[amsat-bb] Re: This Is a HOBBY people

Andre sats at pe1rdw.demon.nl
Mon Oct 24 05:25:38 PDT 2011

Op 24-10-2011 13:05, i8cvs schreef:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Kevin Deane"<summit496 at live.com>
> To:<amsat-bb at amsat.org>
> Sent: Sunday, October 23, 2011 10:33 PM
> Subject: [amsat-bb] This Is a HOBBY people
>> As much as I enjoy the banter, animosity and sometimes really brilliant
>> posts, I want to remind everyone that this is  a HOBBY!
>> Amateur Radio.
>> Shut up and have fun, some of you take this WAY TO SERIOUSLY.
>> Kevin
> Hi Kevin, KF7MYK
> The official Definitios given by IARU ( the International Amateur Radio
> Union) for the Amateur Service and the Amateur-Satellite Service are the
> following :
> 3.34  Amateur Service:
>            A radiocommunication service for the purpose of self-training ,
>            intercommunication and technical investigations carried out by
>            amateurs, that is,by duly authorized persons interested in radio
>            technique solely with a personal aim and without pecuniary
>            interest.
> 3.35 Amateur Satellite Service:
>           A radiocommunication service using space stations on earth
>           satellites for the same purposes as those of the amateur service.
> As you can realize the Amateur Service and the Amateur Satellite
> Service are not defined as an "HOBBY" but  as a "SERVICE" for
> self-training , intercommunication and technical investigations
> activity and this is why we receive the permission to use the radio
> frequency spectrum at no cost because the technical knowledge
> that one of us  get with the Amateur Service is a profit at zero cost
> for the Community.
> 73" de
> i8CVS Domenico
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The problem with these definitions is that the ITU defines all radio 
users as services, even CB falls under land mobile services.
Guess CB is not a hobby too.

73 Andre PE1RDW

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