|To:||"Jim Miller WB5OXQ" <firstname.lastname@example.org>,<TowerTalk@contesting.com>|
|Subject:||Re: [TowerTalk] New FCC chariman needs to be a HAM!|
|From:||Jim Lux <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Fri, 21 Jan 2005 15:49:57 -0800|
At 03:18 PM 1/21/2005, Jim Miller WB5OXQ wrote:
I wonder if there is any way many hams could write congressmen or representatives and insist that the new FCC chairman should be a ham. This would give him ad advantage in many ways and perhapps help protect our hobby. Having someone in that office that does not understand interfearance would render him less effective to all.
The FCC is a part of the executive branch of government, and therefore, it is the President, or his designee(s), that will nominate the chairman. The Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee then has to confirm them. I imagine many more details may be found in the Communications Act of 1934.
Right from the FCC website:
The FCC is directed by five Commissioners appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate for 5-year terms, except when filling an unexpired term. The President designates one of the Commissioners to serve as Chairperson. Only three Commissioners may be members of the same political party. None of them can have a financial interest in any Commission-related business.
so... it's President Bush you need to be writing to.
See: http://www.mscomputer.com for "Self Supporting Towers", "Wireless Weather Stations", and lot's more. Call Toll Free, 1-800-333-9041 with any questions and ask for Sherman, W2FLA.
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