Come on .. you've got to atleast change the dates!

Happy APR-01.

73,
Matt K2EAG

n8rqu wrote:
> In a bold move the Federal Communications Commission has
> decided to deregulate the Amateur Radio Service. This comes at a
> time when budget cuts within the Commission are forcing its
> Enforcement Bureau to shut down by 1 January 2006.
> 
>  A spokesperson for the Commission stated that since Amateur
> Radio operators are supposed to be self-policing that this new move
> "should not pose a problem." And that it would also "solve the whole
> issue of restructuring."
> 
>  This news has come as quite a shock to many in the Amateur
> Radio community, striking up many heated debates. "Basically we're
> being told that we're on our own as of 1 January, 2008", said a
> highlevel League staff member.
> 
>  In the interim between 2005 and 2008 Amateur Radio operators
> are expected to act just as they do now. "Nothing's changed yet, and
> all the rules and regulations are still in effect," said a
> spokesperson for the Commission.
> 
>  All of this is set to change however, starting in 2008. On 1 January
> 2008 Amateur Radio in the United States will cease to exist as an
> official radio service. At that time it will be up to the operators to
> make up their own rules and regulations and to enforce them.
> To clarify one other issue, "call signs that have not already been
> issued will all be available on the 'honor system'," said another
> Commission spokesperson. The band-plans and power limitations are
> expected to stay the same.
> 
> Look for more information on this late-breaking news story as it
> becomes available.
> 
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> Yahoo! Groups Links
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