the (be)League(d) and he will not respond to those who aren't 'dues paying members.' Even though the ARRgghhL is supposed to be the voice of all hams, they have not represented my interests in the last 2 decades. I'll tag 'em at the FCC queue!
Mod-U-Lator,
Mike(y)
W3SLK

-----Original Message----- 
From: Jim Wilhite 
Sent: Wednesday, February 25, 2015 11:53 AM 
To: amradio at mailman.qth.net 
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] 3600-3700 link won't work 

Guys and Gals,

I suggest you contact the ARRL division director where you live and express 
your feelings about the proposal.  Last night I tuned the 80 meter band and 
there was less activity in the 3.5 to 3.6 Mcy portion than in the 3.6 to 3.7 
portion.   I wonder if they have trouble only when there is some sort of 
contest and this may be an over reach?

I am not judging the merits of the proposal but am skeptical since this 
particular committee has made proposals before than were not completely 
accurate by my listening to the band segments in question.  If the digital 
band was going to be utilized sufficiently to have the problem cited in the 
editorial, then this is the time of the season for that to happen.  So 
listen at your location and let you conscience be the guide.  Remember that 
many digital signals can be contained in a small portion of the band.  If 
you have a waterfall display, take a look, if not and you have access to 
someone who has a waterfall display then go look some evening.   If you feel 
the regulation is necessary or unnecessary then so express to your division 
director.

Jim
W5JO


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