I got a little excited and pressed the send button before I had added the
The reference to "re-inventing the wheel" actually came from conversations
with our regulatory authorities when I was trying to convince them to grant
me an experimental licence. (Over here in VK land we have to make
individual submission for a Scientific Assigned Licence to operate on LF).
That was the counter argument put forward by a representative of the
regulatory authority. He said there was no justification for granting an
experimental licence as I hadn't shown that any NEW work was to be attempted
and the area was completely covered by the commercial enterprises. It was
only when I pointed out that I wanted to conduct narrowband experiments
which were not existing in the commercial world (I leave NASA out of
this!!!) that I was granted an experimental licence (after forking out $400
Aus for the privilege - which hurt a great deal!!!).
Anyway, I am sure that everyone (of both views) is sick of me pratting on
about this. I think we all want to get back to the business of exchanging
views without fear of belittlement and in a spirit of encouragement no
matter how modest each of our efforts are. I know I sure do!!!
73s Steve Olney (VK2ZTO/AXSO - QF56IK : Lat -33 34 07, Long +150 44 40)
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