[VHFcontesting] Regulation Question
w9sz at prairienet.org
Wed Jan 23 03:39:43 EST 2008
I always carry my license with me when operating portable or mobile but I
don't specifically display it.
There must be a few savvy policemen out there. A couple years ago I was
setting up my dish antenna in the 10 GHz contest at a place called Beverly
Shores, Indiana, on Lake Michigan. It was early in the morning and not
too many people were about yet. I did notice a van in a parking space a
few down from where my car was parked. A police car came up and I thought
"What am I in for now?" But he only looked at me, went and talked to the
people in the van, and they both left. He never approached me at all.
All I can figure is the people in the van thought I was suspicious and
called the police, he saw me and explained what I was doing to them, and
I know I'm not the only ham who has operated from that spot in microwave
73, Zack W9SZ
On Tue, 22 Jan 2008, John D'Ausilio wrote:
> I always keep a copy of my license with my registration (which has a
> call plate) .. comes in handy at 2:30AM when you're trying to explain
> to the officer just what you're doing at the top of the cemetery hill
> de w1rt/john
> On Jan 22, 2008 8:33 PM, Jacob Lauser <23tauri at gmail.com> wrote:
>> After cruising around this weekend in the VHF Contest, I was reminded
>> of my early days in radio and a regulation that required ham operators
>> to display a copy of their license near the point of operation at all
>> times. Does anyone remember what that exact regulation code it was?
>> I was just thinking about it whenever a curious police officer came
>> poking his flashlight into my car window as I operated in lonely
>> scenic overlooks in the Western part of Virginia.
>> Just curious.
>> - Jake, KK7GP
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