• California Ham Radio Elimination

    From garycrunk@21:4/126 to All on Thursday, October 10, 2019 23:44:37
    Has anyone heard the report that California now no longer supports Ham Radio and will remove all of their repeaters etc?

    I think there is something drastically wrong with that. I'm not into HAM
    radio myself, I do own 2 Baufeng radio's (Don't know how to use them)...

    But if they take away that capability, then what are we supposed to do.

    No to sound like a Conspiracy Theorist... But if you take away citizens
    ability to share accurate information, and the government controls all information.... Sounds like 1942 Germany all over again...

    Your Thoughts?

    Gary Crunk

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  • From tallship@21:2/104 to garycrunk on Friday, October 11, 2019 02:48:12
    On 10 Oct 2019, garycrunk said the following...

    Has anyone heard the report that California now no longer supports Ham Radio and will remove all of their repeaters etc?


    No, that's not true, and not going to happen. Amatuer radio spectrum is governed by the FCC and international treaties. Repeaters are owned by clubs and their placement is usually governed by private lease arrangements on
    towers that also are either owned or leasing space to cellular and other
    types of services, so those repeaters and digipeaters aren't going anywhere, unless those clubs and operators don't pay their rent :)

    The state has little if anything to do with that, and on the state and local level ARES (Amateur Radio Emergency Services) and other volunteer services by the Ham community is greatly appreciated with facilities actually often purchased for or sponsored by fire, police, and other types of government entities.

    I think there is something drastically wrong with that. I'm not into HAM


    There's something wrong with the source you got that mis/disinformation from.

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  • From Argos@21:1/203 to tallship on Friday, October 11, 2019 07:52:11

    Has anyone heard the report that California now no longer supports Ha Radio and will remove all of their repeaters etc?


    No, that's not true, and not going to happen. Amatuer radio spectrum is governed by the FCC and international treaties. Repeaters are owned by clubs and their placement is usually governed by private lease arrangements on towers that also are either owned or leasing space to cellular and other types of services, so those repeaters and digipeaters aren't going anywhere, unless those clubs and operators don't pay their rent :)



    This was perfectly put and completely spot on. I have been a HAM Radio
    Operator and Licensed since 1974, I was 12 years old when I first got my HAM license as a Novice. I now hold a Extra Class License.

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  • From SirRonmit@21:2/120 to garycrunk on Friday, January 10, 2020 16:59:04
    While stationed over in South Korea years ago, it was a nice Ham Op that
    would allow "MARS" calls for free (this was prior to cell phones).

    I have a few radios myself but don't use them often. In my area, I thought
    the repeater was paid for by the public - but maybe just the maintenance
    fees?

    Sounds strange, though, as you out it. No government entity owns those repeaters, and CA wants to get rid of them to protect the public from any "nuisance" and "RF Radiation"? Holding a cell phone to your head day after
    day is worse :)

    I wonder how many complaints to the FCC get generated?
    How much revenue to the FCC is lost for those unwilling to get their license
    or renew their license because they are "unable" to use those repeaters?

    Tim N
    admin@f4fbbs.com

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  • From Ed Vance@21:1/175 to SirRonmit on Friday, January 10, 2020 22:02:00
    01-10-20 16:59 SirRonmit wrote to garycrunk about Re: California Ham Radio Howdy! Tim,

    @MSGID: <5E19186C.121.fsx_ham@capitolcityonline.net>
    @REPLY: <5DA05316.74.fsx_ham@capitolcityonline.net>
    While stationed over in South Korea years ago, it was a nice Ham Op
    that would allow "MARS" calls for free (this was prior to cell phones).

    I have a few radios myself but don't use them often. In my area, I
    thought the repeater was paid for by the public - but maybe just the maintenance fees?

    Sounds strange, though, as you out it. No government entity owns those repeaters, and CA wants to get rid of them to protect the public from
    any "nuisance" and "RF Radiation"? Holding a cell phone to your head
    day after day is worse :)

    I wonder how many complaints to the FCC get generated?
    How much revenue to the FCC is lost for those unwilling to get their license or renew their license because they are "unable" to use those repeaters?

    Those California Hams could talk Simplex .46 .52 etc. etc.

    73 de Ed W9ODR . .


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