Re: FCC License Fee Proposal Comment #QST
Greg - KO6TH
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I'm not sure what the best approach to take in this... The twisted backronym name of the act that precipitated it, the
“Repack Airwaves Yielding Better Access for Users of Modern Services Act” of 2018, appears to me to be intent on reducing the current occupancy of the spectrum, in order to re-allocate ("repack") it for other uses. Pointing out that the fee will accomplish that goal is telling them that they are exactly right in imposing it, for the purposes of the act. That's not the outcome we want.
I think, perhaps, a better approach might be to focus on the value that the Amateur Service creates for the country, and that replacing that value through other services would be more expensive than keeping our community intact and vibrant. Instead of instituting a fee, they should encourage the Amateur Service by removing any and all impediments to its growth. If this is about money, what's better than free?
Just my opinion,
Dennis - WU6X wrote:
My comments to the FCC proposal. Feel free to copy and paste into your comment to this proposed change.