Originally Posted by N8CPA
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I don't think this will fly at all in Minnesota - that frequency is designated for ARES use, statewide, and blessed by the state radio boards.
Simplex HV-BRAVO ARES 146.4150 W 146.4150 W 203.5 A Local Option (from http://www.minnesotaares.org/files/S...s%20xls(2).pdf ).
We do use a PL tone on that frequency, so if all are using tone squelch as they should, we won't even hear the paragliders. Let's see some lawyer turn that into something - illegal, unlicensed operation in violation of federal law, combined with operation on a state-designated emergency frequency. I am not a lawyer, and I don't play one on TV, but I don't think any court could uphold their 'right' to use that frequency.
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About 1/4 mile east of my house is a big balloon fiesta every October. The Balloon Park is just inside city limits up on the hill. In years past, there were some of them illegally operating on 2 meters to talk to their chase crews. One year at least the FCC came down from Denver for some enforcement action, but that was a long time ago. I have heard some balloonists on 2m but they had legitimate calls. Hopefully I will not come home that weekend because it's impossible to get into and out of my house. The pilot's gate comes out on the only road in and out of our neighborhood.
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Originally Posted by VE6TEQ
err,.... ya might wanna review note 2 on page 4 of your linked document,............ no one OWNS an amateur frequency!
Originally Posted by K0RGR
Of course, you know that no one "owns" a frequency. No matter who designates it or however noble & lofty the purpose is.
Originally Posted by K0RGR
That said, I suspect that you're absolutely right that if the illegally operating paragliders complain about interference, they will have no legal leg to stand on, so to speak. I'm sure they'll appeal to the public on other grounds... they didn't know better, they didn't have another choice, and so forth. But they'll still be wrong.
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I have no problem with licensed amateurs using two meters in their balloons, gliders, paragliders, airplane, blimp or helicopter....or whatever.
But I feel the same way about unlicensed operation on amateur frequences as I feel about inland hunters adopting marine radios because 'we don't live neer water'.
makes my blood boil. Esp. when the ticket is so simple to get.
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A lot of these operations are business in nature. Balloons offer rides for a fee, that I know, the paragliders, not so much, but helicopters and airplanes may fit into that business category and as such should not be using the amateur bands for such purposes even if they have a license. Business operations should be confined to the part 90 segments with the proper license for that use. They can and are allowed to use other allocations for such operations.
Originally Posted by W0IS
Safety of life does necessarily mean imminent danger is near. My idea was that perhaps they are using the freq. to coordinate take offs and landings or to keep in contact to avoid incidents that may be unsafe. Having such transmissions wiped out by LEGAL amateur transmissions may lead to that safety issue I was thinking about.