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June 11, 2021, 08:56:10 PM

HAM Radio & Survival.

Started by Hoofer, January 10, 2021, 04:04:47 AM

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A politician thinks of the next election. A statesman, of the next generation.- James Freeman Clarke

Always remember "Feelings Aren't Facts."


Not to worry.  Totally blown out of proportion.  Nobody at the STATE level is gonna ban HAM radio, its Federally licensed, the state has -no- say, no authority to ban communications.


"ARRL officials who have also looked into the situation agree that it's been blown out of proportion by parties with their own agendas.

"The State of California has not made any determination we can find 'that Ham Radio [is] no longer a benefit,'" Pacific Division Director Jim Tiemstra, K6JAT, is quoted on the Sacramento Valley Section website. "What happened is that CAL FIRE has transferred responsibility for its communications sites to its property management department. That department has the task of evaluating each site, its condition, use, and tenants. If a repeater not known to be associated with the emergency management function of a local jurisdiction is found in a CAL FIRE vault, the default action is to move it out or subject it to commercial rental rates."

"Our contact in the California Office of Emergency Services suggests that, if any affected repeater is in any way involved with local emergency or government support activity, they should ask that agency to engage with CAL FIRE concerning the repeater. If the agency makes the case, there is a good chance that the repeater will be unaffected," Tiemstra added."

This is about repeater space rental - we deal with it all the time.   The simplest solution is to put up a privately owned tower, and RENT space back to the government, cell phone providers, etc., and they'll be thankful you're screwing them & making them pay.  Governments *like* paying for services.
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