[AMRadio] k1man fined

Peter Markavage manualman at juno.com
Sun Apr 2 00:36:09 EST 2006

No Mike, I would not expect you to visit the ARRL site for any

"One way information bulletins are not illegal on the Amateur Bands"
In a 24 hour period, the W1AW  bulletin transmissions generally last 10
to 15 minutes or less. There are 3 Code Bulletins, 2 RTTY Bulletins, and
1 Phone Bulletin on the major HF bands. The rest of the W1AW
transmissions are generally designated for Code Practice.

This is in contrast to the K1MAN transmissions, which generally lasted 90
minutes or more, depending upon the accuracy of his Radio Shack timer.
W1AW and K1MAN are not in the same league of information bulletin

Pete, wa2cwa

On Sat, 1 Apr 2006 23:29:51 -0500 "Mike Sawyer" <w3slk at uplink.net>
> No kidding Pete?! Is it my responsibility to check the ARRgghhL web 
> site for 
> their transmissions? Some may visit it more than others but I do not 
> (nor do 
> I care). In reference to the broadcasting, this is what I said: "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." 
> Clue: read the last part of my statement carefully.
> Personally, I think that the ARRgghhL should cease and desist with 
> their 
> one-way transmissions since they never check the frequency to see if 
> it is 
> in use. I hold them in the same low esteem as K1(wo)MAN. To me that 
> is 
> intentional QRM and is subject to the same set of rules that you 
> cite. Their 
> best bet would be to get permission or licensing to broadcast just 
> outside 
> of the ham bands and not cause any problems to anyone.
> Mod-U-Lator,
> Mike(y)
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Peter Markavage" <manualman at juno.com>
> To: <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
> Sent: Saturday, April 01, 2006 10:57 PM
> Subject: Re: [AMRadio] k1man fined
> 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)
> schedule."
> 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
> employer.
>  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
> identification;
> (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
> before
>  or at the  time of the event.
> Pete, wa2cwa

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