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Sad to say that this phenomenon of restricting public access to technical information, especially in the communications field, has been an ongoing trend since the Reagan Administration (and maybe longer) when previously public ITU communication frequencies were ‘classified’ and removed from public access. Since then there are dozens of examples where radio and telecommunication modes of transmission have been deemed ‘against the law’ and hence even the “information and data” ABOUT the modes have become scarce or non-existent. Some websites that used to contain schematics and other information about simple data slicers, for instance, no longer exist. I’m afraid we’re just beginning to see the tip of the iceberg with respect to the limitation of public access to all kinds of technical information, and not just that related to radio and/or other communication media.