Proposed change to Part 97.113

The FCC has a notice of proposed rulemaking whose purpose would be to amend Part 97.113 to allow radio amateurs who are participating in government sponsored drills to be compensated by their employers. I am actually not a fan of this idea. While the Part 97 regulations acknowledge the value of radio amateurs to provide voluntary emergency communications, I think it represents a significant shift in the nature of the amateur service to allow a radio amateur to draw pay (even for emergency preparedness) while doing so. I suspect I’m in the minority, but I went ahead and filed my comments anyway:

My comments regarding Docket 10-72