One way broadcasting is prohibited. The only half way exception is broadcasting of news bulletins that are strictly related to the amateur service and
related field of radio/electronics. Even that exeption has been hotly debated from time to time. WA0RCR’s broadcast of his radio news letter on 1860
AM every week has been through the FCC more times than I care to count. Including the occasional QRM battle.
As with every other form of communications, there is general, and sometimes unwritten rules of etiquette. Listen long enough to the day to day grind
on the bands before you start talking, and you will pretty much understand what you shouldn’t do.
General rule of thumb. Long winded conversations are OK. Broadcasting is not. It has to be a two way conversation with other people. If it is stupid,
or out of place, you will get quick blowback.
Fictional crap doesn’t fly very high on the bands during day to day activities. Fictional radio related stories may be tolerated once in a while,
where properly used. Fictional stories that have nothing to do with radio will not make you many admirers. You will get a lot of people pissed at you
very quickly. And remember, it is two way, so they can tell you to shut the hell up.
Interactive conspiracy discussions is one thing. But prewritten werewolf stories is a totally different ball of wax. If you just sit there and drone
on reading a story while talking to nobody, or continue reading while you ignore the people telling you to get lost. It would be most likely
considered as broadcasting. Which may get you a cease and desist letter from the FCC if you irritate someone enough to report you.
I have heard more than one conspiracy person talking and they often devolve into a straight out “knock down drag out” verbal argument if the
person just keeps repeating the same crap over and over again without even paying attention to what other people are telling him.
If his response to everyone that points out something wrong with his idea is “you are just an agent of the illuminati” Then he is going to have
one hell of a road to hoe real quickly.
Generally, there should be no prewritten/scripted material that you are reading off of, unless you are participating in a message handling net, or
reading a radio related news leter.
My best advice is get a good shortwave receiver with good SSB reception capability and listen. Listen before you talk. Listen a lot. I listened on a
daily basis for over two years before I made my first transmission. Once you get use to the daily grind, then knowing what you can and can’t do,
will be self evident, and there will be no reason to ask questions in places like this.
edit on 15-7-2012 by Mr Tranny because: (no reason given)