Ham Talk Live! Episode 233 - News & Views on FCC Moves with CQ Magazine's W2VU

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  1. WB9VPG

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    Thursday night (10/22) at 9 pm EDT on Ham Talk Live!, escape the debate with news about some recent moves at the FCC: a proposed fee for US licenses, sunsetting the 3.5 GHz band, a new logo, and a literal move of the headquarters. Call in with your questions and comments with CQ Magazine's Editor Rich Moseson, W2VU.

    Plus... we unveil a new weekly segment from Rick Garrett, N9GSU. Tune in to find out what it is!

    Tune into Ham Talk Live! Thursday night at 9 pm EDT (Friday 0100Z) by going to hamtalklive.com. When the audio player indicates LIVE, just hit the play button!

    If you miss the show live, you can listen on demand anytime also at hamtalklive.com; or a podcast version is on nearly all podcast sites a few minutes after the live show is over. Some sites include Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Play, SoundCloud, and iHeart Podcasts; and it's also available on YouTube. A replay is also broadcast on WTWW 5085 AM on Saturday nights at approximately 3:30 pm Eastern.

    Be sure to CALL in with your questions and comments by calling 859-982-7373 live during the call-in segment of the show. You can also tweet your questions before or during the show to @HamTalkLive.

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  2. K8DO

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    The interesting part of license fees for amateurs is that the FCC no longer does anything of benefit to amateur license holders. Testing has been outsourced to volunteers. Enforcement of regulations against the scofflaws, jammers, music players, foul language, broadcasting under the guise of being an amateur operation, and on and on is nonexistent. 11 meters has been abandoned by the FCC (after being robbed from us)
    The electromagnetic spectrum belongs to the public, not to the commercial/industrial corporations who bribe the US treasury. The FCC does nothing for us (and we are the public) yet claims we have to pay our share of their cost of managing the rules that they unilaterally impose on us. At this point in time our fair share would be Zero in any sane legal system. Time for the amateur community to begin bending the ears of our congress critters - and make it Q5 S9.
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  3. KI6PMD

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    FCC stands for Forever Collecting Cash !!! 73' Phil..
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