kelly at thejohnsons.ws
Fri Apr 30 14:55:27 EDT 2004
It's obvious that most hams don't realize the threat. Go to the FCC
ECFS website and see how many hams have bothered to file comments.
Next, look at some of the comments. Most of them are no longer than
1 or 2 paragraphs and say nothing more other than: "Don't implement BPL...
it causes interference.".
On Fri, 30 Apr 2004 14:43:56 -0400, Alan Beagley wrote:
> I am no fan of the NRA, but I guess that gun-owners' perception that
> everyone is out to "get" them makes them realize the need for a united
> front and a national representative organization.
> I don't think hams realize how much of a threat BPL is and how much we
> need a voice. Perhaps those who do not want to pay membership dues
> should at least consider making a donation to the ARRL's Spectrum
> Defense Fund. I am both a member and a donor (last year, and I'll
> probably make another donation this year) to that Fund.
> Alan AB2OS
> On 04/29/04 09:14 am Don Allen put fingers to keyboard and launched the
> following message into cyberspace:
> > Although I may not always be in agreement with the league, the ARRL is
> > our only nationally organized voice. One of the facts that makes the
> > NRA (National Rifle Association) such a strong voice, and lobby, in
> > Washington is the particpation level. I'm not a gun owner, nor do I
> > support many of the NRA's positions, but one can certainly admire the
> > organization. Apathy does not enter into their vocabulary. On the
> > other hand, apathy seems endemic among amateurs.
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