When you apply for an amateur radio license in the US there's a box that asks if you've ever been convicted of a felony.
And I think that sucks.
@dl4mat lol. I mean that's something I guess.
However I think your license *can* be revoked as part of your conviction.
@dl4mat In a strictly legalistic sense, I can kind of understand the logic of wanting to keep people found guilty of *radio related crimes* away from amateur radio.
But it's hardly the same as keeping people found guilty of *gun related* crimes away from guns because you don't need to go through a background check to get a radio like you do with buying a gun. In the case of ham radio, the only things you might not be able to do are things like Echolink where you need to verify your call sign.
@KF0BRS that last argument about having paid their debt is a good one. Especially because I don't see a good argument in favor of this law. What do lawmakers expect ex-cons to do with their rig? Roast their neighbors? If so, why would they get licensed for this?
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