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Re: ICOM 821 out of band mod



Down here in the Virgin Islands we have too frequent hurricane emergencies.
When the Governor declares a legal emergency it is essential for us to have
access to marine frequencies as part of the VITEMA auxiliary and completely
legal.

----- Original Message -----
From: Garie Halstead <k8kfj@wvinter.net>
To: John Melton - Sun UK - ENS <John.Melton@uk.sun.com>
Cc: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>; <assib@mainex1.asu.edu>
Sent: Monday, October 25, 1999 2:42 PM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] ICOM 821 out of band mod


> On Monday, 25 October 1999, N6LYT wrote:
>
> > for the US model,  the following diodes will control the TX and RX
frequency
> > ranges:
>
>       --snip--    --snip--
>
> I don't know how others on the list may feel about this but I personally
> do not like to see this kind of information disseminated.
>
> Is it akin to instructions on how to make a pipe bomb?...certainly not.
> However, I really don't relish the fact that certain people may now make
> this mod to their 821s which would give them the ability to unlawfully
> transmit on frequencies in which they are not authorized to do so.
>
> Perhaps Assi has a very legitimate reason for this particular mod (I
> have no way of knowing).  But since you CCed your reply to the AMSAT-BB
> (as opposed to a private email) now unfortunately the entire list has
> the information on how to do it.
>
> How about it gang?  Should this be a legitimate concern to us all?
> Especially at a time in which there is currently some good enforcement
> work going on to clean up our act as amateurs (making us more aware of
> violations).
>
> Or am I just becoming an old fuddy duddy (fussy & critical) in my
> advance age?  :-)
>
> 73 file://Garie *K8KFJ*
> AMSAT #32574
>
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