It's absolutely ludicrous that we Amateurs here in Canada have to be ready
to fend-off assaults upon our ability to erect even simple dipoles atop a
tower (in light of our exposing our neighbours to RF radiation), when
outfits like this can rule with absolute impunity, without need of
environmental assessments, approvals, assessments, etc. etc. etc.
As usual, it's the golden rule again (as in, "He who has the gold, rules").
The individual radio Ham simply has no chance.
I'm surprised that the general populace hasn't be roused-up in arms over
this. Just where IS everyone on this matter, anyway...?!
~73~ de Eddy VE3CUI - VE3XZ
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Sent: Friday, March 25, 2011 1:00 PM
Subject: Re: [RFI] More on LightSquared
> I believe that their proposal uses a loophole in satellite
> They are pretending to be a satellite service with ground-
> based "fills" but are really a ground-based service where
> the satellite is merely a technique to avoid proper regs.
> They are proposing some absurd number of 44KW transmitters
> all over the country.
> It is clearly a frighteningly-corrupted process with no
> regard whatsoever for ethics or safety and it needs to be
> The company has connections inside the current administration,
> if that provides some perspective ...
> >> I still want to know how they get those massive land-based
> >> transmitters past the EPA ... sure seems like a *dangerous*
> >> level of RF at *near-microwave* spectrum blasting through
> >> the air.
> > I haven't followed this closely ... but is it much different than
> > cellphone antennas mounted on the sides or roof of an apartment or
> > office building?
> > Given enough demand for bandwidth that people will pay for, concerns
> > about interference and even safety fall by the wayside.
> > Andy
> Thanks! & 73, KD4E
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