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FW: Boycott Swatch

Good morning folks,

	Monday morning, check E-mail, check in on 75m, and
SURPRISE!!!, an answer from SWATCH.  A real genuine typed
reply from a human in the swatch group.  Somebody out there
is reading the E-mail.  Heck, she had probably read about
10,000 e-mails on the subject to date.

	Of the several I have E-mailed, 4 so far have sent
automated replies, vacation etc... only one reply, which is
contained below.  Do not know if it will do any good, but
somebody there is listening!!!

Y'all have a great Monday!!!

Vy73,  Mike.   KD9KC    MARS: AAV6EV
kd9kc@elp.rr.com  -  kd9kc@amsat.org
Home page: http://www.qsl.net/kd9kc/
The farthest WEST ham in West Texas.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: sandra.obergsell@swatchgroup.com
> [mailto:sandra.obergsell@swatchgroup.com]
> Sent: Monday, April 12, 1999 10:54 AM
> To: kd9kc@WHC.NET
> Subject: AW: Boycott Swatch
> Importance: High
> Dear Sir
> Thank you for your mail of April 9, 1999. I am forwarding your message
> to Swatch, a company of the Swatch Group. Please also refer
> to Mr. David
> Sumner, Executive Vice President of the American Radio Relay League,
> Inc. in Newington, Connecticut, USA, at hq@arrl.org . He is discussing
> this subject with Mr. Nicolas G. Hayek, President of the Swatch Group
> Best regards,
> Sandra Obergsell
> Public Relations
> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: Michael P. Olbrisch [mailto:kd9kc@WHC.NET]
> Gesendet am: Freitag, 9. April 1999 15:00
> An: info@swatchgroup.com; press@swatchgroup.com;
> investor.relations@swatchgroup.com; james.aschberger@swatchgroup.com;
> daniel.toggweiler@swatchgroup.com; fs@mail.cogito.de;
> daniel.toggweiler@smh.ch; claudine.froehlicher@smh.ch
> Cc: JedL@aol.com; _AMSAT_list (E-mail)
> Betreff: Boycott Swatch
> Good day gentlemen,
> 	Your attempted use of an internationally allocated
> amateur radio frequency for commercial advertising is not
> legal.  The only thing accomplished so far is to incur
> the wrath of nearly every amateur radio operator worldwide.
> Go to  http://www.swatch.com  and see the overwhelming
> opposition to this event.
> 	The comments run from individual amateurs politely
> asking you to forget this, through stronger protests, and
> so far end with a union member asking for all unions and
> union members worldwide to boycott Swatch, Swatch products,
> and all Swatch dealers worldwide.  Others have said they
> will actively picket Swatch stores in the malls - especially
> during the Christmas season.
> 	I am sure your original intent was honorable, but
> by now you should realize that what is about to happen is
> a great error.  Please consider stopping this before more
> damage is done.
> 	My final comment:  As an amateur radio operator, a
> prominent and outspoken citizen in my city, and a fellow
> union member, I too will boycott this in every way
> possible.  If you do not believe that such action can be
> effective, check with Yokohama Tires and United Parcel
> Service, just to name two.  I welcome your reply.
> 	Please gentlemen, put a stop to this illegal use of
> an internationally allocated radio frequency now.
> Thank you.
> Sincerely,
> Vy73,  Mike.   KD9KC    MARS: AAV6EV
> kd9kc@whc.net  -  kd9kc@amsat.org
> Home page: http://www.qsl.net/kd9kc/
> The farthest WEST ham in West Texas.

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