OPPOSE RM-11306 are we confused??

Al Parker anchor at EC.RR.COM
Mon Feb 6 15:30:23 EST 2006

Hi folks,
    I'm easily confused until I find out what we're talking about.  Is
everyone (anyone) in the same situation with me here?
    There are 2 things before the FCC:
 RM-11306, proposed by the ARRL which limits bandwidth of emissions for
various modes.
 and RM-11305, proposed by some small splinter group called
Think Tank" which proposes NO bandwidth limitations and NO separate
sub-bands for CW & fone, etc.  (It appears that they are the guys who want
to use very wide AM signals.)

    Take a look at http://www.w8ji.com/rm-11305.htm  to see something
about the differences.

    If I've got it correctly (that's questionable, I know) then we should
be REALLY opposing RM-11305, which is not the ARRL proposal.
    I'm against robot operations.  I'm against wideband emissions in the
CW bands, realizing that fone is permitted in what we call our CW bands,
in other portions of the world, some not so far away.  But, until
recently, for example, you rarely heard any voice, rtty, pactor, etc, on
40m below 7050.  Gentlemen prevailed.  It's not that way anymore.
    It's also untrue that CW is dying or dead.  I've maintained for a long
time that you could tune across 40m, for example, count the CW qso's in
progress, and the fone qso's, and you'd find more CW in 7050 to say 7070,
than you will amateur voice qso's above 7150.  One of these days I'm gonna
do the count.  It will depend a bit on time of day (try it at nite, you'll
find very few amateur fone qso's anywhere on 40m.

    I still need to read more of the ARRL's proposal, but it looks to me
that it's gonna generally help most of us.  If it's proposing automatic
robot operations, e.g.winlink, etc., I'm against that part of it.  The
concept of winlink is commercial, it should be accomodated on existing
commercial bands, with a "special" no code, etc., test if needed.
    The other one, RM-11305 would give license to commit mayhem on any
73 all,
Al, W8UT
New Bern, NC
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