[AMRadio] OT : Paid Hams during Drills

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Tue Jan 19 17:32:32 EST 2010

No John, the rules 97.113 DOES NOT prevent you from talking on the radio
while you are working.  You just can't operate the radio on behalf of your
employer.  I work from home 5 days a week, and talk on the radio from time
to time while sitting at my desk, but I don't do it to benefit my business.


On Tue, Jan 19, 2010 at 4:13 PM, John Coleman <jc at pctechref.com> wrote:

> Opps: Sorry Bob I did not mean to send that directly to you and only you.
> Here it is again for all with a little more added:
> I hope I'm not opening a can of worms here!
> OK, I think I see the dilemma now, I must say I have mixed emotions here.
>  I
> see the necessity but I can also see where it could start a trend.
> I'll need to mull this over a little.
> I always thought that Hams who worked for anything like a law enforcement
> or
> fire and rescue could do what was needed in the way of training to better
> serve the public but I guess their hands were tied during working hours
> unless they had a separate volunteer to push the microphone button for
> them.
> Is this prevention currently enforced to prevent commercial use of amateur
> radio? How does it?
> I would assume that a policeman taking part in a drill, on police time,
> would use his own call letters would not solicit for the police department.
> I have been on the job many times driving around town doing my regular job
> on a wage and have been known to use the repeaters and 40 years ago even
> check into the old central gulf coast hurricane net once or twice.  When
> did
> all that become against the law?
> So part of me wonders if additional regulation is even necessary.  Where is
> the law they might or I have been in the past breaking?
> Still undecided
> John

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