It's an emergency preparedness operation. "In an emergency......"
<grinning, duckin, and runnin....>
De Hans, K0HB
On Jun 23, 2012, at 8:40 AM, "Tom W8JI" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I think this highlights the real problem that no one wants to mention:
>> While I agree with the rule, it *does* kind of throw a monkey wrench
>> into Field Day plans, doesn't it?
> Every field day I can recall, other than one club back when I was a
> teenager, breaks rules. For example, a radio club in a town just north of me
> allowed operation to the extent of the club trustee's license without a
> properly classed operator at the operating position. As a matter of fact, an
> extra class was not even on site at times as techs and others operated in
> general and extra class band segments. Everyone in the club seemed OK with
> IMO, the real worry is the control op might be nowhere around while the
> underclassed operator goes outside his restrictions. This violation is very
> common at field day, and an excellent example of turning a blind eye in the
> name of "members having fun".
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