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Apologies to the list



I blew it. My message was intended for Hans, not the list. I apologize to
the list for taking up the bandwidth for a non-related subject.  I'll have
to double-check my outgoing (I send so many- this is my second). Sorry to
the list.

Marty W8AKS/6


Marty Bluhm wrote:

> Hans Brakob wrote:
>
> > On Sat, 21 Mar 1998 01:19:32 -0500 Jeffrey S Austin <n8vna@gte.net>
> > writes:
> >
> > >Bob-
> > >I need some help here. I've got a ham radio problem that's more
> > >political than technical but I'm going to win with a technical knock
> > >out.
> >
> > >Just a quick QSO here, I'm active duty Coast Guard and currently
> > >work/live at Naval Security Group Activity Northwest in Chesapeake
> > >VA. The situation is that the base commander, based upon rules made
> > >by the former base commander, feels that amateur radio is going to
> > >interfere with the receivers here on base. The Navy's transmitters
> > >are in Suffolk and the Coast Guard's are in Virginia Beach. What I'm
> > >hoping to do is show her, with facts and figures generated within
> > >the Navy/Coast Guard, that her fears are unfounded.
> >
> > Jeff,
> >
> > There is nothing "political" about her decision.  All of
> > the military missions of that base are dependent on a
> > "clean" receiving environment. Many of them  (Can you say
> > "Naval Security Group"?) revolve around reception of very
> > weak signals.  There is a reason that base is isolated in
> > a corner of the Dismal Swamp, and the transmitters are
> > located many miles away.  *ALL* transmitters (not only
> > hobby radio) are forbidden on that base, for the simple
> > reason that the mission cannot be jeopardized, even for
> > seconds, by a stray uncontrolled emitter in the vicinity.
> >
> > Either find off-base housing, or pack your transmitter.
> >
> > 73, de Hans, K0HB
> > Master Chief Radioman, US Navy
> >
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>   Excuse me Hans  for jumping in to the fray, but I couldnt let it pass
> without comment. As a former CT chief who did two tours at Northwest and
> was instrumental in setting up the amateur radion station on the base in
> 1968, I have to add my two cents.  Un fortunately, this is a politcal
> decision based on stupidity of the base commander which given today's
> Navy is not unusual.
>   I'm afraid the gentleman will be putting his 970 into the box. Base
> commanders as you are well aware are the "authority" and politically he
> wont win.
>
> Sorry about that.
>
> Marty W8AKS/6
> CTRC USN(ret)






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