Waver for Robotics to use the ham bands

Mike O'Dell mo at ccr.org
Sun Feb 28 08:38:46 CST 2010

The FCC made its decision on BPL despite ARRL's efforts, too.
The League needs to be willing to exploit the legal system
to its maximum advantage just like every other group
trying to protect their position.

I was heartened by the League's willingness to go after the BPL
issue and this is just one more.

For eons now, the League has tried very hard to be friends
with the FCC and did surprisingly well for a long time.
while I'm not suggesting trying to piss them off gratuitously,
the League needs to be more assertive about commanding respect
and abandoning submissive dependency. the other guys that
operate in front of the FCC are quite willing to deal off
the bottom of the deck, and the League needs to be willing
"put their gun on the table" when people need reminding.

i realize this is terribly hard for geeks to do, many of
the conflict averse in spite of what you hear on 75 meters,
but if we don't start playing by the rules of the day,
we won't be playing much longer. and at that point, it
will be our fault, not the nasty other bad guys.


On 2/28/10 6:04 AM, Paul L Rinaldo wrote:
> André, et al,
> The FCC has made its decision despite ARRL's efforts over the past
> couple of years to keep this out of the ham band. I don't see any chance
> of overturning it.
> Paul
> At 04:19 PM 2/27/2010, andre kesteloot wrote:
>> Paul,
>> Should we (AMRAD) or you (forcefully) bring this item to the attention
>> of the FCC ?
>> André
>> Patrick Gray wrote:
>>> Tom,
>>> No doubt this happened under the previous republican president we
>>> only have to look at BPL to see that. But to declare the Amateur
>>> (meaning non-profit/unpaid) service as a non-emergency service what
>>> with happened in Haiti a month ago (generations of history) and what
>>> is transpiring in the East Pacific region as we speak - unprecedented!
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