[AMRadio] OT : Paid Hams during Drills

Neal Newman cozy659 at yahoo.com
Tue Jan 19 20:21:42 EST 2010

 This Rule it States

"Safety of life and protection of property. No
 provision of these rules prevents the use by an amateur station of any means of radio communication at its disposal to provide essential communication "


 All FCC Amateur License granted to a person or Club/trustee.
It is not only an Operators License. But it is also the STATION license.At the address on the License or wherever  the licensee/Trustee sets up a portable station where there is a control operator with the Correct license class to operate on the stations frequency allocation.

 This does not Grant any Police officer or OEM to operate an Amateur radio During an Emergency. UNLESS it is a LICENSED Station. with a Control operator with the correct class to operate on those freq.

Since my Local PD OEM. Does not have any Licensed Hams in its department, and wants No help from the local ham community to Be the acting control operators. In this case even in an Emergency they cannot operate the station they setup.
 Just Because they Bought the Equipment and set it up as a Ham Station. Does not mean they can operate it without a Licensed Ham Present to act as the Control operator Even in an Emergency Because technically It is not a licensed station.
Now If I showed up and Said I will be the Licensed Control operator and Use my Calls. It will then be a licensed station . and they could use it in an emergency. AS long As I am the Control operator.

Another example is  2 towns over from me. The Township OEM. contacted a few local Hams including myself. and we Formed the OEM Group. we requested a Club Call for the station at the Address of the OEM.
The Town purchased Amateur Gear to setup the station.
This Is a licensed Club STATION.
As long as There is a licensed Control operator at the station we have No Problem in allowing the Police to use ham radio in an emergency. Because this is a Licensed station.



--- On Tue, 1/19/10, kj4hyd <kj4hyd at gmail.com> wrote:

> From: kj4hyd <kj4hyd at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [AMRadio] OT : Paid Hams during Drills
> To: "Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service" <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
> Date: Tuesday, January 19, 2010, 7:11 PM
> 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
> 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
> 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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