[AMRadio] k1man fined


vince werber ka1iic at prexar.com
Tue Apr 4 17:42:22 EDT 2006


I don't know of any time limit but there are clear rules regarding station 
ID's and having control operators on site during a broadcast...

What really ended it for me was when K1MAN started sending out those so called 
'felony complaint affidavites'...  K1MAN has been told by a number of Federal 
department NOT to do that...  He was even warned by Federal Attorneys outside 
of the Commission to stop it but he insisted on it so...  That is a character 
issue sure but it sure makes ham radio look foolish in the eyes of the 
world...

I will be happy to see this resolved, over and done with.  It's been going on 
for 15 + years and just because of the amount of time involved it doesn't 
make it right.  As Amateurs we are suppose to 'self police' to a degree...  
In this case anyone that dared question these actions generally end up in 
court...  He would sue people for disagreeing with him...  He generally lost 
but it was a real effective intimidation tool for K1MAN...

Rules are rules and it's about time the FCC did show that they have enough 
interest in Amateur radio to keep it from becoming another CB FUBAR...  And 
that was the way it was going before the recent crackdown...  

I will never defend a person that acts contrary to any hobby. service etc that 
I enjoy...  and as for emergency communications are concerned... I have seen 
no evidence that K1MAN has worked in any emergency situation for over 10 
years...  But then he did say he was 'the most experienced in emergency 
communications'...  Proving the is no end to a pompus windbag...

If that offends folks well... what can I say...  I sure won't say I'm sorry...  
at least not sorry for enforcement but I am very sorry it took so long....

But if anyone doesn't agree... it's a free country...  K1MAN didn't allow 
disagreement tho... go figure...

73
vince


On Tuesday 04 April 2006 03:29 pm, Brian Carling wrote:
> 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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