[CQ-Contest] ETHICS

W0MU Mike Fatchett w0mu at w0mu.com
Fri Apr 3 09:33:28 PDT 2009

Understood.  I am not and OO.  The OO sends a notice of and that generally
is the end of his or her involvement.  In more serious infractions, the OO
can refer the matter up the OO food chain.

We are not the enforcers thankfully.  The community is pretty good about
informing operators or bad signals, and other infractions.  

My point is that if push comes to shove, we as amateurs are limited in what
we can ultimately do.

If enforcement was so easy why has the 14.275 mess continued on for years


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never get over." Ben Franklin 

-----Original Message-----
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Sent: Friday, April 03, 2009 7:20 AM
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Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] ETHICS

On Apr 2, 2009, at 6:37 PM, W0MU Mike Fatchett wrote:
> I am not empowered to do anything to an amateur operating out of band.  
> I can certainly report him to the FCC or his/her radio agency but that 
> is the end of it other than talking to him or pointing out he/she is 
> out of band and we can attempt to exert some peer pressure.  After 
> that it will be up to the regulating agency to deal with it.

ARRL and the F.C.C. have an Official Observer Program which is designed to
deal with this very thing. It depends upon concerned Hams to listen and give
feedback to the Amateur who may be doing something wrong.

-73 de Mike N3LI -

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