[Boatanchors] ARRL Band Plan

Jim Wilhite w5jo at brightok.net
Sat Apr 11 11:17:32 EDT 2015

The ARRL digital committee is presently working on a proposal to present to 
the FCC to alter the segments where digital is allowed.  Most of the 
proposal seems to be centered on 80 meters but there are other ideas 

Currently the ARRL has a comment site for people to register their thoughts 
for or against.  If you recall a couple years back they went down the same 
road and the plan was so controversial it was scrapped.  A similar proposal 
has now resurfaced and may be presented to the FCC.

If you wish to have a say to the ARRL, do it now, if not wait to see if they 
propose it to the FCC and they make decide on a Rule Making.  You will then 
be invited to file a response to the rule making on the FCC site.  Sorry I 
don't have the link to the page where the ARRL has asked for comments. 
This was a topic of discussion in another group and maybe one of the members 
of that group still has the link.


-----Original Message----- 

One thing about the ARRL's bandplan is that it has no basis in law!  What 
must be obeyed is what is contained in 47 CFR Part 97 Section 97.305.
Also, the ARRL does not even follow their present bandplan wherein the 
frequency 7290 kHz is specified for AM operation and the ARRL broadcasts 
bulletins, using LSB, on that frequency every night!
There are all sorts of bandplans around the world and, among those 
bandplans, there are often conflicts.  As such, there is no universal 
bandplan.  Basically, a bandplan is a "gentlemen's agreement" and, often, 
gentlemen have different opinions! Glen, K9STH

Website: http://k9sth.net
      From: Bry Carling AF4K <bcarling at cfl.rr.com>

Are you aware of the new ARRL BAND PLAN?

Many of us use 7100-7125 kHz daily for CW.  They want to absurdly give it to 
RTTY! There is
plenty of space already for RTTY. This is a BAD proposal! Spread the word 
and also send
your comments to ARRL please! Copy your local League officials too.

If you haven't contacted the ARRL about this yet., please let them know your 
opinion about
giving 7100 - 7125 MHz to RTTY!!! There may be other areas that interest you 

Don't put it off. Please comment by APRIL 19th!!  You have a voice in 



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