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ARRL General Bulletin ARLB007 (2014)

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ARLB007 ARRL Board Requests Member Comments About Digital Modes

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ARRL Bulletin 7  ARLB007
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  March 3, 2014
To all radio amateurs 

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ARLB007 ARRL Board Requests Member Comments About Digital Modes

At the January 2014 ARRL Board of Directors meeting, a resolution
was passed which asked for member feedback and input pertaining to
the increasing popularity of data modes. The information gathered by
this investigation is to be used by the HF Band Planning Committee
of the Board as a means to suggest ways to use our spectrum
efficiently so that these data modes may "compatibly coexist with
each other."  As per the resolution, the ARRL Board of Directors is
now reaching out to the membership and requesting cogent input and
thoughtful feedback on matters specific to digital mode operation on
the HF bands.

The feedback may include, but is not limited to, the recent proposal
the ARRL made to the FCC, RM 11708, regarding the elimination of the
symbol rate restrictions currently in effect.  A FAQ on RM 11708 can
be found on the web at, http://www.arrl.org/rm-11708-faq .

The Board of Directors believes that member input in the decision
making process is both valuable and important as well as fostering a
more transparent organization.  It is to this end that we open this
dialogue.

Comments must be received no later than March 31, 2014 to be
included in the Committee's report to the Board at the July 2014
ARRL Board of Directors meeting.

Please e-mail your comments to: HF-Digital-Bandplanning@arrl.org

Concerned members may also contact their Division Director by mail,
telephone or in person with any relevant information.
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