• California: HAM no longer a benefit, dismantling repeaters??

    From Nightfox@46:1/150 to All on Fri Oct 11 10:10:59 2019
    I saw an article online recently saying the state of California has declared HAM radio is no longer a benefit, and they want to dismantle he HAM radio repeater infrastructure. This seems a bit strange, and I'm wondering why? HAM radio is still useful, isn't it?

    http://offgridsurvival.com/california-officials-declare-ham-radio-no-longer-a-b
    enefit

    Nightfox
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  • From Digital Avatar@46:1/145 to Nightfox on Fri Oct 11 18:18:12 2019
    on 11 Oct 2019, Nightfox said...

    HAM radio repeater infrastructure. This seems a bit strange, and I'm wondering why? HAM radio is still useful, isn't it?

    Because HAMs routinely build rigs on the cheap that outperform shit that
    costs billions of dollars from other outfits and makes everyone look like fools? Also because they represent another communications medium not under
    the thumb of the state in terms of content? You know, the usual reasons.
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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@46:1/115 to Nightfox on Fri Oct 11 14:27:00 2019
    Nightfox wrote to All <=-

    I saw an article online recently saying the state of California has declared HAM radio is no longer a benefit, and they want to dismantle
    he HAM radio repeater infrastructure. This seems a bit strange, and
    I'm wondering why? HAM radio is still useful, isn't it?

    They don't want to dismantle it, from what I picked up - they just want to make money off of repeaters on public land.



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  • From Dumas Walker@46:10/121 to DIGITAL AVATAR on Sat Oct 12 09:36:00 2019
    HAM radio repeater infrastructure. This seems a bit strange, and I'm wondering why? HAM radio is still useful, isn't it?

    Because HAMs routinely build rigs on the cheap that outperform shit that costs billions of dollars from other outfits and makes everyone look like fools? Also because they represent another communications medium not under the thumb of the state in terms of content? You know, the usual reasons.

    That second question is one of the reasons I would suspect that California would be out to dismantle their infrastructure. That, and they can spend
    the money on things that will put citizens under their thumb.
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