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

Robert McGwier rwmcgwier at gmail.com
Mon Oct 24 09:52:56 PDT 2011

The IARU is a consultative body, a place for the amateur societies to
coordinate international activities where possible , not an international
treaty organization with the ability to bind member country
telecommunications law.  It has no real power.  We use it to do amateur
satellite service frequency coordination and for all countries, groups, etc.
that actually follow this procedure, it is helpful. Many do not.

The ITU maybe, but not the IARU, and the ITU hosts the World Adminstrative
Radio Conference where treaties and the thousands of exceptions to any
agreement are added and where any real power exists. WARC==important,
 IARU==sometimes useful.  Those would be the ones that are like a George W.
Bush "signing note".  They sign but then say they won't obey.


On Mon, Oct 24, 2011 at 12:21 PM, Gordon JC Pearce <gordonjcp at gjcp.net>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.
Bob McGwier
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