[AMRadio] Web page appears in opposition to RM-11305

Brian Carling bcarling at cfl.rr.com
Sun Jan 15 08:48:14 EST 2006

This over-regulation holds true for a lot of other realms in the U.S. laws, 
but I digress. The problem is that we are so accustomed to being 
incentivized, and over-regulated that we do not have good self-discipline 
on the bands. So much for self-policing. Riley stops the tip of the iceberg. 

It comes out in SSBers trying to stomp on AMers, and the wholesale 
disregard for ALL other modes that has been amply demonstrated by 
the UNATTENDED Pactor Robot QRO land-based stations, which 
supply commercial internet services to ships at sea on the amateur radio 

This is looking more and more like a catch twenty-two for
amateur radio. I think 10m may end up being the most useful and
peaceful band for AM and CW ops.

On 14 Jan 2006 at 17:32, Phil Galasso wrote:

> ----- Original Message -----
> Subject: [AMRadio] Web page appears in opposition to RM-11305
> > The following web page has appeared, in opposition to RM-11305.
> >
> > http://www.w8ji.com/rm-11305.htm
> >
> > There is a link off that page that goes to:
> >
> > http://www.w8ji.com/supporters.htm
> Amazing, isn't it. Americans love to preach about liberty to the rest of the
> world, yet American radio amateurs, if W8JI and his ilk are typical, just
> LOVE our current "Mommy, may I" system of regulations. The United States is
> the ONLY country in the world that still dictates emission subbands by
> government fiat...WHY? Ironically, even Castro's Cuba has more lenient
> amateur radio regulations than we do, as they do not divide the amateur
> bands into subbands determined by emission, bandwidth, or any other
> criterion. People like W8JI and his sycophants in Newington remind me of the
> nerdy little kid who would always ask the teacher to assign more homework to
> the class until he got the living s--t pounded out of him by his classmates.
> It's time for US to do that to the "nerdy little kids" in our amateur radio
> community, not physically, but legally. If you haven't done so, download
> both petitions from the FCC Web site, do a little research (such as
> comparing our Part 97 with the amateur radio regulations in other countries,
> such as Canada), and write some thorough, carefully thought out comments,
> being sure to back up EVERYTHING that you write. Brief comments, such as
> "This proposal sucks" or "This proposal is the greatest thing to happen to
> ham radio since Marconi sent the letter 's' across the Atlantic" will show
> up on the FCC site, but they won't carry much weight. Be sure to have a good
> dictionary and a thesaurus at hand, as spelling and grammatical errors make
> a very poor impression. Then let's deal with W8JI during the "Reply
> Comments" phase of this proceeding.
> As Larry (W3LW) states on this reflector, the FCC is under a congressional
> mandate promoting deregulation. Let's make our own voices heard in this
> matter and persuade the Commission to get rid of the nitpicking subband
> regulations that have plagued the Amateur Radio Service for many decades by
> filing our comments at the FCC Web site. I did.
> Phil K2PG

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