[AMRadio] OT : Paid Hams during Drills


kj4hyd kj4hyd at gmail.com
Tue Jan 19 19:11:50 EST 2010


Neal Newman wrote:
> show it to me in the Rules.
[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 47, Volume 5] [Revised as of 
October 1, 2008] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access 
[CITE: 47CFR97.403] [Page 613] TITLE 47--TELECOMMUNICATION CHAPTER 
I--FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (CONTINUED) PART 97_AMATEUR RADIO 
SERVICE--Table of Contents Subpart E_Providing Emergency Communications 
Sec. 97.403 Safety of life and protection of property. No provision of 
these rules prevents the use by an amateur station of any means of 
radiocommunication at its disposal to provide essential communication 
needs in connection with the immediate safety of human life and 
immediate protection of property when normal communication systems are 
not available.


So if Human Life is not at stake, 97.5 does apply! So you were right in 
turning OFF the repeater, and those who were transmitting in that drill 
can and SHOULD be fined $10,000 Dollars for operation in the Amateur 
band without a license, and you should SUE them for causing your 
repeater to be used illegally by unauthorized persons.

-- 
73,
Kevin Raper
KJ4HYD
CE WCKI WQIZ

There is no limitation to the fidelity of AM radio. From a mathematical standpoint, AM does better in frequency response than FM. - Leonard Kahn



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