[Amps] FCC Denies Expert Linears' Request for Waiver of 15 dB Rule

Shon Edwards sre.1966 at gmail.com
Wed Jan 4 15:11:31 EST 2017

Speaking of this, does anyone know what happened to that little piece of
the 1.25 M band we lost a while ago 9220-222 MHz)?  I heard that it had
been given to UPS, who subsequently just let it lie fallow -- didn't bother
to use it at all.  And is still that way.  Can anyone confirm the truth or
otherwise, to this statement?

Thanks a bunch!

Shon, K6QT

Shon R. Edwards, MA, AG (Czech Republic)
Amateur call:  K6QT
1039 N 2575 W
Layton, UT, 84041-7709
Home phone:  (801) 444-3445
E-mail:  sre.1966 at gmail.com


Shon Edwards
715 Strawberry Creek Private Rd.
Bedford, WY 83112
Cell:  (307) 248-2104

On Wed, Jan 4, 2017 at 12:02 PM, Catherine James <catherine.james at att.net>

> Manfred wrote:
> > "As long as enough hams prefer to buy radios loaded with multiple
> features, while not understanding their technical specs, the manufacturers
> will serve this market and make their business. They will make radios full
> of features, bells and whistles, and they will make radios that try to
> cover DC to daylight in all modes, and they will sacrifice performance as
> much as they have to in order to meet a pre-determined price limit. And
> many hams will keep buying them."
> Well, to be fair, we don't have any choice given the options available
> from the manufacturers.  (I'm ignoring homebrew for purposes of discussion.)
> I have seen many, many online posts asking for an all-mode VHF/UHF rig
> that doesn't include HF.  These used to be available, but have
> disappeared.  Today, if you want to do VHF SSB, you have three choices:
> -- Modern HF rig plus a transverter
> -- Discontinued old tech rig such as an IC-275 or IC-821
> -- Modern DC to daylight rig
> And the reason they don't exist is that the manufacturers have not found a
> cost-effective way to manufacture them.  So even those willing to spend
> more for a modern, up-to-date version of the IC-275 don't have that option.
> Bells and whistles are cheap, cheap, cheap.  The cost of adding them is
> negligible because they're mostly just firmware. But when you want higher
> power, better filtering, higher frequencies, etc. -- anything that could be
> called "performance" -- the cost rises because the cost of the raw
> components needed rises.
> 73,
> Cathy
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