[aprssig] Somewhat OT - Seeking Ham-friendly mobilecell banlegislation?

K7FTP k7ftp at k7ftp.net
Tue Jan 20 10:22:54 EST 2009

The politics aside (true as they may be), I'd like to thank everyone that 

One of our Legislators (Utah) is pushing a bill to restrict cell phone use, 
but it was written as any two-way radio commo.  I submitted some options 
based on other similar legislation which exempts ham radio systems.

I have been told that based on who the legislator is that proposed it, it 
won't go anywhere.  But you never know.

After all, we have to be protected from ourselves until our reliance to the 
State is absolute.

Thanks again to all that replied.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Amateur Radio WB8NUT" <duffy at wb8nut.com>
To: "TAPR APRS Mailing List" <aprssig at tapr.org>
Sent: Tuesday, January 20, 2009 8:13 AM
Subject: Re: [aprssig] Somewhat OT - Seeking Ham-friendly mobilecell 

>I would not jump to that conclusion. Issuing tickets for minor traffic
> violations is nothing more than a tax and the police officers become
> nothing more than tax collectors. Many small cities and villages get
> substantial revenues from traffic violations. Their budgets would
> collapse without the massive issuance of traffic tickets.
> Hence, now that many governments have severe budget problems, they are
> are looking for revenue everywhere they can get it. They are pushing the
> police to issue more tickets. So beware, even minor petty traffic
> "violators" are now getting taxed....I mean ticketed...to help the
> government's strained budgets.
> Duffy
> www.wb8nut.com
> Gregory A. Carter wrote:
>> Unless you are driving irraditcally or the particular Officer in
>> question is in a bad mood they usually won't waste their time pulling
>> you over for minor violations like that.  They just usually have
>> better things to do.
>> Greg
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