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[TowerTalk] Is the FCC sharp? Is ARRL counsel swift?

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Is the FCC sharp? Is ARRL counsel swift?
From: (Pete Smith)
Date: Tue, 01 Jan 2002 22:46:51 -0500
At 07:42 PM 1/1/02 -0800, Bob Nielsen wrote:
>The only reason the FCC granted preemption for satellite dishes (plus
>MDS and "ordinary" TV antennas) is that Congress explicitly directed
>them to do so.  Their reluctance to extend this to amateur antennas
>should have been expected.  

Yup, and I suspect ARRL expected that answer.  However, before they could
reasonably go to someone in Congress and seek introduction of similar
pre-emption legislation for amateur antennas, they needed to be able to
show they had exhausted their administrative remedies.  It's just an added
bonus that the FCC handed them such a dumb response -- makes great lobbying

73, Pete N4ZR

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