[AMRadio] Watch for FCC's response to ARRL's 3600-3650 petition

Rob Atkinson ranchorobbo at gmail.com
Wed Feb 10 06:07:33 EST 2016

I knew the VEs had a higher slopbucket power limit but I didn't know
they had other options.  I can't tell if the power limit for AM would
be 1 KW input or 750 watts output across a matched load.  Maybe it's
both and the choice of measurement is up to the operator.

I certainly think those power limit specifications are reasonable.


> The holder of an Amateur Radio Operator Certificate with Basic and Advanced
> Qualifications is limited
> to a maximum transmitting power of:
> (a) where expressed as direct-current input power, 1,000 W to the anode or
> collector circuit of the
> transmitter stage that supplies radio frequency energy to the antenna; or
> (b) where expressed as radio frequency output power measured across an
> impedance-matched load,
> (i) 2,250 W peak envelope power for transmitters that produce any type of
> single sideband emission, or
> (ii) 750 W carrier power for transmitters that produce any other type of
> emission

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