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« on: March 06, 2005, 10:03:56 AM »

This might be of interest to the AM community, since amongst other  things, the proposed band plan would regulate subbands by bandwidth instead of emission mode, and  looks like the proposal will substantially affect AM operation on 160m

Are we getting pushed off our CW, PSK, MFSK, OLIVIA and MT63 segments by a group who represent only 1% of the Digital Population? Who's minding the store?

Report of the ARRL Ad Hoc HF Digital Committee

Dissenting Recommendation

Prepared by Committee Member Howard Teller, KH6TY

Why is a dissenting recommendation necessary?

The majority recommendation of the ARRL hfdigital committee represents the interests of a small special interest group, Winlink, representing 0.7% of the FCC licensed radio amateurs in the United States, and NOT the interests of ALL radio amateurs, as requested by ARRL president, Jim Haynie.

Comment by AG4YO:


1. All of the SSB phone bands, and all of 160 meters, can be covered with unattended Pactor robot stations that do not share frequencies, cannot and do not listen first for a clear frequency, do not respond to a request to QSY, and do little nothing but use the ham bands as email radio links to the Internet for the benefit of less than 1% of the FCC-licensed hams.

2. Autoforwarding will be illegal, signaling the immediate death of HF Packet networks.

3. PSK31 operations will be forced down into the CW activity regions to escape interference from unattended Pactor robots, effectively shrinking the CW bands.

4. More space will be allocated for the relatively few people who use wide digital modes than for the huge majority of people using SSB phone.

Don, K4KYV                                       AMI#5
Licensed since 1959 and not happy to be back on AM...    Never got off AM in the first place.

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