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Amen about the FCC. The admin side of the house may have grown, but the field engineering side has steadily shrunk, at least to my knowledge. There are a number of FCC HF monitoring stations around the country, all of which used to be manned (I was lucky enough to get an impromptu tour of the Grand Island station over 10 years ago). Those stations are now completely automated except the one in Gaithersburg, Maryland, which now controls all the others. Frankly, I’m disappointed that the commissioners and senior staff seem to want to get away from this mundane business of technical radio regulation, and it’s been that way for a while.