I have been reading the comments and I totally agree with many but here is the problem here in AUSTRALIA. We do not have Mars/Cap etc so why would a Foundation licence holder advocate that we should be pursuing this subject in my country. Lets break it down to the facts. I too agree as new bands are made available it is possible to modify our radios as long as we stay inside the specifications of band plans and licence conditions as laid down. Most modifications are still done here to allow an amateur transmitter to operate on the two CB bands to talk to old buddies. Why buy CB's when a snip here or there gets it for nothing. Not a day goes by that illegal activity on repeaters or out of band transmissions are not heard and many companies and individuals are caught doing this. As I said in my previous post, is it right for someone to be operating with their modified radio in the hope they can bring down a passenger airliner? Remember your family or friends may be inside at the time it all goes wrong. As for comments about I have modified my radio to save lives, this is an old excuse that does not stand up to any scrutiny by the authorities. You will be congratulated on your efforts offcourse but this was not the reason you modified it for. Buy a satellite phone, commercial radio or just use the open bands to call mayday to obtain the flying doctor, police etc don't use your status as an amateur radio operator to flaunt the rules. Do we carry guns to kill a crocodile chewing off someone's leg? Do you carry a heart machine, oxygen etc to get that old heart beating again? No you don't so stop it with the lame excuses. Remember this subject was broadcast on a segment of the WIA your body that is supposed to be telling ACMA that we are all great honest people and to give us more, more, more and not to say it's time we pursued the right to do as we please.