[amsat-bb] RS demise - taking back 11 meters?
afeller at ieee.org
Sun Feb 8 23:04:07 UTC 2015
Bob, the reason why hams can do data and CB cannot is that we take technical exams. CB folks have no technical qualifications, so they get PHD (push here dummy) radios.
> On 8-Feb-2015, at 05:53 PM, Robert Bruninga <bruninga at usna.edu> wrote:
> Some thoughts to your concerns...
> 1) Here in Maryland, I dont hear much at all. The only channel heavily
> used is 19.
> 2) I guess I was thinking about just a couple of data channels
> 3) Is there any data stuff there already? (Its not approved)...
> 4) Despite my subject line, maybe I as thinking about just getting the FCC
> to allow some data channels, remaining in the CB service?
> I agree, it would be ugly if not impossible change hands.on users. But
> "not lick'em, but 'join'em" and make some use of the spectrum.
> Bob, WB4APR
> On Sun, Feb 8, 2015 at 3:32 PM, Kevin Schuchmann <WA6FWF at comcast.net> wrote:
>> 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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