[amsat-bb] Re: AMSAT Symposium News Posted to the Web

Bob McGwier rwmcgwier at gmail.com
Thu Oct 15 06:56:59 PDT 2009

Did I ever tell you about the time I cranked 130w on 435 in Providence, 
R.I. and I received an admonishing phone call from OTIS, AFB asking me 
if I was on the air, reminding me of the limitations and my obligation 
to warn them?  I hope I was not the cause of a false alarm, but I don't 
know.  I had never spoken to them and didn't even know about the 
exclusion zones.  This was ancient days, right after AO-10 was 
launched.  I don't know the state of the rules or enforcement today but 
that caused some consternation let me tell you.  Fred at least has the 
obligation to ask what the rules are currently.


Ben Jackson wrote:
> Sanford, Fred wrote:
>> I hope that AMSAT NA does not use an 70cm uplink, because that band
>> is not available for transmitting in all areas of the US.  I live
>> near Cape Cod, MA and 70cm is not available for transmitting because
>> of PAVE PAWS.
> Hi Fred:
> I don't think PAVE PAWS prohibits transmission, it only affected
> repeater operation. At least I haven't heard anything regarding that,
> and I was fairly active on 70cm until last Monday when W1WNS/R was PAVE
> PAWSed.
> 		~Ben

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