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From: bad@uhf.wireless.net
Subject: Re: My Spread Spectrum Letter to FCC
Date: Fri, 29 Nov 1996 10:05:07 -0500 (EST)
Hi Greg and others:

> Greg Jones, WD5IVD wrote on behalf of TAPR:
> >It is our feeling that communications to the
> >level you are interested in having listed every day are better handled
> >at the local level (over coffee at donuts) than some nation wide
> >posting of logs, where...
> As an outside observer - but with an interest in both weak-signal
> working and band-planning - I have to disagree.
> The only way to assess the interference issue rigorously is to include
> it fully in the formal experimental program. Relegating the interference
> issue to "the local level" will exclude it from the big picture.
> Likewise, restricting the evaluation of weak-signal interference to
> TAPR's nominees within the program is a bad move, both technically and
> politically.

I see both of your points.. Lets not get bogged down in procedure, but on the other hand produce reports of substance.

> That isn't the point: the point is to generate and publish a complete
> record of the work, that can be analysed to extract general trends from
> a collection of localized data.

Pardon my asking, but were and how will this complete record/report be available to the general public (not just tapr members) after the STA expires? I would hope that you plan to make it available on the tapr web site?

Thanks and good luck with your school work. I am 9 months away from getting my MSEE - I can't wait!


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