The Basis and Purpose of Amateur(Ham) Radio:

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  1. N3IFD

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    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CFR-2009-title47-vol5/pdf/CFR-2009-title47-vol5-part97.pdf

    Title 47 CFR Part 97, Part 97 - Amateur Radio Service, Subpart A - General Provisions, 97.1 Basis and purpose.
    (page 587):

    §97.1 Basis and purpose.

    [The Basis and Purpose of Amateur(Ham) Radio:]

    The rules and regulations in this part are designed to provide an amateur radio service having a fundamental purpose as expressed in the following principles:

    (a) Recognition and enhancement of the value of the amateur service to the public as a voluntary noncommercial communication service, particularly with respect to providing emergency communications.

    (b) Continuation and extension of the amateur’s proven ability to contribute to the advancement of the radio art.

    (c) Encouragement and improvement of the amateur service through rules which provide for advancing skills in both the communication and technical phases of the art.

    (d) Expansion of the existing reservoir within the amateur radio service of trained operators, technicians, and electronics experts.

    (e) Continuation and extension of the amateur’s unique ability to enhance international goodwill.


    I translate and interpret this to mean the following:


    (a) We exist, as a service, to be available to the public when needed.

    (b) We research and develop new equipment.

    (c) The rules we follow are there for our benefit.

    (d) Our expertise is so valuable that we are kept as a "national resource".

    (e) We are ambassadors to other areas(neighbors, neighborhoods, towns, counties, states, countries, continents, planets, solar systems, etc.).


    Do you agree? Do you disagree? Please, let us all know how you feel.


    JEFF-N3IFD/AECW
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    P.S.: Corny or not, this needed to be said!
    P.P.S.: If you disagree, which letter(s)?[(?)]
     
  2. NN4RH

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    Mods - you might as well lock this one now before it goes where these usually go.
     
  3. AB1QP

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  4. N2EY

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    IB4TL!!!

    73 de Jim, N2EY
     
  5. N3IFD

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    I translate and interpret this to mean the following:


    (a) We exist, as a service, to be available to the public when needed.

    (b) We research and develop new equipment.

    (c) The rules we follow are there for our benefit.

    (d) Our expertise is so valuable that we are kept as a "national resource".

    (e) We are ambassadors to other areas(neighbors, neighborhoods, towns, counties, states, countries, continents, planets, solar systems, etc.).

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    (a) YES! It's the least we can do seeing that we have had so much given to us.

    (b) YES! SSB is just one example. It's the DX voice standard.

    (c) YES! We have a say in it. We can go directly to the F.C.C. and ask for them to change rules.

    (d) YES! Commercial interests, when they have a technical question, refer to the "ARRL Radio Amateur's Handbook" and other Ham texts.

    (e) YES! After the U.S. Department of State, who else has such easy access? Who else would have such a diversified and distinguished group of members representing the "common citizen"?!


    JEFF-N3IFD/AECW
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    P.S.: ___Wiggle, wiggle, send it along;___
     
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2012
  6. N8CPA

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    Sign at the amusement park: "YOUR SKIN MUST BE AT LEAST THIS THICK TO TAKE THIS RIDE."

    IB4EEAC, er, IB4TL.
     
  7. KY5U

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    All I can honestly say is.....
     

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  8. WN6U

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    The recent storm has driven all the trolls out from under the bridges. IB4TL.
     
  9. K8JD

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    I thought hammin' was for shootin' skip and makin' my neighbor's garage door open and close when I'm on the channels !
    SERIOUSLY; knowing the stated basis and purpose is the first thing a new ham should do.
    Just like orders in the military service, "you don't have to agree, you just have to DO IT" !:D
     
  10. K7MH

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    My position on this is IB4TL.
    I also grant this thread a single star.:p
     
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