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From: Clschmalz@aol.com
Subject: Re: Spead Spectrum
Date: Sun, 1 Dec 1996 17:26:22 -0500
Steve -- You have an excellent point regarding usage, or rather lack thereof. While it is nice to have nice clean bands with very low noise floors, these same bands are just so much underutalized or wasted spectrum to nonmembers of our little fraternaty. As they say in gereatric circles -- use it or loose it.

Hams need to be a little diplomatic in this matter too. One can only play the dog in the manger card for so long. Since the golden rule applies, if commercial co-users of our bands can't get along with us, they'll just go ahead and take steps to get along without us (as in 220-222 Mc).

Around here there is virtaually no activity on VHF except repeater frequencies. The SSB portions of bands above 10 meters are dead 95+ percent of the time (and most of the 5% is during contest weekends). It gets so you (almost??) feel guilty buying more gear when you know it's going to sit idle most of the time.

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