[Noisebridge-discuss] Pirates to Rule as of Midnight?

Norman Bradley pryankster at gmail.com
Wed Oct 2 16:18:33 UTC 2013


We are applying for a legitimate license and if something like this were 
to happen at or be associated with Noisebridge it will severely affect 
our chances. I. e. we can just forget getting a license.

You are entitled to your own opinion.
You are NOT entitled to your own facts.


On 9/30/2013 12:28 PM, Jake wrote:
> tl;dr the FCC is furloughed because of the budget chicken-game so 
> there's no one to stop you from setting up a pirate broadcast.
> however, they didn't stop you before either (unless your station was 
> super unpopular with a particular political figure) so you should just 
> stop talking about it and do it already.  if you want.
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> Austin Airwaves has received a number of inquiries that lead
> us to believe that any number of unlicensed radio operations may
> sign on the air at 12:01AM this evening, as all non-essential
> enforcement activities by the FCC will cease at that time.
> Specifically, Enforcement Officers [names deleted here] with
> the FCC's Houston office will be furloughed, we believe.
> Calls to the Houston office roll over to an answering machine,
> suggesting that urgent/law enforcement matters be directed to
> the WDC offices.
> Disclaimer:
> Austin Airwaves does not operate unlicensed radio facilities.
> We do follow the so-called 'free radio' movement and have
> reported on a number of 'pirate' stations being taken down
> by the Houston FCC office.
> Such as: http://kaosradioaustin.org/node/32295
> Austin Airwaves welcomes inquiries from 'free radio'
> operators at this time.
> FCC Enforcement Bureau Field Offices are responsible for investigating
> violations of the Commission's technical rules by licensees, antenna 
> structure
> owners, and radio operators.
> "Generally, during a shutdown all FCC activities other than those 
> immediately
> necessary for the protection of life or property will cease. Suspended 
> activities include,
> among many others: Consumer complaint and inquiry phone lines can not 
> be answered;
> consumer protection and local competition enforcement must cease; 
> licensing services,
> including broadcast, wireless, and wire line, must cease; management 
> of radio spectrum and
> the creation of new opportunities for competitive technologies and 
> services for the American
> public must be suspended; and equipment authorizations, including 
> those bringing new
> electronic device s to American  consumers, can not be provided..." 
> [more]
> Free the Airwaves?
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