[AMRadio] k1man fined

Peter Markavage manualman at juno.com
Sat Apr 1 22:57:25 EST 2006

Slk said, " As a non-member of the ARRgghhL, I do not get their reports
or broadcasting (since it is a single transmission to the masses)

Any of this information is available off the ARRL Web Site whether 
you're a member or not. The complete W1AW bulletin schedule and
frequencies are
available off the their web site.

One way information bulletins are not illegal on the Amateur Bands. 

See 97.111 (b)(6)
 97.111 Authorized transmissions. 
 (b)  In addition to one-way transmissions specifically authorized
elsewhere in this Part, an amateur  station may transmit the following
types of one-way communications: 
(1) Brief transmissions necessary to make adjustments to the station; 
 (2) Brief transmissions necessary to establishing two-way 
communications with  other stations; 
 (3) Telecommand; 
 (4) Transmissions necessary to providing emergency communications; 
 (5) Transmissions necessary to assisting persons learning, or  improving
proficiency  in, the international Morse code; 
 (6) Transmissions necessary to disseminate information bulletins; 
 (7) Transmissions of telemetry.

AND See 97.113 (b)

 97.113 Prohibited transmissions. 
 (a) No amateur station shall transmit:
(1) Communications specifically prohibited elsewhere in this Part;
(2) Communications for hire or for material compensation, direct or
indirect, paid  or promised, except as otherwise provided in these rules;
(3) Communications in which the station licensee or control operator  has
a  pecuniary interest, including communications on behalf of an 
 Amateur operators may, however, notify other amateur operators of the 
availability for sale or trade of   apparatus normally used in an amateur
station, provided that such activity is not conducted on a regular basis;
(4) Music using a phone emission except as specifically provided
elsewhere in this  Section; communications intended to facilitate a
criminal act; messages in codes  or ciphers intended to obscure the
meaning thereof, except as  otherwise  provided herein; obscene or
indecent words or language; or false or deceptive  messages, signals or
(5) Communications, on a regular basis, which could reasonably be
furnished  alternatively through other radio services.
(b) An amateur station shall not engage in any form of broadcasting,  nor
may an  amateur station transmit one-way communications except as 
specifically provided in  these rules; nor shall an amateur station
engage in any activity  related to program  production or news gathering
for broadcasting purposes, except that communications  directly related
to the immediate safety of human life or the  protection of property  may
be provided by amateur stations to broadcasters for  dissemination to the
public  where no other means of communication is reasonably available
 or at the  time of the event.

Pete, wa2cwa

> On Sat, 1 Apr 2006 09:12:38 -0500 "Mike Sawyer" <w3slk at uplink.net>
> writes:
> > You are absolutely correct Brian.
> >     As a non-member of the ARRgghhL, I do not get their reports or 
> > broadcasting (since it is a single transmission to the masses) 
> > schedule. I 
> > hate like hell to admit but I found myself somewhat sympathetic to 
> > K1(wo)MAN's cause whereas he was afforded the same style broadcast 
> > as W1AW. 
> > Disregard the programming, the same modus operandi, if you will, 
> > lumps both 
> > together.                 Personally, I didn't see why the 
> > (be)League(d) 
> > didn't petition for licensing their station just on the outside of 
> > the ham 
> > bands when this issue raised its ugly head years ago. They, the 
> > (be)League(d) should have had the foresight to see that Glen would 
> > use the 
> > "what's good for the goose is good for the gander" point of view 
> and 
> > 
> > ultimately challenge the ARRgghhL until he finally got his way. I 
> > don't have 
> > a rule book in front of  me but I thought that one-way 
> > transmissions, in and 
> > of their self was prohibited by the FCC until this issue came up. 
> I 
> > think 
> > the ARRgghhL could have save themselves, and the ham community 
> allot 
> > of 
> > frustration, by doing a logical left shift up band, had they seen 
> > this 
> > snowball rolling down the mountain. Of course, hindsight is always 
> > twenty-twenty.
> > Mod-U-Lator,
> > Mike(y)
> > W3SLK

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