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…Then the “old”AM band should be open to hobby broadcasting with a higher power limit.
We can hope but I put the chances of this happening at about 1 percent. Look at what happened when the higher UHF channels were vacated. The spectrum was auctioned off to the highest bidders. A vacated AM band would most likely be converted to the advantage of commercial interests. This has been the history of radio regulation since the Comm. Act of 1934. As an example, except for emergencies, ham radio operators are not allowed to pass messages unless they are of such little consequence that recourse to commercial services is not warranted. This was to protect Western Union, Bell, and other telegram services. The bias is always in favor of commercial over hobby or individual uses.