ARRL Bandwidth Proposal

Kenneth Grimm kgrimm at ADELPHIA.NET
Mon Dec 12 11:08:19 EST 2005

Perhaps the Newsline poll is better and less biased.  I'm not sure that 
it makes much difference, since both polls show clearly that the 
majority of the community do not favor the ARRL proposal.  The idea that 
new modes will be thwarted by archaic regulations is just pure bunkum.  
The experimenter has always been able to petition for a special 
temporary authority and either succeed or fail to show that the new mode 
should be allowed and accommodated. 

The fact remains that the ARRL has not responded to the pulse of the ham 
community in its new bandwidth based proposals.  While I supported its 
notorious incentive licensing proposal, the behavior  of today is very 
reminiscent of that controversial and divisive decision.  So my personal 
score is 1 out of 2....but I wasn't consulted in either case and that, 
in my not so humble opinion, stinks!

Ken K4XL
Life Member of the ARRL

Peter A Markavage wrote:

>A much better poll on amateur radio newsline:
>Probably a better cut of unbiased voters.
>ARRL provided 15 months to comment on the draft proposal before it was
>submitted to the FCC. The "other" proposal that was submitted in June
>2005 by 7 amateurs and requested no input from any other amateurs,
>requests no bandwidth restrictions and voice, data, cw, and modes not
>even conceived of yet, can be used by amateurs anywhere they want and
>only subject to their license class. Voluntary band planning with no
>legal teeth; can you imagine the fun. The digital boys will be crawling
>all over the place. The voice boys will be crawling all over the place
>and CW will probably get lost in the shuffle.
>Pete, wa2cwa
>On Sun, 11 Dec 2005 23:10:36 -0500 Brian Carling <bcarling at CFL.RR.COM>
>>Some interesting discussion on the ARRL Bandwidth Proposal 
>>that they have sent over to the FCCwithout having first 
>>properly consulted with radio amateuirs on the matter.
>>The Survey POLL in particular is VERY telling about how 
>>most radio amateurs feel about the rash step that the 
>>ARRL leadership is attempting.


Ken K4XL
k4xl at

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