OT: RE: [aprssig] D-710 at FCC test site
john.r.willis at hotmail.com
Mon Aug 13 20:31:59 CDT 2007
Please do not equate us 60+ with Cynthia McKinney!
>From: Mark Fellhauer <sparkfel at qwest.net>
>Reply-To: TAPR APRS Mailing List <aprssig at lists.tapr.org>
>To: TAPR APRS Mailing List <aprssig at lists.tapr.org>
>Subject: Re: OT: RE: [aprssig] D-710 at FCC test site
>Date: Tue, 07 Aug 2007 02:31:12 -0700
>At 01:42 AM 8/7/2007, Stephen H. Smith wrote:
>>Dave Baxter wrote:
>>>Does this imply that in the US, many celular phones still use analog FM
>>>for the audio?
>>>I thought (wrongly it would seem?) that 99.9% of the developed world had
>>>long since changed over to GSM (digital) for mobile phones, I know both
>>>my GSM phones work OK in the US,
>>The U.S. mobile telecomm scene is a totally chaotic mis-mash of
>>proprietary and semi-proprietary standards, both for private radio
>>land-mobile and for cellular telephony, due to the total failure of the
>>federal comms authorities to set any standards.
>And, that, IMHO, is a good thing. Local, State, and Federal governments in
>the U.S. have shown they are totally incapable of proper stewardship in
>most matters, especially on the technology front. The average age in
>Congress today is the oldest ever at 60.4 years. Do I let my 60-something
>parents make technological decisions for me? Have you ever heard Maxine
>Waters or Cynthia McKinney (now out of Congress) speak in public? These
>people are not only brain addled - they're insane!
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