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From: bad@uhf.wireless.net
Subject: Re: window Baloney and the SS Letter!
Date: Fri, 29 Nov 1996 13:58:28 -0500 (EST)

> Ever since the the early years the FCC wanted the amateur community to be
> self policing, does anyone ever remember the ARRL OO's ?? As years went by
> this got stronger, now Repeater Coordination Comm's in the mid 80's were
> officially observed by the FCC in disputes. This is what the FCC wanted and
> let's keep it that way! Do not air out our dirty laundry, let's handle it
> internally and keep quiet. I think this is a better case for "out of sight,
> out of mind".

With all due respect:

You are quite confused when you compare the SS STA to Amateur self policying.

Amateur Self Policying is permitted by the FCC (and even encouraged as you put it), but SS is currently illegal below 420 MHz (and illegal for all but a few spreading codes), without special authorization (like TAPR's STA).

While I quite agree that the FCC cares about as much about the Amateur Services as it does about part 15 in 902-928 MHz, we still need to follow proper legal procedures for being allowed to legaly operate below 420 MHz. and be allowed to use any spreading codes (even if we are to be truely self policying, we don't make up our own laws/rules as we go).

If you advocate not following proper legal procedure you reduce the Amateur Radio Service to nothing more than CB or part 15.

I am sure you don't want this, either.

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