[The quote that got this thread going]
"I am an Extra class﻿ ham. There is no f***ing way that I would say a word about anybody operating WTF ever they want too. As long as they stay away from 10m, I could give a s**t less. I still play the high power 11m thing. I have for 15 years without any problems. Dips**t cops don't know a fuc**ng thing about radio, so they stay out of it. 226 High Desert mobile rockin' these 32 pills around Sin City, NV, just got DOWN!"
[END of quote that got this going]
Whoever this was that urinated on your cheerios, I COMMEND him (except for the foul language"!!!)
I've been a liscensed ham since 1990. Not that this matters to me, but it might to some disturbed person.
I've also been a CBer since 1965, under dad's liscense,KKP-0907 -- then under my own (KAFG9830). This will probably matter to the same whackos who think the longer you have something,the better it gits...Newz-flash; THIS AINT WINE,Y'ALL!
And we are not band cops! CB is not part of the amateur bands anyhow. "Freebanders", unliscensed radio broacasters ("Pirates") and those using the stinking telephone to set up bank robbery are ALL going afoul of FCC rules and regulations!
My advice to my fellow hams is to enjoy your privlages as assigned, keeping in mind human nature and putting-up with pileups and banal interence (not malicious, of course that's different).
Those of you who find this suggestion "difficult" need to get a life, or some sort of psychiatric assistance. Life is simply way too short for one group of us "RF junkies" combatting another over turf.
Th FCC may declare (as they have indeed done durring wartime in the past), SHUT THE HAM BANDS DOWN. However, the war-powers act is no longer the only law that can restrict your communications... Having stated that;
You (and any global government) are POWERLESS to shut down the citizens band!!! Oh, you may try,and with new-found allies within the administration, you might even pass dictates... But to think that any such effort would succeed, is a wannanbe band-cop's illusion -- a wild dream!
You are powerless over the American citizen when he gets mad. Try us if you dare! Just beware the obligatory American pitchforks and baseball bats.
Oh,one foggy new year's eve a lone individual set out on a mission! Well equipped and dressed for stealth,he intended to inflict harm on many a radios health!
Dressed in black,carrying a small sack he crept into yards and many back alleys!
One by one the amplifiers fell silent,til' only a hiss was heard for miles!
Tactics were many,tools were few! He set out with a list and knew what to do!
110v.outside outlets quickly spliced to ends of coax!
Many chunks cut from many a feedline,tossed into nearby garden beds!
Motion lights seemed strangely to fail,while watchdogs wagged their tail.
Needless to say the very next day when scofflaws fired up,the signals were down! "Ya'll not makin' the trip" they all would say with no clue as to how much they will have to pay!
I guess the moral here is...The fcc is not always needed to make a difference!