|[AMRadio] AM and SSB windows and harmful interference liability|
uvc1 at verizon.net
Fri Oct 13 12:08:28 EDT 2006
The debate over which is better SSB of AM is getting old.
My feeling everyone has the right to use AM or SSB, (what ever one likes)
The AM Window should not be interfered by SSB or other modes, and the SSB
Window should not be interfered by AM, CW, Digital or other.
The comments of AM is not "efficient or a practical mode of operation etc"
is hog wash.
Antique cars like 55 Chevy's, old Mustangs, and antiques in your home are
also "OLD WASTEFUL COLLECTORS DUST".
Who would have ever thought that collecting "old junk would ever be in
AM is as important to many as collecting old cars are.
Operators who don't approve of AM and are causing HARMFUL INTERFERENCE are
setting themselves up to possible Civil and Criminal exposure, (yes the law
If an operator blocks or hinders a emergency communication on AM and
CONTRIBUTES IN ANY WAY to the harm, or causes delay in getting help to one
in need, LEGAL ACTION COULD HAPPEN.
I have heard from several lawyers AND OPERATORS, they would love to sue the
pants off those operators, and prosecute them.
Those "lawyers" good or bad, have a game plan, and are waiting to drop the
hammer on those persons instigating the HARMFUL INTERFERENCE, and also I am
sure SOME INNOCENT operators just joining in unaware of the emergency
communication, will be implicated in the suit as co-defendants.
Some will argue "they should have used SSB"; TELL THAT TO SOME SUE HAPPY
LAWYER AND PLAINTIFF WANTING TO GET REVENGE OR MONEY.
HAMS HAVE NO LIABILITY INSURANCE AGAINST THIS ACTION.
WIN, LOOSE OR DRAW IT COMES OUT OF THERE POCKETS.
I am sure this is something Jammers and others causing HARMFUL INTERFERENCE
HAVE NOT THOUGHT ABOUT.
I know every SSBer talking on the AM window is being recorded 24/7.
There signal is a finger print, and is easy to prove in a court of law EVEN
IF THEY DON'T USE THERE CALL OR ALTER THERE VOICE.
If they don't ID the court will probably award even higher punitive damages
and the operator could lose everything (there house, retirement etc)
Some may think this scenario is imposable, JUST THINK, "NO ONE COULD EVER
SUE OVER SPILLING HOT COFFEE IN THERE LAP FROM MCDONALD'S" (only one
ridicules example but true)
Let's not start a new line of lawsuits; please let the operators causing
harmful interference and the (INNOCENT OPERATORS) know there are persons out
there who just want to sue someone, and make easy money.
Please pass this along.
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