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Re: [scoutradio] Digest Number 258

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  • njf@soton.ac.uk
    Two points from a UK observer:- ... The governments main fear is subversion, income is not a factor, control of the people is... ... Thats stupid in the
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 15, 2002
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      Two points from a UK observer:-

      >
      > 1. Re: FCC ANSWER - THIRD PARTY TRAFFIC
      > From: Milt Forsberg <miltf@...>
      > 2. Re: Digest Number 257
      > From: "Dave Colter" <dbcolter@...>
      >
      > It
      > appears that much of the problem comes from the fact that the
      > governments
      > of many of the foreign countries control the telecommunications
      > systems,
      > and in many places, own the systems. There is a concern (right or
      > wrong)
      > that Amateur Radio might cut into the income of the telecom systems,
      > so
      > the governments are very restrictive on types of communications
      > permitted
      > on the Amateur bands.

      The governments main fear is subversion, income is not a factor, control of the
      people is...


      > Subject: Re: Digest Number 257
      >
      > Hi Bob,
      >
      > FRS can be used for any legal purpose, BUT, the FCC has recently
      > issued
      > rulings that prohibit users who are licensed or authorized for other
      > commercial/government services from also using FRS. The rulings
      > specifically
      > targeted a big city fire department and the US Marine Corps. (Motorola
      > is
      > now making a FRS radio programmed for military frequencies especially
      > for
      > the Marine Corps.)

      Thats stupid in the extreme, here the mil. interleave their repeaters on UHF
      with the amateurs repeaters, it makes their system much harder to
      isolate/monitor, similarly if the MC use the same frequencies as everyone else
      they would be much harder to track/monitor!

      Niel, G1DQX, with a different perspective, and a much tighter
      licencing/controlling gov't (an elected dictatorship, claiming to be a
      democracy).
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