[amsat-bb] RS demise - taking back 11 meters?

Kevin Schuchmann WA6FWF at comcast.net
Sun Feb 8 20:32:03 UTC 2015

Bob, not to sound overly negative but...
        Just how would you remove all the stations that are currently on 
11 meters? you think all the the truckers and others are going to toss 
their radios and amps in the trash?
      The FCC has turned a blind eye to jamming on HF for the most part 
and I'm sure would not care if hams had to put up with CB ops still 
going on if we got 11 meters back.
      Also I'm surprised we have as much bandwidth as we do considering 
a vast majority of it goes pretty much unused,I'm not sure 11 meters 
would provide us anything that we do not all ready have...

Kevin WA6FWF

On 2/8/2015 11:53 AM, Robert Bruninga wrote:
> Here is an idea.  Radio Shack was the #1 seller and supporter of CB
> radios.  But as they close down, there remains a few BILLION dollars worth
> of 27 MHz spectrum sitting on the table.
> Why not come up with a proposal for the FCC to give it back to HAMS?  What
> for?  That is the BIG question.  Its wavelength is IDEAL for mobile
> operation.  And HAMS love making use of old radios.
> I do not want this to smack of self-interest, but APRS seems like a pretty
> good use of a channel.  And it does not involve speakers having to listen
> to foul language..
> So what is the KILLER APP for 11 Meters?
> How do we make it happen?
> Does anyone know of any "under used channel" for experimentation?  Who
> would like to get an STA from the FCC to "experiment?
> We already have a space segment at 29 MHz, and I dont think that AM is of
> much use for satellites... so I have no ideas for specific AMSAT
> applicatiojns....  But how could we u se all those $5 radios and antennas
> at flea markets.....
> Bob, Wb4APR
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