The ARRL Letter, September 9, 2021

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by WW1ME, Sep 9, 2021.

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  1. K4RGN

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    VMs are not snitches any more than a driver who sees an obvious DUI on the highway is a snitch for calling 911. The Godfather and Goodfellas weren't written about ham radio. 40 years ago when the FCC was better-funded, the FCC field monitoring stations would have detected these violations.
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  2. N1IPU

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    From what I understand these where Ammron operators. They did ID but not in the prescribed time frame. It was purely political in nature just like here that one side gets reported and dealt with while the other runs wild.

    They were not harming anyone and I am sure you can hear many each day in qso not identifying in the correct time frame.
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  3. N1IPU

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    VM's are snitches. Gross violations fine but these clowns live to report. They just didn't like the operator's and ran a stopwatch. That is Stasi level crap.

    Equating a drunk driver (can kill or maim) to reporting time violations is ridiculous.
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  4. KJ7OES

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    What's so bad about AMMRON? I'm not a member, but think they do good work.....….
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  5. N1IPU

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    They are not politically correct. Same as politically incorrect are treated here.
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  6. KJ7OES

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    All ours ever talk about is preparedness and chainsaw safety. Don't see what's so political about that, but it's probably different in other areas.

    QUOTE="N1IPU, post: 5963917, member: 100111"]They are not politically correct. Same as politically incorrect are treated here.[/QUOTE]
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  7. K4RGN

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    "Snitch" implies that we have some kind of duty or obligation to overlook something. Nonsense. These people aren't my shipmates or my fraternity brothers or my neighbors or my cousins. They're rule-breakers, plain and simple. We've all heard them. If you break the rules, be prepared for someone to report it. At a time when the telecom industry wants every slice of spectrum that we have above 200 MHz, the last thing we need is a perception at the FCC and in Congress that ham radio is irresponsible high-power CB.

    Personally I don't care what their politics are. Whether you're far right or far left, if you don't identify per Part 97, just get off the air.
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  8. N1IPU

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    Open your eye's. These guys were reported for not having a stopwatch. Just the fact you mentioned your protected classes at the start shows hypocrisy.
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  9. KC5NOA

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    Knowing how long it took to clean up 14.275 and 14.310 this activity must have been going on for 20 years or longer.
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  10. N1FM

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    ARRL LETTER, September 9, 2021

    "Licensees in Prineville, Winston, Silver Lake, and Roseburg, Oregon; Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and Houston, Texas, were sent Advisory Notices concerning failure to identify, as required by Section 97.119(a) of the FCC Amateur Radio Service, pursuant to a nationwide rule compliance review of operations on 3.819 MHz and 3.953 MHz.

    Are you suggesting our government would selectively target a group, simply because they prep for attacks by violent anarchists?

    Suppression of ideas can't be a serious policy pursued by FCC or ARRL, can it?

    Sure, AMRRON competes with ARRL for emcomm fame, and they promote old fashioned patriotism, but we can't just assume it's selective enforcement, can we?

    "All of our scenarios involving a hostile force have been oriented toward large, organized criminal elements, violent anarchist groups, a foreign invasion, or an entity which has unlawfully overtaken the legitimate government. These are strictly hypothetical (but plausible and realistic) scenarios to enhance realism in training. They are neither illegal nor immoral. To claim otherwise is disingenuous."

    Enforcement Bureau cautions - radio can be an alternative to discussions on social media:

    The Enforcement Advisory says: “The Bureau has become aware of discussions on social media platforms suggesting that certain radio services regulated by the Commission may be an alternative to social media platforms for groups to communicate and coordinate future activities."

    The full enforcement advisory is available at:

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