Feature01/01/2010 | It Seems to Us: Not an Emergency Radio Service?
The FCC raised a few eyebrows by including the following sentence in its Public Notice DA 09-2259 (see page 72, this issue): "While the value of the amateur service to the public as a voluntary noncommercial communications service, particularly with respe
Feature02/24/2009 | It Seems to Us: Keeping the "Amateur" in Amateur Radio
Being called an amateur can have a negative connotation, but the term’s origin is the Latin word for “lover” and it has to do with motivation, not skill level. As they say, professionals built the Titanic; the Ark was built by amateurs.