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
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bill Turner [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: Sunday, December 01, 2002 10:41 AM
> To: Tom Horton
> Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: [RFI] Line noise is more than a nuisance!
> On Sun, 01 Dec 2002 07:13:30 +0000, Tom Horton wrote:
> > 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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