[amsat-bb] Re: Government control has exceededconstitutionallimitations.

Roger Kolakowski rogerkola at aol.com
Tue Apr 24 15:41:23 PDT 2007

In Boston, we have been restricted to 50W output from our repeaters on 440
for 10 years. By complying with this restriction I believe we have been a
"courteous guest."


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "jmfranke" <jmfranke at cox.net>
To: "AMSAT BB" <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Tuesday, April 24, 2007 5:52 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Government control has

> I for one am happy the government allows us to be a guest on this band and
> always strive to be a courteous guest.  I do not want to impose costs and
> limitations to their system(s).  The government has clearly stated what
> consider to be acceptable behavior, which is not onerous.  Surely the
> amateur community can operate effectively with these restrictions.
> Nor do I want to be kicked out because of rude behavior from others.  I am
> glad the ARRL is trying to present a good face for the amateur radio
> community.  In the past, the government has provided us with free
> still provides orbital elements, and has protected this band from
> incursions.  I want friendly relations to be maintained and do not like
> in your face attitude of many amateur radio operators.
> The government has more systems in this band.  As a former radar operator
> US Navy E-2 Hawkeye aircraft, I often saw amateur transmissions, including
> ATV, on the radar which operates in the 70cm band.  In most cases, I
> changed channels up or down in frequency to avoid any mutual interference.
> The Navy also has shipboard radars in this band, SPS-40, etc.
> The PAVE PAWS serves many task masters including the tracking of
> and spacecraft.
> While the PAVE PAWS radars are capable of narrow beam widths, they are
> susceptible to interference from signals entering the antenna sidelobes.
> Any reduction in sensitivity or function is a cost to us all.
> John  WA4WDL
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