Good question.

Relatively Simple answers: 

(a) this 'omnibus' ruling combined a lot of petitions and NPRM's, and there are 
are many parts that some aren't aware of
(b) the FCC did some things unexpected, such as expanding the 80/75 phone band 
all the way down to 3600 kHz, where most expected it to only go down to 3650 
kHz (which, as a practical matter, would have left a 50 kHz area for digital 
modes and 100 kHz for CW only)
(c) the FCC left some things unclear, at least to those of us who are neither 
lawyers nor bureaucrats... like exactly where do Novices and Tech+'s operate CW 
on 80, 40, & 15 now?  (I'm sure it's buried in there somewhere, but I haven't 
had a chance to dig out the specific language yet)

and let's not forget:

(d) some people ignored most or all of this or didn't expect (or hoped) some or 
all of this wouldn't happen, and now they have to figure out what to do next.  

73
From: "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Date: 2006/10/13 Fri AM 07:46:40 CDT
To: dx-chat@njdxa.org
Subject: [DX-CHAT] After effects



Just wondering- with a couple years to comment to the FCC  -before-  it was 
adopted, why all the discussion now. I guess the boat was missed if there were 
any real concerns.
73,
Duane, WV2B

"The reward of a thing well done is to have done it."- 
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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