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

Gregg Wonderly w5ggw at cox.net
Tue Oct 25 07:11:17 PDT 2011

On 10/25/2011 4:47 AM, Andre wrote:
> Op 25-10-2011 1:36, Gregg Wonderly schreef:
>> The Amateur Radio service is the service.
> All radio users are services.
> Even CB and FRS are services, heck it is in the acrynom of FRS Family Radio
> *Service*

The word service is not the primary issue Andre.  It's the text of the FCC part 
97 regulations which describe what the amateur radio service licensee is charged 
with.  The text says that the services of the amateur are important to the 
communities around them, and to the art and science of radio based 
communication's evolution.  It says that there are things we can do that will be 
real and valuable and that's why the allocation of the spectrum to our use is 

I find it really amazing how hard it is to convince people that in this free 
world, we all need to work together and sometimes that means you need to do 
something that helps someone else.  Why that is so hard for some people I am 
just not sure.  I guess if you want to have more taxes to pay, you could wait 
for someone from the government to be charged to do everything.  Then, I guess, 
we wouldn't need to have Amateur Radio frequencies for our use.  One could 
imagine that they'd go ahead and usurp all of our spectrum back to make sure we 
didn't interfere with their ability to do their job, while we are all setting 
around talking about how great it is that we don't have to help...

Gregg Wonderly

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