[CQ-Contest] Fw: Fw: WW SSB on my mind
k7qq at netzero.net
Thu Nov 3 17:25:26 EST 2005
The time as an amateur shud have been 40 Plus and Extra since 1970, Gosh
I thought that the Navy had a MARS operation that could handle that kind of
Phone Patch activity. I know that the Army and AF did. and AFA7UGA /
K7UGA from Phoenix area handeled thousands of them during Vietnam action,
I also handeled a few from Japan to the Big P.X. during that time frame.
YES some was handeled via 14.300 BUT 10 X as many were on MARS
14.000 to 14.350 are amateur frequencies as you all know and none "NONE "
are reserved except in FCC declared Emergency.
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From: "K0HB " <k-zero-hb at earthlink.net>
To: "k7qq" <k7qq at netzero.net>; "CQ-Contest" <CQ-Contest at contesting.com>
Sent: Thursday, November 03, 2005 18:12
Subject: RE: [CQ-Contest] Fw: WW SSB on my mind
> > 14.300 is and amateur Radio authorized frequency and no one should be
> > required to move by the use of some useless NET that might have someone
> > a problem that could better be handeled on regular marine frequencies.
> > Rex K7QQ READY FOR FLAMES
> Not a flame, Rex, but a different view.
> I also spent some time (21 years) as a blue water sailor, and retired as a
> Master Chief Radioman from the Navy. I've been an Amateur Extra ham since
> 1963 (5 years before disincentive licensing). I say none of this to brag,
> but to simply establish my "credentials".
> As an avid contester, I agree with the general concensus here that no
> person or net is granted exclusive ownership of any particular frequency.
> However, having said that, I strongly feel that our particular radiosport
> interest (worldwide electronic splatball to some) needs to be an
> accomodating citizen to ALL other legitimate uses of the spectrum, and
> ESPECIALLY long established public service nets.
> Getting back to my sailor days, the 14.300 MM net was originally
> established to serve deployed servicemen (particularly sailors) with phone
> patches home when on long cruises. The other services you alude to in
> post were either not available to servicemen or were too expensive for
> their use. Thus 14.300 served as an invaluable morale link. I support
> it's continued availability to mariners far from home.
> 73, de Hans, K0HB
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