Threat to Amateur Radio 23cm band

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by G4TUT, Aug 17, 2019.

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  1. WY7BG

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    Disagree. There's not ONE feature of so-called "5G" that was not anticipated during the standardization process for 4G LTE. Go back and look at the conference papers, notes, discussions, etc.! The entire "race to 5G" campaign is a fraud - a "Sputnik strategy" on the part of the mobile carriers. It's intended to persuade government officials to give them every shred of available spectrum... AND rip spectrum away from other users for their benefit.

    On this we agree. In fact, one of the ham bands which is sure to be threatened soon is 70cm.
  2. W1YW

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    MOST of the people who produced these innovtions are or were hams.

    I know this as a fact.

    Obviously hams have 'day jobs'.
  3. W1YW

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    IMO this is the dumbest response of false fact I have seen in some time.

    Go ask Ted Rappaport.

    Go look up his callsign.

    He's OTA a heck of a lot more than you, BTW.
  4. W0PV

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    Hams are a small fraction of the general population but a significant number INVEST, innovate, or work in the wireless industry.

    Unfortunately, I have long observed that hams can be their own worst enemies. Many examples appear here on the Zed.

    Especially when an opportunity for or threat to a hams personal wealth and/or professional reputation is involved. Many are ruthless at using their knowledge gained through ham radio yet think nothing of throwing the Amateur Radio Service, or other hams, under the bus to enhance their own personal gains outside of it.

    Sometimes it seems to just come down to pitiful jealousy too ... :(

    73, John, WØPV
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2019
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  5. WQ4G

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    Chip, you are certainly more knowledgeable about this subject than I. But, wouldn't the allies of the DoD (U.S.) have nothing to worry about - as long as they remain allies? Is the 'Russian' system the only alternative for those in Europe? Putting another system up seems redundant and wasteful (IMO). Well, unless you are planning NOT to be a U.S. ally.

    Also, having an additional system does not mean a secure system. During a global conflict any and all systems that COULD be used to assist either side would become a target.

    Dan KI4AX
  6. W1YW

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    It was unfortunate that the GPS system didn't get a clone for commercial use only:=)

    Backups are being implemented because DOD may have to cash its chips in someday....
  7. W1YW

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    ALL ham bands should be assumed to be threatened as sole or primary allocations in the future.

    We seem to agree, at least in part, on that.

    So, Brett, what sort of strategy(ies) do you recommend to show 'need of use' on our Part 97 allocations? All strategies are good strategies.

    Chip W1YW
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2019
  8. WY7BG

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    Sadly, that certainly does seem to be true.
  9. W1YW

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    I have not seen that.

    I am colleagues with many of the people you presumably refer to, and most are hams, and all are supportive of Part 97 and its allocations.

    In fact, many of them are working on the state of the art to INCREASE CHANNEL CAPACITY --without-- increasing BANDWIDTH (read: new band allocations). For example, there is NO "race to 5G" campaign is a fraud - a "Sputnik strategy" on the part of the mobile carriers. "

    Believe me, some of them 'read the mail'. Here.

    If you have some bead of insight Brett, as I have requested, on how to 'support the need' for exclusive and or primary ham band allocations, then by all means cough it up. Let's use it.

    ...or, you will lose it.

    Now is the time.
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2019
  10. WY7BG

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    Don't feed the troll, everyone.
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