It seems that the SO has taken over a lot of the ham radio frequencies in the general area.
It's blatantly obvious that the Foster City Amateur Radio Emergency Services has self-appropriated an insane number of amateur frequencies in San Mateo County for their messianic agenda. I seriously doubt that the Sheriff's Office cares much about ham radio; nor do they use our Part 97 frequencies on or off-duty as a substitute for their Part 90 communications system. Foster City ARES got a little more than "carried away". Sheesh.http://www.fcares.org/Test%20Site/SMSO%20Ham%202011-06.pdf
The other URL that you posted (re-typed below for ease) simply seems like any other after-hours, non-pecuniary, recreational amaterur radio club. For instance, Tandem Computers has their own amateur radio club; as well as Hughes, Lockheed, Tektronix, and on and on it goes. It appears to be a net non-connected to the Foster City ARES Group: just some officers of the law that happen to be hams and get together for comradery. http://www.fcares.org/Test%20Site/SMSO%20Ham%202011-06.pdf
Do you have the calls or some web articles of the incident with the 2 hams and the SO as you describe?
My whole point, directed to a certain other(s) within this thread was to get them to look it up themselves. It was on the ARRL website and plastered elsewhere throughout the internet. Honesly, I don't care whatseover what the calls were of the two individuals.
It is lame-brained of numerous posters in this thread to think that I, having been licensed continuously since 1979 at age 10, whom passed both the General and Advanced [written and code] exams during a single day on the first attempt before an FCC Examiner at the Federal Building in SF at age 11; and, passed the Extra at age 13 on the first attempt at same location -- to be so presumptuous, mentally ossified, inert, self-deluded, and filled with overweaning hubris and undeserved pride -- to actually believe (and accuse) me of not knowing the subtle shades of difference in the spirit of the interpretation of Part 97 -- it is utterly laughable and incredulous.
The Foster City ARES amaeur frequency list that you posted is absolutely a prime example of how our hobby has been destroyed. It has nothing, absolutely nothing to do with Restructuring or the dropping of the code requirements. Some of the nicest people I've met passed their tests post-Restructuring.
What I despise is the over-the-top, sucking of the governments' teat for Federal Funds, wasting tax payer's dollars, unnecessary studies written into an Omnibus regarding the feasibility of Amateur Radio for Emergencies, the ARRL's twisted "makeover" of ham radio (I am an ARRL Life Member; so everyone QFO!) in a vomit-inducing attempt to turn all of us into FEMA workers and Civil Servants (we are not; nor have we hams ever been FEMA employees), and the false claims of the ARRL to the DHS regarding the lack of EMS interstitial capabilities. The cable shows and YouTube videos of Doomsday Preppers are absolutely moronic. All of the SHTF-types promote using ham radio w/o a license constantly. Agencies do have interstitial frequencies to talk to each other. Their are voting receivers that saturate metro areas and redundant repeaters throughout with long-term back up energy sources.
I'm not going to argue or debate this; nor will I respond any more to this thread.
It concerns me that some of the folks in this thread are going to stroke out or have a coronary.
And I know some of the people here have presented false claims of military service, false valour, been banne permanently from other ham radio chat rooms and portals. Therefore, they have zero credibility and I just don't give a damn. I'd rather be working 144 MHz EME or 160 Meters CW than depleting my life-force debating the living dead on the internet.
"When you're runnin' down my ham radio, man, you're walkin' on the fightin side of me" - with all apologies to Merle Haggard