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Re: Saudisats????



Yup.. and that also doesn't include those of us civilian hams that use 
military frequencies in the USA!!!  MARS...

Fred Spinner, W0FMS
IOWA ARMY MARS:  AAR7DV


>From: Bob Bruninga <bruninga@usna.edu>
>To: Jon Ogden <na9d@speakeasy.net>
>CC: amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org
>Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Saudisats????
>Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2001 12:30:45 -0400 (EDT)
>
>On Thu, 26 Jul 2001, Jon Ogden wrote:
>
> > Since when is the military use of ham frequencies within the rules of 
>the
> > amateur radio service?
>
>Yep, the military uses HAM frequencies all the time!
>
>Lets say there are 1 million servicemen, lets say there are another half
>that in military civilians or 1.5M.  Since 0.5% of the American population
>have ham licenses, that makes 7500 people in the military using HAM
>frequencies right now on active duty.
>
>Now then multiply that by 20 for all the retired guys and reserves and you
>may be talking about 150,000 people that are military and are using HAM
>frequencies...
>
>Yep, the military uses ham frequencies all the time...
>
>de WB4APR, Bob
>
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