[rescue] Re: [geeks] interesting geek toy

Bill Bradford rescue at sunhelp.org
Sat Jun 30 15:20:27 CDT 2001

On Sat, Jun 30, 2001 at 03:25:41PM -0400, Michael S. Schiller wrote:
> Ed:
> As I understand it, encryption is legal, both for law enforcement, as well as
> commercial communications. Don't know about ham stuff. And I believe the same
> rules would apply, they can encrypt it, and if you can decrypt it, as long as
> you don't use the info for commercial gain, there's not much they can do
> about it.
> -Mike

Any encryption or even using codes (other than Morse) on ham frequencies
is definitely illegal and grounds for license suspension.

When you're using codes/encryption, you're reducing the usefulness of
that frequency for other amateur radio operators.

Bill K5WCB

Bill Bradford
mrbill at mrbill.net
Austin, TX

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