[AMRadio] I get the last laugh after all. (So do a few others!)

rbethman rbethman at comcast.net
Tue Jul 14 16:50:08 EDT 2015


Please note that indeed I am one of the 43 Amateurs that took the effort 
to submit comment.

While it really wasn't brought up on "popular" discussion boards to any 
degree, there were those of us that indeed submitted comment and made 
our voices heard clearly through the written word.

I can't say that I will have equipment to operate there.
That being said, I wanted to support the effort to get us on that segment.

Now if only Kenwood and other manufacturer's would come up with 
modifications to allow these strangled by firmware radios, to use this 
newly allocated segment.

I would really like to have the means to operate on the LF segment being 
proposed and open for comment.  However, I do not believe that I would 
ever have the space for such an antenna.

Congratulations to Don Chester, and all those named in footnote 89 on 
the bottom of page 16 of FCC-15-50A1!

It takes those with courage in their convictions to speak up and submit 

Now to look at the next Request for Comment!

Regards to the AM folks that made time.

Bob - N0DGN

On 7/14/2015 3:46 PM, Donald Chester wrote:
> For those who derided my efforts to spread the word and correct
> misinformation while the comment period for the FCC's 1900-2000 kHz NPRM was open, I feel vindicated.
> Although a number of hams did submit thoughtful comments on the topic, I was
> disappointed in the amateur community's overall response.  Practically zero
> interest was shown on popular amateur radio discussions boards, even those
> claiming to be dedicated to AM and vintage radio. This should have been of
> particular interest to AMers since much of our AM activity occurs on this
> band. The topic was sparsely mentioned even on Topband Reflector, where the
> discussions remained concentrated on contesting and DX. Nevertheless, our
> efforts apparently weren't wasted, since the Commission's R & O repeatedly
> cited comments submitted by several members of the AM community, including
> my own, in their footnotes.
> The FCC approved the proposal and it goes into effect in just a few days.
> Note: You may need to manually copy and paste the entire link into your
> browser; this reflector's software tends to truncate longer URLs by a random
> line break, ignoring the second line.
> <http://www.arrl.org/news/amateur-radio-becomes-primary-on-1900-2000-khz-on-august-6>
> <http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/comment/view;ECFSSESSION=T54lVlZL5PGspKhGqwn1x2XVSH
> CtVS23WRZ1T8TKL2GhkTF1m9RQ!-774309124!-1954627099?id=60001030136>
> Scroll down to paragraphs 30 through 44, beginning on page 15.
> Don k4kyv

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