And I'm not just whistling "A." 70 cm, 440 Megahertz, not no hightone 440 cycles. (442 in Vienna 'cos of inflation).
The huckster hawking what happens to be a ham band is a New York Republican Congressthing.
U. S. Rep. The Honorable The Peter King is a middlin' odious creature, obsessed with terrorism unless you happen to be Irish-spelt-IRA and then it's just innocent hijinx; but Allah help you if that's how you spell $DEITY. And Peter has a dream: he wants to create a new, wonderful Public Safety band, for door-kickers and firemen and the man who bugs your phone, not to mention the EMTs who will stabilize your condition and haul you off to a prison ward after, and he's gonna fund this dream by selling off a popular Amateur Radio band, one often used for disaster-relief communications by hams working with the American Red Cross and other groups. Even working with Uncle Sam.
Slashdot's got more.
Good job, Peter, you half-wit. And by the way, when some 15-Watt intellect decides to make his socioreligiopolitical point by blowin' up a car or a building, his race, religion and/or politics matter to me only as characteristics useful in hunting him down along with all his helpers and bosses; it's the act that offends the peace. Jerks like you only ensure it'll keep happening.
(If you were thinking, "At least he thinks we've got too many Mooooooslims here in the U.S.," yeah, he does; and when it comes to guns, the NRA rates him "D." I guess he'd like you to have to face down Joe Jihadi bare-handed. Still like him? He thinks your smokes should be regulated like medical marijuana, that warrantless wiretaps are Just Fine and Mr. Obama's mandatory "National Service" is a super idea. Nanny-government in an elephant suit doesn't look any better than when it's dressed like a jackass. Or is that a RINO suit? Some days you can hardly tell).
YANKEE RADIO TOOL KIT, #106
1 day ago