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

Diane Bruce db at db.net
Mon Oct 24 09:44:21 PDT 2011

On Mon, Oct 24, 2011 at 05:21:34PM +0100, Gordon JC Pearce wrote:
> On Mon, 24 Oct 2011 13:05:22 +0200
> "i8cvs" <domenico.i8cvs at tin.it> wrote:
> > 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 :
> And here you make an excellent point - there's no use trotting out the FCC regulations, because they are irrelevant.  If the FCC and ARRL want to turn amateur radio into "all emcomm, all the time" then that's great.  Don't pollute *my* enjoyment of the hobby with that rubbish, though.
> The IARU trumps the FCC.

Amateur radio is a fun hobby, don't pretend it is a police ancillary
service, that was never the intent. If you happen to be with
radio and you can help it is your obligation to help.

> -- 
> Gordon JC Pearce MM0YEQ <gordonjcp at gjcp.net>

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