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Re: LF: Re: Re: Fast CW and big antennas...

To: [email protected]
Subject: Re: LF: Re: Re: Fast CW and big antennas...
From: [email protected]
Date: Mon, 3 Apr 2000 12:58:14 EDT
Reply-to: [email protected]
Sender: <[email protected]>
In a message dated 4/3/00 12:17:32 AM Eastern Daylight Time, [email protected] writes:
<< 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. <snip> 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. >>

Yes, this is where an actual amateur assignment would be of great benefit. Our justification for existence is both that we advance the art of radiocommunication, and that we provide a reserve of technical skill. Only the former counts for experimental licenses, I suppose. One of the joys of being an amateur is that our experimental efforts don't have to be directed toward a single predetermined objective, but can lead us whichever way the wind blows...or the electromagnetic waves propagate.

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