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Author Topic: What's Up With All The Vulgarity?  (Read 572 times)
N0EE
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« on: August 05, 2007, 05:29:00 PM »

 I know this is nothing new on the hambands, but what's up with all the profane language?  I hear some stations using profanity on every transmission, including profanity that begins with F and ends with K, and it's not firetruck..
  Yes, I can turn the "big knob" and ignore it. I could ignore seeing someone getting mugged but that wouldn't be right either.  And it's not the new licensees, however it soon will be because they will believe it's OK to pick and choose the Part 97 rules they abide by.
 What can/should a guy do? I have hours of recorded tape that I could send to the FCC, but something tells me that would be like spitting into the wind, most likely make more of a mess for me than anyone...
 Last thing I want is to be villified daily and tied to the whipping post for the rest of my life by these vulgar peabrains.
  I'm no saint but this vulgarity is getting out of hand.
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KE3WD
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« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2007, 05:34:10 PM »

Riley said we were supposed to move to a better neighborhood when our windshield gets broken too many times.  

I'd send him a copy of the tape every week, adding new stuff all the while.  


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SSB
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« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2007, 05:44:24 PM »

You want to know what's up with all the vulgarity?  Listen to some RAP music, watch some R movies,  listen how the people around you talk.  Vulgarity is now permeated into America.  Most younger people think its the correct way to talk.  Older people use it too.

Alex.....
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KX8N
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« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2007, 05:46:02 PM »

It's everyday business on 75M, and the FCC doesn't care. They've got better things to do than to spank some 90 year old who's cursing about recent rule changes.  Just don't get too close to the band edges or there will be trouble.
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K0RFD
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« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2007, 05:51:09 PM »

Send the tape to the FCC.  At least then you can feel like the FCC doesn't care (it doesn't) rather than feeling like there was more you could have done.

Don't hold your breath waiting for something to happen.
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ONAIR
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« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2007, 01:05:30 AM »

   Go back to operating on 11 meters.  CB seems to have improved quite a bit in the last few years!
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ONAIR
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« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2007, 01:17:07 AM »

    Go back on 11 meters!  CB seems to have improved quite a bit the last few years.
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KG4YTL
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« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2007, 01:35:35 AM »

I don't like the language either.  This prompted be to look up the law several months ago, and unfortunately, the FCC is very loose on this.  Based on the definitions below, you can use any cuss word as long as you don't mean it in its literal sense.  I can say I am having a "crappy" day and that is ok.  I don't agree, but that is what the law is.  Part 97 doesn't refer to profane words, just obscene/indecent language.

http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/consumerfacts/obscene.html
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AC5E
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« Reply #8 on: August 06, 2007, 03:50:52 AM »

Well, the language on 75 is about the same as it was in 1950. Although you don't hear so many physically impossible and completely explicit tales of someone cutting a wide swath through Shanghai's red light district. I have always put it down to a lack of adequate vocabulary combined with diminished mental capacity.

It's almost like that old song about the Bowery. They do such things and they say such things, I don't go there any more.

I do check into a traffic net on 75 almost every evening, good mixed bunch of hams, foul language is generally not acceptable. Otherwise, I am as far up the bands as I can find propagation. Thirty meters is a nice band for ragchewing. And DX.  

73  Pete Allen  AC5E
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W8KQE
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« Reply #9 on: August 06, 2007, 06:15:28 AM »

Are you sure you didn't have 'The Sopranos' on in the backround??
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WA3SKN
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« Reply #10 on: August 06, 2007, 06:55:03 AM »

When you run into this kind of problem, just call the nearest FCC monitoring station directly!  They can tune in and locate the offending station faster than you would believe!
They will document and have notices issued to resolve the situation!

-Mike.
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K0CBA
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« Reply #11 on: August 06, 2007, 08:08:54 AM »

Wow........you phone guys got it rough!

Try the CW portions of the bands....it's not a problem there.
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KI4HLB
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« Reply #12 on: August 06, 2007, 05:18:55 PM »

WA3SKN,

Where does one find the phone numbers to "the local FCC monitoring facility"?.
I am in Wilmington, NC and they need to hear some of the "Charlie Bravo" cretins in this area.
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WA3SKN
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« Reply #13 on: August 07, 2007, 10:46:54 AM »

They have changed the system, so try these first...


How to Contact the FCC

To Contact the Commissioners via E-mail  

Chairman Kevin J. Martin: KJMWEB@fcc.gov
Commissioner Michael J. Copps: Michael.Copps@fcc.gov
Commissioner Jonathan S. Adelstein: Jonathan.Adelstein@fcc.gov
Commissioner Deborah Taylor Tate: dtaylortateweb@fcc.gov
Commissioner Robert McDowell: Robert.McDowell@fcc.gov


To Obtain Information via E-mail  

General information, inquiries & complaints: fccinfo@fcc.gov
Freedom of Information Act requests: FOIA@fcc.gov
Comments on FCC Internet services: webmaster@fcc.gov
Elections & political candidate matters: campaignlaw@fcc.gov


To Obtain Information via Telephone  

1-888-225-5322 (1-888-CALL FCC) Voice: toll-free
1-888-835-5322 (1-888-TELL FCC) TTY: toll-free
1-866-418-0232 FAX: toll-free
(202) 418-2830 FAX on Demand
(202) 418-1440 Elections & political candidate matters
FCC Phone Directory
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Good Luck!

-Mike.
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KE3WD
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« Reply #14 on: August 07, 2007, 07:49:51 PM »

Pickup truck, big engine, long chain, attach chain to bottom of tower and peel out.  

Most effective when done while the Lid is on the air so he can watch his amp and rig go out the window...


"Self Policing" -- Has several definitions.  


This one is from the 50s - early 60s era and actually was performed a few times around the country.  


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