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2 Meters … The New CB Band Of Interference?

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by WB4IME, Nov 5, 2018.

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  1. W8AAZ

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    OK. Well then list some specific cases of pirating heard from them. Is it everywhere or coastal, or what, so far? I would think if they had any altitude at all, they could be heard for quite a long ways. Sounds like so far we have a general threat but no specifics. But stuff happens. I recall when a second unit movie crew was nearby, they were using ham UHF FM freqs at the site. This has been decades ago and I don't recall what I did about it, if anything.
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  2. N3CB

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    1. BAOFENG radios are cheaper than any "blister pack" FRS radio. You can "drop" a fair amount of $30 radios, from the sky, before it starts to hurt financially.
    2. These hobbyist are right about one thing....they do, will and CAN operate without any threat of being caught or penalized. It's the O-K Coral on the amateur bands. What's the 'average' we read about monthly, in QST....ONE ham getting nabbed and fined? Let's look at our own many thousand Allstar, Echolink or other "digital nodes" are operating illegally? Sitting on simplex frequencies, Nation Simplex frequencies, repeater outputs, satellite pass-band frequencies, etc....or operating in the 2 meter band where "linking" is forbidden! They don't qualify for unattended they're not repeaters, satellites, beacons or digi-peaters.
    3. Let's get ready, team! The League is proposing technicians get "gifted" HF privileges! Let the real fun begin! We're already getting hammering the in the Philadelphia area with illegal operations on repeaters....what'll stop illegal V/UHF-ers from migrating "south" onto the HF bands?!

    Make purchasing amateur radios contingent on providing a LICENSE!
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  3. KC8VWM

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    I read many allegations of illegal operation and the 2m band being overrun by these "unlicensed" Paramotoring or PPC (Power Parachuting) enthusiasts, so I guess this means actual recordings of unlicensed operation on the 2m band to validate this must be readily available to hear all over the place right?
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  4. KG5THG

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    I bet the fcc and faa will get more involved when one of them becomes a crispy critter on some power lines because they were playing with the radio and not paying attention to their flying.
  5. KM4WSJ

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    I hope they fine these guys and enforce the rules. One $10,000 fine usually solves the problem with the offender and it would be extra income for the FCC.
  6. KK6YAE

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    Well, if I hear them, I may just be inclined to ask their grid square and request/give a signal report.
  7. N3AB

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    The FCC could care less. Issues about unlicensed operations using Baofengs, hams operating outside their license frequency restrictions, foul language on 3850, 3910 and 7200 and many more frequencies, jamming DX operations. Local VHF and UHF deliberate repeater interference. The list goes on. Getting support from the FCC? HA! Barney the Dinosaur would produce better results.

    Yes, we are "self policing", but who backs US? Who takes it the next step? No one.

    The perpetrators know they can get away with it, so the antics continue.

    Yes, turn the dial, or shut down for awhile until it dies down. Call that "enjoying" amateur radio?
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2018
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  8. N3AB

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    So true, but it never happens. Why? Because there is no "they" in your post. "They" SHOULD be the FCC. But like with powerline interference, band intruders, licensed amateurs using foul language, no call signs, intentional jamming, playing music, noisy LEDs, noisy grow lamps, etc., "They" are for our purposes fictitious cartoon characters. Not worth the air they breathe or the garbage cans they feed from. ARRL is right up there with them.
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2018
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  9. KB5ZSM

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  10. KB5ZSM

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    :cool:Ya know, I just love bird hunting but my eye-sight is poor. Who knows what just might fall out of the sky....
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