||[AMRadio] Re: ARRL Ruins the AM, CW and DIGITAL bands.|
peter A Markavage
manualman at juno.com
Tue Oct 26 11:54:36 EDT 2004
I'm sure your quote came from a reputable source or are you ghost writing
On Tue, 26 Oct 2004 09:56:20 -0400 W2AGN <w2agn at pobox.com> writes:
> Here is forwarded message that says it all better than I could:
> It seems that the ARRL's plan for allowing unattended robot Pactor
> stations to basically operate without regard to ongoing
> has been proposed so the their rich yacht yuppie friends that are
> cruising the oceans can have free access to internet email via the
> Winlink system that is operated on tha amateur HF bands ! They have
> encouraged some of these yacht yuppies to get their ham license just
> the could use this service. Yes, you read that right ! The ARRL
> wanting non hams that cruise the oceans in expensive yachts with
> digit price tags to get their license just so they can get free
> while on the ocean despite the fact that these people can afford
> efficient satelite email service and do the same thing ! I think
> high time that ALL hams let our so called "only game in town that
> supposed to be working for our common good" called the ARRL to keep
> on the internet and off amateur radio ! The operation that they
> proposing, will allow unattended Pactor robot stations to transmit
> interfere with ongoing communications without you being able to do
> anything about it ! That means that if you are working that rare
> station and a Pactor robot station fires up on the same frequency
> you are
> working the DX station on, you will have no recourse in resolving
> problem because the Pactor station will be within their full legal
> to do so ! Please, lets flood the ARRL directors with email telling
> that we do not want this to be put into effect. You can get the
> addresses for each director from the ARRL website, so let them know
> you feel, and please pass this on to every ham you know !
> John W2AGN
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