A Sign of the Times – South Africa Cancels 2,100 Amateur Radio Licenses

Sure glad the last POTUS solved all of the racial unrest problems here in FUSA.

That way, the FCC will never have to take any steps such as this.

Remember SOP 303.

15 responses to “A Sign of the Times – South Africa Cancels 2,100 Amateur Radio Licenses

  1. http://www.sunflower.com/~brainbol/frank/

    Get the skills to roll your own, either yourself or via your tribe’s resident techie.

    Then sit back and enjoy the show. They pay extra for that, downtown.

    Except for donkeys, because that shit’s just wrong.

  2. Cassandra (of Troy)

    Given the way events are going worldwide the next 12-18 months will be http://nevernotnotes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/artejohnson.jpeg

  3. This is the usual SA annual license clean up.

    The fee in US $ is under $10/year or $40/Five-Years

    Typically each year 800-2000 SA Radio Amateurs do not renew. Various reasons, including death (SK in radio talk) or infirmness, leaving the hobby or administrative sloth.

    You can check out http://www.n0hr.com/ham_radio_population.htm for an interesting listing of the numbers of hams per country (just the top 100).

    Back to South Africa the purge happens periodically over the years and is only a bit special this time because the count is higher than typical.


  4. If I understand the US FCC rules right, this means ham licensees in the US can’t talk with individuals who might continue to identify from SA.

  5. Remember if SOP 303 is applied, Rule 303 may well be in effect, particularly if SOP 303 is applied over a larger area. Always best to evacuate if you can
    to an area where SOP 303 is not in effect or at least be prepared to apply Rule 303 to defend yourself as the area is probably running amok with miscreants.

  6. The Alton Sterling investigation results to be announced next Tuesday. Plan accordingly.

  7. Grenadier1

    You cant stop the signal…..

  8. Indeed, Grenadier. We don’t need no stinkin’ licenses.

  9. Walter Sobchak

    To those who say they don’t need no license I’d refer you to what ncscout said in the comments on his blog. You won’t need a license if tshtf but right now you do if you plan to transmit. The hams self police and they will look you up. 73

    • Hams will “look you up” to keep the amateur bands from becoming CB radio, then RDF and knock on the door of your shack. G-men with clipboards and pistols are next.

  10. All the more incentive for wide band “mods” for all your radios.

  11. Walter Sobchak

    We don’t need no stinkin’ QRM’ers

  12. Lonesome Cowboy Burt

    I love the censorship here too.

  13. Listening is still free, no license required.

    The only reasons to talk now are to confirm that you can, and that your gear works, and how well.

    In the sporty versions of Tomorrow, talking will either be rules-free, or sedition and treason. In the latter case, that will cover listening too.
    Plan accordingly.