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
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.