Ham Radio in Egyptian Protests

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by AC2GK, Jan 28, 2011.

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  1. AC2GK

    AC2GK Ham Member QRZ Page

    I have been following this for the past few hours, very interesting:

    From: http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=439x291092

    Should be interesting to see how this pans out,
    KC2YZU
    Tim
     
  2. N4SVA

    N4SVA Ham Member QRZ Page

    Be careful who you support over there. These protests are being cheered by Iranian state newspapers and many participants are part of the Muslim Brotherhood with similar aspirations of the 1979 Iranian revolution.
     
  3. AC2GK

    AC2GK Ham Member QRZ Page

    Yea, can't say I know enough about whats happening there to support either side, thus far I have not actually heard of any confirmed ham radio transmissions even making it out of the country (theres something like ~200 of them, I sure as heck wouldn't want to be caught transmitting in that type of environment)

    KC2YZU
     
  4. N7KJ

    N7KJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    We should, to protect Ham Radio, stay out of politics in this venue. To get involved in political issues like it happens in Egypt currently may encourage governments to shut Ham radio down as they have done with the Internet and the wireless phone service in Egypt. I believe it is advisable to post political and religious comments and or opinions on a webpage dedicated to politics and or religion. No offence....

    73,
    Scott N7KJ
     
  5. KB9RDS

    KB9RDS XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    I agree with Scott N7KJ. We should try to stay out of the political side of issues like this. This may seam like helping but the ramifications in the aftermath could and would hurt the hobby and and Emergency Communications efforts in the future.

    Sorry
    73
    Steve
    KB9RDS
     
  6. K7LLL

    K7LLL Ham Member QRZ Page

    It is a sad situation over there.
    In the past, with local wars and turmoil around the world, what has been the history of governments trying to shut down ham radio?
    Anyone know from first hand experience?
    Did they jam the bands?
    Threaten with fines or jail?


    Jim
    73's
    n7wxv
     
  7. KB3X

    KB3X Guest

    Amateur Radio should not be used for this political purpose -- Especially to subvert the will of any government.
    It's not its purpose. This is not emergency communications.
     
  8. N6DPG

    N6DPG Ham Member QRZ Page

    No place for Politics!

    I second that reply! better to stay out of that storm


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  9. N2WSK

    N2WSK Ham Member QRZ Page

    Amateur Radio should not be used for this political purpose -- Especially to subvert the will of any government.
    It's not its purpose. This is not emergency communications.

    I second that quote by another Ham Member. Stay out of these politics.
     
  10. ND1G

    ND1G Ham Member QRZ Page

    "Internet activist"? And this is code for what? Check the web site. Anarchy comes to mind, which is always a thrill to the adolescent mind.
     
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