[amsat-bb] Re: Sats for emergencies
Gordon JC Pearce
gordonjcp at gjcp.net
Tue Jun 28 16:22:04 PDT 2011
On Wed, 29 Jun 2011 00:00:30 +0100
"Nigel A. Gunn" <nigel at ngunn.net> wrote:
Don't top post, it screws up the flow of conversation
> On the contrary.
> Emcomm is the only thing keeping the government on our side and
> protecting the facilities we have.
It's also generated a huge crowd of "amateurs" who have no real interest in the hobby beyond buying the latest shiny new box in the toyshop and playing at police dispatchers. These wallies then stomp their moronic chatter all over anyone else who happens to be using a frequency.
The emergency services have their own frequencies and their own kit, paid for out of our taxes. They've got enough comms of their own, or at least they *should* have.
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