AMRAD part of the "Fifth Pillar"

Philip Miller Tate Philmt59 at
Thu May 22 18:51:49 CDT 2008

Well said, Frank

Part of the "Fifth Pillar" is having old codgers around who know the  
stuff that today's engineers are too young even to have forgotten!


Phil M1GWZ

On 22 May 2008, at 19:05, fgentges at wrote:

> I have always seen amateur radio as a way to pursue and explore
> technologies.  I became an engineer largely because of amateur radio.
> The radio amateurs have been a valuable pool of technical talent.
> AMRAD seems to have a role in the "Fifth Pillar" and we ought to  
> pursue
> our role here.
> At AMRAD we need to help the FCC see hams as a national technological
> asset and as a resource to be nurtured through their policies.
> Perhaps in future actions they would avoid actions against amateur  
> radio
> such as BPL and maybe even see the value in opening the LF region for
> regular radio amateurs.  I, for one, would like to see the situation
> develop where we could get the 136 kHz international allocation.
> Frank K0BRA

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