[AMRadio] AMRadio Digest, Vol 118, Issue 28

Rob Atkinson ranchorobbo at gmail.com
Sun Nov 10 18:30:29 EST 2013

It was a digital rig.  Not any kind of analog AM Brett.

As far as I am concerned, any hash noise that is unidentifiable is
treated by me as interference from an unintentional part 15 emitter.
If it is in fact a ham, then he can go right ahead and piss and moan
to the FCC and I'll tell them the honest truth:  I have so much junk
interfering with my reception living here in the city with houses all
around me, that without a call sign legal ID that I am equipped to
understand, I cannot distinguish between a pirate, a noisy appliance
or someone who is licensed but unidentified.  If they don't like that
they can ID like most everyone else.  If the FCC doesn't like it, they
can make a rule to require an analog ID.  the idea that I have to be
equipped with special decoding equipment, even if it is just a PC and
some software so I can tell a ham from a malfunctioning remote control
of some sort is outrageous and ridiculous.


On Sun, Nov 10, 2013 at 3:42 PM, Donald Chester <k4kyv at charter.net> wrote:

> I recall there used to be a legal requirement that when you ran RTTY, you
> had to also ID in CW, and with SSTV, you had to ID in CW or voice. Now, I
> hear these digital mystery signals and SSTV operation both analogue and
> digital, and no-one IDs in cw or voice. You don't even know if it's a
> legitimate ham signal or if it's an intruder on our bands if you are not
> equipped to decipher a myriad of digital codes.
> Does anyone know if the FCC actually changed the rules and deleted those ID
> requirements?

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