Re: Bureaucratic Quagmire
I agree with you about the government entities applying for the waiver, but the individual ham would first have to request permission to take part in the drill, and then have participation granted by the entity before compiling a list for the waiver. This all takes time, and time is money out of the public coffers. It seems to be less effective than the solution the one petition suggests. The use of public safety radios is a great idea, except for one point; most of us don't have access to them.
Thank you for posting about the Webinar, I forgot to mention it. Please any of you that can arrange to take part, do so.
--- In EC_EmComm@yahoogroups.com, "w2vucq" <w2vu@...> wrote:
> Hi - The public notice makes clear that only government entities - not individual hams - may apply for these waivers. Plus, Bill Cross in the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau has made it clear in an e-mail that these waivers are for one-time events, not for regular drills. He suggests using Part 90 (public safety) radios for regular drills that involve ham employees. There is an ARRL webinar on the topic Wednesday night. Anyone can sign up at <https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/326759760>.
> Rich W2VU