Brian Carling bcarling at CFL.RR.COM
Sun Feb 5 18:01:41 EST 2006

Guys please read this. My greatest concern with the absurd 
ARRL Proposal RM-11306 is not just about the AM restrictions
but ALSO about the annoying WINLINK PACTOR robot stations
that are already devastating communications on the CW and 
digital sub-bands, being allowed to then spread their trash all 
over the phone bands too. I am not against digital on HF.

This is a very important issue and one of ARRL's worst blunders
in our lifetime. Please distribute this note widely:

= = =

I am writing to make sure you know about a Petition the FCC 
is considering that would apply restrictions to AM that we 
have never faced before. Please take the time to read the 
Petition, which can be seen at the link below.

I personally want to ask you to file a formal COMMENT in 
opposition to 
it. There is an internet-based system the FCC uses to accept 
but it's cumbersome, so I am stepping forward to take your 
comments as 
an email and file them on your behalf, under your name, callsign 
callbook address.

This is a very serious matter for our part of the hobby, and a strong 
turnout in opposition will influence the FCC's ultimate decision 
to allow or reject the Petition. Would you please also reply to this, 
to let me know that you will help?

All we need is a reason why you oppose this Petition. I am certain 
will find several points to comment on. Pick as many as you can 
the time to fight against in your response. 

After I file it in the FCC database, I will reply to you with the FCC 
confirmation number as your record of having participated. All of us 
will really appreciate anything you can say.

Here are the links if you wish to file on your own behalf.

To observe comments:


In the proceeding box just type in the RM number your are 

'and this link for filing your comments:


When referring to 11306 you must type it in as   RM-11306

If you do not understand the system or feel uncomfortable with the 
filing site please fire off your comments to - - - -

 stoprm11306 at amfone.net. .

Include your comments,  a paragraph or two and your legal name, 
with your call as listed in the QRZ Database. I will file your 
for you.

In my opinion there is something more important going on that we 
must take action on. We (the amateur community)  have been left 
out of 
the decisoin making process. Whether we are pro or con on the 
we need to show that we have concerns and this can only be 
thru numbers of participation. 

Considering the time and money we put into our hobby we need to 
just 5 minutes of our time and send a message to the ARRL and 
the FCC.

It is time to take back our hobby and the only way this will happen 
to show those that are dictating our direction that we are part of the 
process and will except nothing less.



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