Very true Gerry, and that's why I was surprised that the FCC went as far as they did on 80. I think the Law of Unintended Consequences will cause us some grief until it's all sorted out.
From: Gerry <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Date: 2006/10/13 Fri AM 09:15:14 CDT To: email@example.com Subject: Re: [DX-CHAT] After effects Ron, All this discussion centres around US use of the bands. As you push down your phone band, hams in countries like Canada will move some of their phone operations down as well. Your example on 80 with phone down to 3600 and digital below that may well be more like US phone to 3600 and Canadian phone down to 3575 with digital and CW squeezed into the last 75 khz. This will no doubt lead to competition for space as now happens on 40 around 7050-7060 between Canadian and DX SSB and US CW. Canada does not have sub-bands and should we choose, we can operate any mode anywhere. We use the bands based more on a "gentleman's agreement" (no, it's doesn't always work well) and would hope these new US assignment will work themselves out for all users of the bands. Gerry VE6LB/VA6XDX ARRL DXCC Card Checker VE/VA6 QSL Bureau Team (403) 251-6520 ve6lb (at) rac.ca www.qsl.net/ve6lb/ ----- Original Message ----- From: Ron Notarius W3WN To: firstname.lastname@example.org Sent: Friday, October 13, 2006 7:52 AM Subject: Re: [DX-CHAT] After effects 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: email@example.com 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 Subscribe/unsubscribe, feedback, FAQ, problems http://njdxa.org/dx-chat To post a message, DX related items only, firstname.lastname@example.org This is the DX-CHAT reflector sponsored by the NJDXA http://njdxa.org Subscribe/unsubscribe, feedback, FAQ, problems http://njdxa.org/dx-chat To post a message, DX related items only, email@example.com This is the DX-CHAT reflector sponsored by the NJDXA http://njdxa.org