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I would like to start an amateur radio night. I'm thinking Wednesday nights, if there aren't (as yet unpublished) plans for that night. I hear Elliot's into it, and maybe others.
I'd like to set up a repeater here at the space. --(Celtikill)
I too think HacDC would be a great place for a repeater, an IRLP node, a weather station, and/or a zillion other fun things. Put Radio Night on the calendar, blog about it, and see who shows up!
Going forward, try to make contact with some ham [clubs] in the area, to see about sharing equipment / expertise / members.
--Myself 23:38, 27 July 2008 (UTC)
When I first read this, I was thinking radio station, and was going to point out the local amateur radio station. And then I decided that I was going to point it out anyways - because I can see an interesting friendship developing over time. I can put HacDC in contact with people there if it is ever desired.
Perhaps this page, or perhaps the entire hobby of amateur radio, fails to make clear the distinction between "the amateur radio service" (licensed under part 97 of the FCC rules), and "low-power broadcasting", which is something completely different. Hams can't broadcast. We transmit, but only for the purpose of communicating with other amateurs. We're prohibited from broadcasting to the general public. Music is forbidden on the amateur bands, for instance. 220.127.116.11 20:22, 18 December 2008 (UTC)