[amsat-bb] Re: ITAR is interesting to me
rwmcgwier at gmail.com
Mon Oct 19 06:04:53 PDT 2009
k0vty at juno.com wrote:
> Hi Bob (N4HY)
> Thanks for taking the time to ponder for the BB and me some of the twists
> and turns
> of ITAR issues.
> I hope the BB apprecaites your time and effort.
> Here are a few more questions?
> 8.) How do exclusionary zones with in the US work as in the AO-40
> integration and shipping
> zone, as it relates to ITAR?
These deal only with tariffs, taxation, etc. As soon as you move a
piece of electronics from outside any such zone into that zone with the
purpose being to do any export or even a DEEMED export, it is covered.
> 9.) How does Amsat-NA insure ITAR security among it's own engineering
After our MEA CULPA to the state department, we are being instructed on
how to comply and every person working with us will be subjected to the
treatment, err uhh, training.
> 10.) Does the German Government have ITAR like laws for the AMSAT-DL
> folks to follow?
They have export control laws as do all governments. Germans are by
their nature (from my experience) rule abiding law followers and do not
want to sign documents exposing themselves to onerous restrictions. So
far as I know, they do not force foreign citizens (non-Germans) to sign
a document that says for the purposes of the satellite exercise, it
doesn't matter where in the world you are, or even if it is illegal for
you to sign such a document in your own country, you will agree you are
subject to German law. The chutzpah involved in such a set of rules on
our part is almost too much to wrap your mind around, especially applied
to amateur radio satellites since these rules interfere with the purpose
of amateur radio world wide.
> 11.) Are there any ITAR shipping limitation involved as to methods and
I do not understand what this means.
> Global is getting to mean many things it would appear.
> Thanks you sir, when you get more spare time .
> Joe Murray K0VTY
(Co)Author: DttSP, Quiktrak, PowerSDR, GnuRadio
Member: ARRL, AMSAT, AMSAT-DL, TAPR, Packrats,
NJQRP, QRP ARCI, QCWA, FRC.
"You don't need to see the whole staircase, just
take the first step.", MLK.
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