Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by W8BYH, Sep 10, 2017.
So then we really DON'T need the Parity Act?
If there was an increased need, you'd think ARES would be crying for more involvement. Their silence has been deafening.
If you wonder why I am sometimes not responsive, I don't react well to name calling, even if it's not me.
Using that term diminishes you not the Federal Communications Commission.
Which? Use VHF SSB? Or behave drama free ?
Qrm levels at my qth make it very difficult to use hf at all, when you have a signal level of s8 across the hf bands 24/7 it makes one wonder why bother. Vhf and uhf seem to be the way to go but with digital rearing its ugly head on the analogue frequencies i wonder how long it will be, before the vhf bands are also dead thank the gods for echolink, OFCOM are the uk spectrum police and they seem to be having the same problems as the FCC lack of money and a loss of interest in policing the bands, unless of course they are selling off parts of it for mega amounts of money o well theres always fly fishing to fall back on. 73
Intracies of the English language, usage of "you".... In my message "you" meant you as part of your group of hams for emergency work. You, SVD, will be welcomed as a volunteer when volunteers are called or provisions for them made. You may work a radio or empty bed pans, but you can find something to do.
You as a ham considering yourself part of the "emergency response" won't be utilized unless you have some ongoing relationship with the first responder services.
My guess is he will rue the day he said that. Expect ARRL HQ tar and feathers soon!
Absolutely we do NOT need the parity act.
Sounds familiar, the FCC is mostly concerned with Cellular companies and big money interests and they really don't care about amateur radio. There have been maybe four high level FCC actions against amateurs in the last 20 years or so that seemed to drag on forever and they probably cost the taxpayers a couple of million after all was said and done. Unfortunately it seems as though our hobby is becoming a nuisance to the FCC instead of a resource.
Seems to me we need A parity act, but not THIS parity act.