[amsat-bb] Re: 70cm yagi

Bob- W7LRD w7lrd at comcast.net
Thu May 6 13:51:39 PDT 2010

Ok! before this thread gets out of hand! 

--A group of local hams has organized themselves utilizing our resources and abilities to serve a back up communications in the event of a situation where local authorities are overwhelmed be the event.  The local authorities have purchased ham gear for this purpose.  We have a repeater, many dedicated volunteers, and have regular drills in coordination with the aforemantioned authorities.  We do not use ham gear on public service frequencies.  One of my bumper stickers says, "when all else fails".  I am sure someone can pick this to pieces.  However we're just volunteer hams, not professional police, firemen etc.  When the crap hits the fan, we're usually there, and we can and do "make do" with what we have. 

End of thread 

73 Bob W7LRD 

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Clint Bradford" <clintbrad4d at earthlink.net>f 
To: "Nigel Gunn G8IFF/W8IFF" <nigel at ngunn.net> 
Cc: "Peter Ng" <Peter.Ng at bccdc.ca>, amsat-bb at amsat.org 
Sent: Thursday, May 6, 2010 1:29:07 PM GMT -08:00 US/Canada Pacific 
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: 70cm yagi 

It is against FCC regulations in the United States to use amateur gear on frequencies allocated for public service. 

>> ... Do you also demand commercial quality radios? 

For public safety? Absolutely. 

Clint Bradford, K6LCS 

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