[amsat-bb] Re: [Bod] Experimental COMMERCIAL spacecraft on 2meters

Tony Langdon vk3jed at gmail.com
Wed Oct 3 20:47:49 PDT 2012

At 11:21 AM 10/4/2012, Arthur Feller wrote:

>If you do not like what you see, let the authorizing administration 
>(FCC) know and why, in detail, citing rules and regulations in a way 
>to be persuasive.

Well, it would seem to go against the definition of the Amateur and 
Amateur Satellite Service.

 From the FCC website (after 10 seconds of Googling :) )

"Amateur Radio Service

The amateur and amateur-satellite services are for qualified persons 
of any age who are interested in radio technique solely with a 
personal aim and without pecuniary interest. These services present 
an opportunity for self-training, intercommunication, and technical 
investigations. You can read more about amateur radio services 
including information about the Sequential Call Sign System, vanity 
call signs, communications, and more."

How does a commercial satellite fall under the "without pecuniary 
interest" part?

73 de VK3JED / VK3IRL

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