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Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Fighting talk

I have, myself, full confidence that if all do their duty, if nothing is neglected, and if the best arrangements are made, as they are being made, we shall prove ourselves once again able to defend our hobby, to ride out the storm of PLC, and to outlive the menace of PLA, if necessary for years, if necessary alone. At any rate, that is what we are going to try to do. That is the resolve of the Radio Society of Great Britain - every man of them. That is the will of RSGB and the nation of radio amateurs. The RSGB and all UK radio amateurs linked together in their cause and in their need, will defend to the death their RF spectrum, aiding each other like good comrades to the utmost of their strength. Even though large tracts of Europe and many old and famous States have fallen or may fall into the grip of the Power Lines Communications and all the odious apparatus of Power Line adapter, we shall not flag or fail. We shall go on to the end, we shall fight in the court rooms, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength on the air, we shall defend our hobby, whatever the cost may be,we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender, and even if, which I do not for a moment believe, this Society or a large part of it were subjugated and penniless, then our fellow amateurs beyond the seas, armed and aided by the British amateur community, would carry on the struggle, until, in God's good time, the PLC menace, with all its power and might, is resigned to the dustbin of history.

Appologies to Winston Churchill.

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