[CQ-Contest] Fwd: A US Petition to remove CW only subbands

David Siddall hhamwv at gmail.com
Wed May 11 23:40:14 EDT 2016

Would it really change anything?  Most countries don't have sub bands
imposed by legal regulation.  Outside the U.S. *most* hams more or less
abide by the IARU band recommendations and custom, knowingly or just
because others do so. The U.S. is the major exception.  Here, before the
FCC, amateurs consistently have advocated for government-dictated band
segments even though at times it has delayed or impaired the use of new
signal technologies. (The band plans are set forth at:

73, Dave K3ZJ

On Wed, May 11, 2016 at 6:17 PM, GC <greg at k9ig.com> wrote:

> I just saw this today.  This could make CW contests interesting in the US.
> "Petition for Rule Making (RM-11769), filed on May 2. Arguing that
> retaining the current regime of “legacy” CW subbands has proven to be
> grossly inefficient, Whedbee (N0ECN)said he’d like to see the FCC delete
> all privilege restrictions that limit any part of the Amateur Radio
> spectrum to Morse code to the exclusion of other modes."
> Missouri Radio Amateur Petitions FCC to Designate “Symbol Communication”
> Subbands
>  <   >
> GregK9IG

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