Richard Clem is an attorney in Minnesota and has been in practice for 25 years.  He has been an amateur radio operator for 40 years, and holds the call sign W0IS.   You can contact him at clem.law@usa.net.  You can visit his other web pages at the following links:



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  1. Stephen Walters

    The FCC is asking for comments on a proposal to require manufacturers to lock down computing devices (routers, PCs, phones) to prevent modification if they have a “modular wireless radio” (a Wi-Fi network adapter for example)(x-post /r/Technology)





    Being a legal man, you might find this of interest.


  2. Mike

    I have been tiring for some time to find the answer to my question. “What rank was a merchant marine radio officer?” The job title says he was a ships ‘officer.” But, everyone commissioned was an officer with rank. Such as: Ensign, Jr Lt., Lt, etc: etc. Was a radio officer a “warrant officer or a regular officer?” He was not licensed to stand navigation watch, but he was officer on watch in the radio dept. So would that make him equivalent to a deck/engineer officer? How about the rank of the chief radio officer (master of the radio dept.) Would he be equal to the master (deck dept) and /or Chief engineer (master of engineering dept)? Just some thoughts on my understanding of the radio officer position on board ship.

    P.S. I know a ships master has over all command, but, such an understanding by a tough old sea dog chief engineer might bring up some other understanding on the matter.


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