Sunspot Bailout!

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wa8mea
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Sunspot Bailout!

Post by wa8mea » Wed Apr 01, 2009 11:11 pm

Courtesy: AD5WO

Congress passed and today the President signed into law a bill dictating that a minimum of 27 sunspots will appear each month for the duration of this century. When asked how the federal government could guarantee sunspots, An unnamed source from the White House said "The amateur radio community represents a large voting block in America, and when polled indicated that they prefer sunspot days over spotless days. We also think it is unfair that some hams get their ticket in the down years and some in the up years...we want it fair for all, especially since it is so simple to sign a law and give the citizens what they desire. This is not just to benefit the hams in America, operators worldwide will benefit from the benevolence of our actions today, we have to think of the global community. This is indeed a great day for the amateur radio operators worldwide". When asked how the law will be enforced the informant answered "The sun has to comply... it is the law".

The change will take effect on April 1, 2009, but there is talk among the Washington insiders to make it retroactive to April 1 2001. If this action is taken, hams worldwide will have legal cause to log the QSOs that could have been, these log entries will count toward all awards.

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