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Re: Russian speaking QRM on AO-51 Rev: 13642

At 09:21 AM 2/3/2007 +0000, Trevor wrote:
>--- Justin Burket <zorton@jtan.com> wrote:
>> Chalk this e-mail up for another vote to reactivate the PL tone.  
>But your email shows the reason why we don't want PL tones on ANY satellite. 
>PL tones don't cure the problem they hide it so we can shut our eyes and
>pretend it doesn't exist. The satellite is still unavailable for low power
>users, you have to transmit high power to overcome the interference so the
>satellite can hear you. PL tones aren't magic cure-alls.
>Since AO-51's tones been turned off we've got a far better understanding of
>what the situation is really like in different parts of the world. Unless we
>have the inform necessary to understand the problem there is no way we can
>to begin to start resolving it.
>73 Trevor M5AKA

Honestly, what can be done?  Without a serious policing by governments of
the offenders nothing will relieve the situation.  Too often graft in
government bureaucracies subvert any reform or implementation of laws.  We
have the same problem with fisherman buying 2m FM radios for their "secret
band".  Of course unlicensed, but used in remote areas beyond the range of
limited FCC monitoring.  Hams reporting and witnessing has been the most
effective deterent up here.
Ed - KL7UW 
BP40iq,  Nikiski, AK      http://www.qsl.net/al7eb
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