[AMRadio] k1man fined


Brian Carling bcarling at cfl.rr.com
Tue Apr 4 15:29:24 EDT 2006


Pete what is the FCC rule regarding Bulletins being limited 
to ten minutes on amateur radio, please?

> No Mike, I would not expect you to visit the ARRL site for any
> information.
> 
> "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
> disseminators.
> 
> Pete, wa2cwa
> 
> 
> 
> On Sat, 1 Apr 2006 23:29:51 -0500 "Mike Sawyer" <w3slk at uplink.net>
> writes:
> > 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)
> > W3SLK
> > 
> > ----- 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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