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Re: Need some help . . .

What a crock!

73 - Dave, KT0H
       MSgt, USAF (Ret)

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From: Hans Brakob <k0hb@juno.com>
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Date: Saturday, March 21, 1998 10:29
Subject: Re: Need some help . . .

>On Sat, 21 Mar 1998 01:19:32 -0500 Jeffrey S Austin <n8vna@gte.net>
>>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
>>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.
>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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