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Preserving a Future for Our 9 cm Band -- WIA Submission to ACMA:

from WIA on August 4, 2014
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by KC2QYM on August 13, 2014 Mail this to a friend!
Can I see a show of hands...how many HAMs are playing in the Ghz spectrum? Sorry, I can't see any hands..
I don't know about Australia but here in the US there are perhaps a handful of HAMs experimenting in the upper regions beyond UHF. It's apparent to me that the ARRL is not spending it's spectrum defence money wisely. That's why I never contribute to the S.D.F. appeals. On the other side of the spectrum, the ARRL spent a significant amount of time and money brow beating the FCC to allow a few measly Khz of space below the broadcast band. Can I see a show of hands...how many HAMs are playing below the medium wave band? Why does the ARRL gloat on these silly victories when the major population of HAMs could give a hoot. Besides, most of the HAMS who experiment up and beyond are pursuing commercial interests in my opinion. The ARRL is advised to put their efforts, time, and money toward spectrum defence that is important to the majority of HAM hobbyists. The amateur radio associations should be petitioning the world radio organizations to have all international and local short wave stations vacate amateur bands; particularly on 7200-7300 Khz. And even help secure additional spectrum on the existing band edges that most governement agencies used to use but never do anymore. Hey, our radios work below and above the band edges already so there is absolutely no issue as long as the frequencies are made available.
Again, there are only a handful of Extra Ultra High Frequency experimenters who are interested in those frequencies and the ARRL seems bent on representing this minority with pecuniary interests. The rest of us fools pay into their spectrum defence fund and get absolutely nothing out of it. Don't join the ARRL until they realize that their foolish pursuit for a minority does not do anything for the majority and we're getting turned off. You don't have to join the ARRL to use HAM radio.
 
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