Peter A Markavage
pmarkavage at JUNO.COM
Sun Feb 5 19:21:48 EST 2006
So why don't you just tell them to retain Section 97.221 of the rules
(keeps Winlink for moving from their designated area)
There are no AM restrictions; they just defined a max bandwidth of 9 KHz.
Can't sound great in 9 KHz, check your rig.
FCC has already indicated current rules stifle experimentation with new
modes so they're out to make changes.
Rather than opposing the petition in its entirety, tell the FCC what you
feel needs to be changed.
You can also express your opinion for RM-11305, any mode, any where; i.e.
jungle law or can you picture FM transmissions on 75 meters
Of course, some may not care to help define the future of the Amateur
On Sun, 5 Feb 2006 18:01:41 -0500 Brian Carling <bcarling at CFL.RR.COM>
> 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
> turnout in opposition will influence the FCC's ultimate decision
> to allow or reject the Petition. Would you please also reply to
> 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
> 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
> process and will except nothing less.
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