[Boatanchors] ARRL Band Plan
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.
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
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
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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