>>>Not only is there an amplifier band with 50 watts ERP, the stability and
>>>bandwidth restrictions are such that you may not be able to just take any
>>>rig and put it on, without attention to detail. No AM. USB only, with
>>>carrier placed just at the right spot.
>>>This is a case where we need to watch the IMD.
>>>If we do not follow the rules, we could lose it - or at least not get
>>** With people making the rules who do not understand SSB and dipole
>>antennas, virtually anything is possible.
>I think to celebrate the new allocation we should all wear glasses
>that make 50 watts ERP read 5000 waaattssss ERRRPPP. I'd like to
>see the FCC lock up 1/3rd of the Amateur population! I figure at
>least 1/3rd of us would be heard!
** Good news: some are already locked up, Jerry.
Rich, AG6K, 805-386-3734, www.vcnet.com/measures