[AMRadio] Petition to FCC for Lifetime licenses

Oliver Steiner steinerviolinist at gmail.com
Sat Feb 27 11:37:50 EST 2016

I feel sorry for Australian, UK and Canadian ham ops.  The very
concept of "mandatory use of commercially-built equipment" exactly
defines what Amateur Radio is not, and never has been.  It
characterizes what Citizens Band is.


On 2/27/16, Donald Chester <k4kyv at charter.net> wrote:
>> I suspect I am not alone in agreeing with K9FH and doubtless the vast
>> majority of those on this list. One of the prime reasons for "amateur"
> radio is
>> to promote learning and the way to do that is to construct apparatus.
>> And
>> just how will the FCC determine that my transmitter is certified or home-
>> made?  Enter the home and look at it? They don't have the staff to
>> enforce
>> the laws as-is leave alone enforce such nonsense.
>> - Jim Tonne W4ENE
> There already exist entry-level  classes of licence in UK, Australia and
> Canada, that require the mandatory use of commercially-built equipment.
> I'm
> not sure how they enforce it.
> Don k4kyv
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