Federal Communications Commission Rules

For frequency hopping systems, at least 75 hopping frequencies in a pseudorandom hopping pattern, separated by at least 25 kHz, shall be used, and the average time of occupancy on any frequency shall not be greater than four-tenths of one second within a 30 second period.  The maximum bandwidth of the hopping channel is at most 1 MHz.

Your Given Rights

§ 151. Purposes of chapter; Federal Communications Commission created

"For the purpose of regulating interstate and foreign commerce in communication by wire and radio so as to make available, so far as possible, to all the people of the United States a rapid, efficient, Nation-wide, and world-wide wire and radio communication service with adequate facilities at reasonable charges, for the purpose of the national defense, for the purpose of promoting safety of life and property through the use of wire and radio communications, and for the purpose of securing a more effective execution of this policy by centralizing authority heretofore granted by law to several agencies and by granting additional authority with respect to interstate and foreign commerce in wire and radio communication, there is created a commission to be known as the "Federal Communications Commission", which shall be constituted as hereinafter provided, and which shall execute and enforce the provisions of this chapter."

Excerpt from the Bill of Rights, Amendment I:

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press..."

Please observe that this does not contain any exceptions along the lines of "except when certain influential industry groups want to preserve their ability to plunder a public resource such as the RF spectrum for their own profit."

Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights:

"Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers."

Please observe that this does not contain any exceptions along the lines of "except when the amount of spectrum allocated to public communication has been arbitrarily limited in order to keep individuals and small groups from using it."

16 Am Jur 2d, Sec 177 late 2d, Sec 256:

"The general rule is that an unconstitutional statute, though having the form and name of law, is in reality no law, but is wholly void, and ineffective for any purpose; since unconstitutionality dates from the time of it's enactment, and not merely from the date of the decision so branding it...   No one is bound to obey an unconstitutional law, and no courts are bound to enforce it."

Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged:

"There's no way to rule innocent men.  The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals.  Well, when there aren't enough criminals, one makes them.  One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible to live without breaking laws."

Abraham Lincoln, First Inaugural Address, March 4, 1861:

"This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it.  Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing Government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it or their revolutionary right to dismember or overthrow it."

Tom Morello, Rage Against the Machine:

"The only bad 'f-word' is FCC"

<< Back   Main   Next >>