QST de W1AW
ARRL Bulletin 29 ARLB029
>From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT August 11, 2016
To all radio amateurs
SB QST ARL ARLB029
ARLB029 FCC 'Symbol Rate' Rule Making Proposal Open for Comment at
Least Until October
In a July Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) in WT Docket 16-239,
the FCC proposed to revise the Amateur Service Part 97 rules in
response to the ARRL's so-called 'Symbol Rate' Petition for Rule
Making (RM-11708), filed in late 2013. The proceeding will remain
open for public comment at least for another 60 days, since the NPRM
has not yet appeared in The Federal Register, thus starting the
The NPRM can be found on the web in PDF format at,
ARRL had asked the FCC to change the Part 97 rules to delete the
symbol rate limits in Part 97.307(f) and replace them with a maximum
bandwidth for data emissions of 2.8 kHz on amateur frequencies below
In its NPRM, the FCC proposed to eliminate the current baud rate
limitations for data emissions, consistent with ARRL's Petition, but
it declined to propose a bandwidth limitation for data emissions in
the MF and HF bands to replace the baud rate limitations.
The official deadline to file comments will be announced when it
becomes available. The ARRL plans to comment in the proceeding.
If this is a second window, opened from the main HFRadio.org News Center, close this window when you are done with this news article.
If you came here from a search engine, then don't close this window.
Website is copyright, 2001 - 2014, Tomas Hood (NW7US), all rights reserved.