ARRL Ruins the AM, CW and DIGITAL bands.

Brian Carling bcarling at CFL.RR.COM
Wed Oct 27 04:19:11 EDT 2004

The problem is they can only get internet access via satellites
in Low Earth Orbit (LEOs) and the service costs them plenty.
SO they go for amateur rdio which is free once you buy the
HF radio and the $1500 - 1800 modem from WINLINK.

Imagine 10,000 or more sailors at sea buying these $1500
modems from Germany and you have a king-size
financial bonanza, plus a lot of new "hams."
There is something fishy when ARRL is pushing this thing
so hard too.

SO WHAT if they JAM so many of the REAL ham keyboard
QSOs and CW QSOs with the land-based robot stations?

On 26 Oct 2004 at 20:06, LM Picard wrote:

> I  thought that all ham comms had to be in the clear.  Also all messages
> are supposed to be non-commercial in nature.   I would doubt that either
> of these requirements would be appropriate for an e-mail service
> intended for yachtsmen on the high seas.
> Why doesn't this service belong on the "marine bands"?

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