[AMRadio] Band Plan

Rob Atkinson ranchorobbo at gmail.com
Thu Mar 24 16:45:50 EDT 2016

The IARU is a paper international body that is just an extension of
the ARRL and other ARRL facsimiles in other countries.  They like to
look like they are part of the ITU with "international" and "union" in
their name but don't let that fool you--they have zero official
standing as any treaty forming UN type body and can only watch and
offer opinions.   They have these confabs where ARRL stuffed shirts
toddle off to gather and gas about ways of turning their bandwidth
derangement into reality and they can produce band plans until pigs
fly but it doesn't mean doo doo because the FCC is where the rubber
meets the road.   But they keep trying by framing their band plan in
the guise of "this is what other countries are doing and you should

We need to be vigilant and really weigh in with the FCC if any of
their 6 KC dreams and other nonsense manage to wind up in some
official FCC docket.  Of course it doesn't hurt to pound away on the
ARRL but they'll probably ignore us.



On Thu, Mar 24, 2016 at 2:12 PM,  <w5jo at brightok.net> wrote:
> The ARRL is asking for comments about the upcoming IARU region 2 band plan
> proposal.
> AM is mentioned in the plan and bandwidth is set at 6 Kc.  Here is a link to
> the IARU website with a download of the plan.  Those interested can take a
> look and it would be good if we all started to work on the ARRL now.  You
> are aware they have filed a proposal to shrink the 80 meter phone privileges
> and give the space to digital.  No one can really tell why they are doing
> that given the lack of activity on the current digital space.  If you look
> at the table there is no mention of AM specifically, only in the definitions
> and is placed under "all modes".
> So to, maybe, have a positive impact on the proposal,we must start early.
> http://www.iaru-r2.org/band-plan/
> http://www.arrl.org/news/view/arrl-hf-band-planning-committee-seeks-suggestions-on-iaru-region-2-hf-band-plan
> Jim
> W5JO

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