Posted on October 17, 2011
Another thing that is driving at my heels is a corporate business deadline coming up in a few days. I keep avoiding it because working with the new AMT5000 is much more fun, and I am pursuing happiness like I thought it was a true liberty.
But the pursuit of happiness isn’t in the Constitution. It’s only in the Declaration of Independence, which is a letter to the Kingdom of England declaring war. It’s not even addressed to us.
It’s very likely I’ll order a second AMT5000 because it is wonderful having the control over the signal it provides. Tonight I’ve reduced power at 1550 kHz to 50 mW during a program with indelicate language. Nobody can complain if they can’t get it, but I can still receive it.
The FCC language rule allowing indecent words after 10 PM but totally banning obscenity is beyond my comprehension. When I hear the more ribald personalities utter vile words, I have no clue whether the words are indecent or obscene. The notion of “community standards” is so stupid I shouldn’t have to explain why. If you call a community meeting the resultant mob will bend overboard trying to appear much holier than they really are and find the word “darn” to be offensive because it’s a stand-in for a worse word. But listen to them at a hockey game.
I feel much better now that I’ve brought my grudges to the Part 15 community. It’s one community you can trust.