[amsat-bb] Amateur Radio BIRDS CubeSat Constellation

Peter Laws plaws0 at gmail.com
Sun Aug 21 18:39:34 UTC 2016

On Sun, Aug 21, 2016 at 1:23 PM, M5AKA via AMSAT-BB <amsat-bb at amsat.org> wrote:
> Just to clarify the comment: "It's certainly one of the 3 or 4 types of content that is prohibited in the UK."
> The UK amateur radio license has not prohibited Music since 2006.

The US regs at 47CFR97.113, especially the prohibitions on music,
broadcasting, and passing messages for hire date back to the earliest
regs when the commercial radio co's didn't want the competition.  I
don't know when those were added but it was not at the very beginning,
since many stations with amateur license were known to broadcast music
and other programming once radiotelephone became practical.  Plenty of
US "radio station lists" from pre-1925 are online now, but I've not
seen copies of the contemporary amateur radio rules.  Would be
interesting to see when that stuff started.

I'm really not interested in hearing music on amateur radio, nor
broadcasting, beyond the exceptions the FCC has had to make in the US
rules.  I can ignore music on the broadcast bands and satellite radio
and don't want to have to ignore it on the amateur bands, too!

Peter Laws | N5UWY | plaws plaws net | Travel by Train!

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