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[RFI] Line noise is more than a nuisance!

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Subject: [RFI] Line noise is more than a nuisance!
From: w1rfi@arrl.org (Hare,Ed, W1RFI)
Date: Mon, 2 Dec 2002 19:16:53 -0500
What if the emergency is outside my area, but I need to receive the emergency 

There is merit to the argument -- it forms the very basis for the FCC's support 
of amateur radio.  

Ed Hare, W1RFI
225 Main St
Newington, CT 06111
Tel: 860-594-0318
Internet: w1rfi@arrl.org
Web: http://www.arrl.org/tis

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bill Turner [mailto:w7ti@dslextreme.com]
> Sent: Sunday, December 01, 2002 10:41 AM
> To: Tom Horton
> Cc: rfi@contesting.com
> Subject: Re: [RFI] Line noise is more than a nuisance!
> On Sun, 01 Dec 2002 07:13:30 +0000, Tom Horton wrote:
> >BUT
> >  What if there was an emergency of local, state, or 
> national concern and we
> >were called on to provide communications for that or another 
> situation and
> >the noise impaired our communications ability to the extent that we
> >could not be effective.
> _________________________________________________________
> Then we should move our operations to a noise-free environment.
> Think about it for a moment - if your noise had been eliminated
> prior to the catastrophe, it would likely come back stronger than
> ever when the tornado/hurricane/earthquake/whatever rearranged
> the power lines.
> And if you're outside the emergency area, trying to receive
> communications, then there are others who could do it just as
> well or better.
> In other words, that argument lacks merit.  Real emergency comm
> equipment must be mobile or portable and not line-powered to be
> of much use.
> Nice try, though.  :-) 
> Bill, W7TI
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