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[aprssig] National Weather Services Duties Act (S. 786 )

Patrick Green pagreen at gmail.com
Tue Nov 8 13:04:49 UTC 2005


That's how our government works. I've seen them take brand new services that
costed millions to setup and completely shut them down on a whim with no
regard. This would be no different. Setting aside the arguments the
importance of the data, I would be worried that our government could remove
this access without regard to how much effort they spent on it leading up to
this point.

73 de Pat --- KA9SCF

On 11/8/05, Ray McKnight <shortsheep at worldnet.att.net> wrote:
>
> >This bill, if enacted will affect and prohibit access to NWS data
> >products to marine, aviation and most importantly to the APRS community,
> >the ability to access NWS data used by a large number of Hams and other
> >weather enthusiasts.
>
> I'm sorry, well, actually NOT, as I don't feel APRS or Hams are
> the "most important freeloaders" of NWS data. Obviously you feel
> private vessels at sea and aircraft are less deserving of NWS data
> than mere weather "enthusiasts" (whom BTW don't even care enough
> to adopt the current measurement and reporting standards of NWS/
> WMO).
>
> I too am saddened and hope none of us lose access to NWS data,
> but to base your fight on the premise that Hams and APRS in particular
> are the mose deserving is rediculous.
>
> But I think your entire reactionary post is absurd, as the NWS certainly
> isn't going to pull access out from under us, it's just like the numerous
> other recent posts based on incorrect and hysterical interpretations of
> proposed legislation which has nothing to do with preventing access by
> private citizens. Why would they make is so EASY in the last few years
> to GAIN ACCESS to previously limited data sets like radar and GRID'd
> data if they now change course 180 deg without warning???
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <rw at w7rsw.com>
> To: <aprssig at lists.tapr.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, November 08, 2005 02:45
> Subject: [aprssig] National Weather Services Duties Act (S. 786 )
>
>
> > I'd like to bring attention to a Senate Bill currently in committee that
> > will alter and if enacted, eliminate private citizen access to the
> > National Weather Service (NWS) data while giving exclusive access to
> > For-Profit entities such as AccuWeather and other commercial entities.
> >
> > This bill, if enacted will affect and prohibit access to NWS data
> > products to marine, aviation and most importantly to the APRS community,
> > the ability to access NWS data used by a large number of Hams and other
> > weather enthusiasts. Should this Senate Bill 786 be enacted, anyone
> > wishing to gather information that has been historically been available
> > to citizens free of charge, (after all, WE have paid for it!) will
> > only be available from For-Profit organizations for a fee.
> >
> > Below are links to the text of the bill and websites available to help
> > those who wish to express their views and concerns concerning this bill.
> >
> > Thanks for reading this.
> >
> > Randy Whitney, W7RSW
> > T2NRTHWST http://northwest.aprs2.net
> >
> > http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c109:s786:
> >
> > https://secure.eff.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=123
> >
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