Even a casual study of history reveals that the rule of law is a
fundamental prequisite for freedom, Howard. While no one wants to be
over-regulated by bureacrats, there can be serious penalties for
under-regulation - particularly in the management of shared commons
such as the amateur spectrum.
I wish to minimize the probability of being QRM'd by unattended semi-
automatic and automatic stations. It is my judgement that
eliminating the US regulations currently confining such US stations
to sub-bands will likely increase QRM levels on the bands. As
evidence for this, I cite
- the continued failure to voluntarily incorporate known QRM-
reducing technology into semi-automatic and automatic protocols by
those who operate HF message-passing networks that use semi-
automatic and automatic stations
- the failure of the ARRL to manage and enforce its current
- the absence of any public committment by those who operate HF
message-passing networks to comply with voluntary bandplans
You continuously ignore this evidence, Howard. Instead, you revert
to childish ridicule, as if this somehow constitutes an effective
rebuttal. That might work if most amateur radio operators were still
in 4th grade, but I suspect that you're mostly confirming everyone's
worst fears about the ARRL proposal.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org
, "Dr. Howard S. White"
> Frankly I have no idea about Region 1 and their compliance after
January 1, 2006..
> My experience in Canada is that the Voluntary Bandplan works
extremely well... with compliance well above 99.9% of the QSO's ....
> From talking to VK's who also have a Voluntary BandPlan... they
tell me that they get similar high compliance levels.
> Of course, you will always have the rouge operators... we have
them here in the US as well.. but why penalize everyone just so you
can police a few rouges....
> As a non Native American...I have always wondered why people in
the USA seem to want to be so highly (IMHO) over regulated by the
government. It would seem to me to be counter intutitive that a
country that claims to be the "Land of the Free" seems to have so
much less actual freedom because of the visibly heavy hand of
regulation. It seems that virtually everywhere I turn there is some
bureaucrat telling what I can and cannot do or some regulation
tightly defining what is allowed and not allowed. Individuals seem
to have little freedom of discretion. I have lived and worked in a
lot of countries around the world. While I can point you to
bureaucratic excesses in virtually all of them, compared to the USA
most countries tend to leave much more discetionary power to the
individual. So much for Freedom....
> A good example.. just try to put up an antenna tower in
California... I have had towers in lots of countries with virtually
no bureaucratic input and definitely not a squeak from any
neighbor... By comparison, you would think that I was trying to
murder my neighbors by the outcry and bureaucratic hysteria I got
> Howard S. White Ph.D. P. Eng., VE3GFW/K6 ex-AE6SM KY6LA
> Website: www.ky6la.com
> "No Good Deed Goes Unpunished"
> "Ham Antennas Save Lives - Katrina, 2003 San Diego Fires, 911"
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Dave Bernstein
> To: email@example.com
> Sent: Thursday, December 01, 2005 1:12 PM
> Subject: [digitalradio] voluntary band plans
> Howard, I am trying to better understand how voluntary band
> might work. As has been noted here earlier, the new IARU region
> plan, which goes into effect on January 1 2006, specifies sub-
> for unattended data-mode stations; see
> http://www.rsgb.org.uk/davos/documents/c4/c4bandplans.pdf .
> Looking at http://winlink.org/stations.htm , several region 1
> stations are currently running Pactor 3 on frequencies outside
> 2700 Hz sub-bands specified by the new band plan. Will these
> be QSYing into compliance on or before January 1?
> Dave, AA6YQ
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