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Friday, October 11, 2019

The People's Republic of California is at it again; through unelected state officials, California is severing ties to ham radio repeater owners throughout the state, jeopardizing the lives of millions of Californians who depend on these repeaters to operate during emergencies. Last month, repeater operators were sent emails telling them the State would no longer allow them to operate repeaters on public land without paying substantial rental fees. In the letter sent by CAL FIRE, the state claims Ham operators no longer provide a benefit to the state or public safety. They claimed that "constantly changing technological advances" has made Ham radio obsolete during an emergency.


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I always find "progress" like this interesting ...


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California bureaucrats live on another planet. "Progress" does not mean abandoning tried and true technology that works.

#1 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-10-11 09:57 AM | Reply

Very bad idea to reject technology which might save lives in an emergency.

#2 | Posted by danni at 2019-10-11 09:58 AM | Reply

Art Bell saw this coming years ago.

#3 | Posted by sentinel at 2019-10-13 01:30 AM | Reply

Zat just rolled over.

This had me thinking of him earlier. www.dailymail.co.uk

#4 | Posted by et_al at 2019-10-13 01:44 AM | Reply

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