Will You Let FCC Kill MT63?
- A terrible petition now at FCC USA seeks to eliminate
all advanced ham radio digital data modes such as Olivia,
MT63, OFDM, fast PSK, ALE, PACTOR, MFSK and others.
We only have a few days, by January 1, to respond and kill it.
Only you can save the future of digital radio, by
your comments to FCC.
It only takes a few minutes on the web.
Click here, enter proceeding, RM-11392 and your commments:
Fill in the appropriate parts of the form,
then write your comments in the lower part
"Send a Brief Comment to FCC (typed-in)"
Here are suggested examples of comments, below.
Don't let FCC kill digital data on ham radio...
Don't allow USA hams to fall further behind the rest of the world.
73 Bonnie KQ6XA
Feel free to copy and paste any (or all) of these into your comments.
1. I oppose the RM-11392 petition by Mark A. Miller
seeking to change Amateur Radio Service automatically
controlled data stations and narrower bandwidths on HF.
2. The RM-11392 petition is very bad for the Amateur
3. The RM-11392 petition seeks to destroy 21st century
digital data technology advancement in the Amateur Radio
Service. Please do not turn back the clock on digital data
to the 20th century.
4. The RM-11392 petition's proposed 1.5kHz bandwidth
limit on data emission is too narrow for established
international standard transmissions and equipment
bandwidths used by the Amateur Radio Service.
5. The RM-11392 petition is an attempt to kill innovation,
technology advancement, and emergency data communications
in the Amateur Radio Service. Please do not let this happen.
6. The FCC Amateur Radio Service's automatically controlled
data sub-bands are already too narrow for the huge volume
of traffic that runs on them. If a limit of 1.5kHz bandwidth
is applied, it will severely hamper the ability of amateur
radio operators to share these small band segments efficiently
through rapid data time division methods.
7. There is a huge installed base of Amateur Radio Equipment,
and millions of dollars of monetary investment by thousands
of Amateur Radio Operators that use HF digital data systems
with more than 1.5kHz bandwidths. This investment by
FCC-licensed operators would be taken away or rendered useless
if the objectives of the RM-11392 petition were to be adopted.
8. Several of the primary established HF emergency
communications networks currently in service and utilized
by thousands of Amateur Radio Operators in USA would be
totally eliminated or hobbled if the objectives of the
RM-11392 petition were to be adopted.
9. The Amateur Radio Service relies upon international
communications standards. Many of the present digital data
communications standards require bandwidths in excess of
1.5kHz. The normal amateur radio service bandwidth limit
by governments of other countries is 6kHz or more.
10. Thousands of licensed Amateur Radio Operators would
be disenfranchised if the objectives of RM-11392 were to
11. The RM-11392 petition is comparitively similar to
an Analog Cellular Phone service entity trying to eliminate
newer Digital Cellular Phone service. The fact is, Amateur
Radio is now using faster time-multiplexing digital methods
to enable more stations to efficiently use the same frequency
channels simultaneously or in rapid succession. These time
division techniques require at least 3kHz of bandwidth.
12. RM-11392 petition has not presented a compelling
need to change the rules for Automatically Controlled
Data Stations on the HF bands.
Read the petition:
RM-11392 part 1 and
RM-11392 part 2.
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