|[AMRadio] Band Plan|
donroden at hiwaay.net
donroden at hiwaay.net
Thu Mar 24 20:43:07 EDT 2016
Someone should tell the ARRL that if boaters can't afford commercial
email, maybe they can't afford that 100 foot yacht.
Quoting Rob Atkinson <ranchorobbo at gmail.com>:
> 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
>> 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.
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