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


Oliver Steiner steinerviolinist at gmail.com
Wed Feb 10 10:14:45 EST 2016


I'd like to add one more point to my previous e mail: If memory
serves, the FCC declared that the safety of FCC inspectors who visit a
ham station was a key factor in their ruling to change from DC input
measurement to PEP output measurement.

Ollie
W2QXR

On 2/10/16, Oliver Steiner <steinerviolinist at gmail.com> wrote:
> I would think that the less radical a proposed change appears to be,
> the greater the likelihood of it's acceptance by the FCC.  If this is
> so, asking for measurement of carrier output might have a better
> chance of success than asking for measurement of DC input.  Also,
> asking for carrier output measurement may come across as more
> acceptable than asking for a higher than the present 1500 Watt PEP
> level.
>
> Ollie
> W2QXR
>
> On 2/10/16, Rob Atkinson <ranchorobbo at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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.
>>
>> Rob
>> K5UJ
>>
>>
>>> 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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