[W5SFA] Something to Think About!!!
g.a.franke at gmail.com
Wed Nov 4 18:10:50 CST 2015
*Hams Are Beginning To See...*
*This article included in the Monthly Report for November 1, 2015 by the
Arkansas Section leadership... *
***GOVERNMENT TAKE OVER OF HAM RADIO***
Home Land Security is trying to or maybe has all ready taken over
Amateur Radio Emergency Communications. Not long after Home Land Security
was created they started giving out Grants to Amateur Radio Clubs and
Organization. Be careful what you ask for. You might get it.
Any time the Government “gives” you anything, they demand “complete
control” in return. Once you accept Government funds they will put
restrictions or requirements on our participation.
Wait a minute!..... Aren’t we volunteers?
We communicate among ourselves for our own pleasure and comfort
daily/hourly. We are willing volunteers to help when needed.
WHY DO WE NEED TO COMPLY WITH NIMS, ICS, FEMA, HOMELAND SECURITY
We are all ready communicating and if the Government wants our help, all
they need to do is ask. We don’t have to do anything different to supply
the requested communications. We are NOT in charge. We do NOT make
management decisions. We do NOT run the event. THEY are in charge. So WHY
do WE need to be compliant with Government management bureaucracy
If the Government wants/needs our help we are willing. What we should NOT
be willing to do is comply with demands and requirements by Government
bureaucracy to help the Government who is “asking” for our help for
something we all ready do daily. We are all ready set up and functional. We
are here for the asking. We should not have to “comply” with Government
overreach with unneeded “compliance” to help the Government. IF the
Government can not communicate and needs/wants our help, WE can more often
than not help.
We DO however, need to maintain our own identity and independence.
Otherwise Ham Radio will get swallowed up in the Government Bureaucracy.
We all know what happens then!
Gilbert A Franke <http://www.gilbertfranke.com>
(361 442 6008 - cell)
130 N Harris Street
Bellville TX 77418
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