We the undersigned petition to get Ofcom to enforce the Wireless Telegraphy Act
The purpose of this Petition is to call on Ofcom to enforce the Wireless Telegraphy Act and stop abuse on the amateur bands, especially repeaters.
Ofcom have a responsibility it is the independent regulator and competition authority for communication and have been undersigned by the Secretary of State to enforce the Wireless Telegraphy Act.
Since, Ofcom took over in December 2003 it appears they have done very little in protecting the amateur bands from abuse.
We need an end to abuse. Please sign our National Petition today it's important to you & your hobby, please inform all your amateur friends about our campaign........
Bromley Repeater Group
Petition setup date 23rd Oct 08
Tony and I are due in London for appointment with Ofcom very soon to discuss issues regarding abuse on the amateur bands and repeaters.
First thing that I need to clarify with you at this meeting is my position in all of this.
I am the administrator and have been throughout the time that this project has been running. In the early days the Bromley Repeater Group was set up so I could step down from my position, though due to the abuse that the all the members of the group have endured from individuals, all responsibilities have came back to me. No forgetting the financial input that my husband and I have put in to all of this, it must be in the excesses of £5000, also all running cost of the repeaters being on air, i.e., insurance, site rent fees are also now being financed by us.
It was also my influence and persuasion that the repeaters are back on air. London Amateur Radio is in a very poor condition and these repeaters are needed.
As the regulators of amateur radio have done nothing to protect me, the repeaters or the spirit of amateur radio, I need to know what package they can give us for the future.
Jeanette (Repeater Keepers Wife).