ARRL Renews Request for FCC to Replace Symbol Rate with Bandwidth Limit
ARRL renewed its request that the FCC delete symbol-rate limits for data transmissions in the Amateur Service rules. As it did in its initial filing, ARRL asked the FCC to couple the removal of the symbol rate limits with the adoption of a 2.8 kHz bandwidth limit. In response to a 2013 ARRL Petition for Rulemaking (RM-11708), the FCC proposed deleting the symbol-rate limits but declined to replace them with the 2.8 kHz bandwidth that ARRL wanted.
If I, Charles Gray KM4SDB, may interject a personal opinion here: When visiting ARRL headquarters my first question was why the ARRL had not pursued this issue with greater vigor. It was reported to me at that time that it wasn't a priority with the membership. As this rule change is critical to the future of amateur radio digital modes I hope that all amateurs will express their support for it.