Gentlemen, Start your engines - file comments now!

Bry Carling bcarling at CFL.RR.COM
Wed Mar 28 07:59:06 EDT 2007

L.M. Picard writes:

> Isn't the idea of a commercial purpose totally inconsistent with AMATEUR
> radio.   E-mail links belong on the _utility bands_ with type-approved 
> equipment aimed at no qualifications appliance operators. 

Yes you are exactly right, but the vast majority of radio 
amateurs have not kept up with what the ARRL and FCC 
have been cooking up in the back rooms over the past 3-4 years 
to give away our HF bands to a tiny group of irresponsible 
digital mode operatorswho use unattended robot stations 
on our bands to circumvent the cost of commercial internet service. 

We really need to educate ourselves and take action.
Otherwise these people whose behavior can best be described 
as "beyond deleterious" to amateur radio will continue to 
erode things in leaps and bounds. We need a clean sweep 
in Newington and Washington, DC. Otherwise it is going 
to be VERY difficult indeed to stop this lunacy.

For more detailed information see:

The gods of Newington had their insane proposal for 
"regulation by bandwidth of signals" (which was just another 
round in this battle) and it was WIDELY rejected by the 
VAST majority of radio amateurs,  thank God.  Now they 
are trying to save face, by withdrawing the proposal, but at 
the same time still claiming that it was "right!" 

The arrogance is only matched by the stupidity of it all.

If you would like to help, contact Skip Teller KH6TY...

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