[AMRadio] BPL and the ARRL

Peter Markavage manualman at juno.com
Sat Jul 19 13:42:13 EDT 2008

Excellent  response Kim. I also agree that, as a member of the ARRL, I
want the ARRL to focus their resources, energies, and monies in
protecting the amateur radio spectrum.  If the FCC wants to trash the
rest of the usable spectrum with BPL, including those used by other
agencies in their family, it's up to those families to take their beef to
the FCC and fight their own "battles". I see no logic to the ARRL
fighting everyone's battles. Those other agencies need to stand and make
loud vocal notice of their intentions to the FCC and BPL providers.

Pete, wa2cwa

On Fri, 18 Jul 2008 21:49:06 -0500 Kim Elmore <cw_de_n5op at sbcglobal.net>
> This is simply an unfair assertion. It is not the ARRL's job to be 
> the Omniscient Spectrum Protector. Most of the spectrum is not the 
> Amateur's to protect. If the Government allows an activity that 
> trashes its own spectrum, it's their problem, not the ARRL's. If the 
> Government allows activity that trashes the broadcast band, it's the 
> broadcaster's problem, not ours. Likewise the military, the FAA, and 
> on and on. The ARRL cannot protect everyone and it is unreasonable 
> to 
> expect it to do so. It's primary responsibility is to promote the 
> Amateur service.
> Kim Elmore, N5OP

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