PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #943

This Week in Amateur Radio #943 Week of March 25, 2017 DOWNLOAD HERE: http://bit.ly/TWIAR943 Running Time: 1:12:59 Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This is for Edition #943 with a release and air date of Saturday, March 25, 2017. This week’s edition is anchored by, Chris Perrine, KB2FAF, […]

FCC reforms ‘outdated’ 800MHz band rules

The FCC has decided to modernise its cellular licensing and power rules in the 800MHz cellular band to provide millions of wireless customers with greater access to networks at faster speeds By updating various technical and service rules applicable to the 800MHz cellular service band, carriers should now be better enabled to transition cellular spectrum […]

Alliston Historical Society learns about early days of radio (Ontario)

Alliston Historical Society members were treated to a nostalgic and humorous talk from Harvey Hart. This gentleman not only was an informative speaker about the early years in radio history, but entertained us with many audio clips from well-known shows that were so popular that listeners went to great lengths not to miss a single […]

Amateur radio operators keep emergency communication lines open at area hospitals (Illinois)

Andy Finick walks up the stairs and opens the door onto a roof at Franciscan Health in Hammond. He points up to a higher roof at several antennae that would — in an unthinkable emergency — provide communications for the hospital. In Northwest Indiana, Finick, a licensed amateur radio operator, helps hospitals maintain communications when […]

Icom America Selects SLAs Enterprise Secure Chat (ESChat) as Push to Talk over LTE Partner

Icom America and SLA Corporation (SLA) today announced the selection of ESChat as Icom’s platform for Push to Talk over LTE. Icom America is a leading manufacturer of Land Mobile Radio systems for commercial and industrial markets. ESChat is the nation’s leading carrier-independent and secure PTT over LTE solution, and is used in the public […]

Radio operators help update regulations (British Columbia)

Distracted driving conviction prompts Delta Amateur Radio Society to lobby provincial gov’t After 18 months of lobbying, a group of amateur radio operators in Delta has helped update a regulation in B.C.’s distracted driving law they say helps clarify the rules around their operation. Several members of the Delta Amateur Radio Society were caught using […]

Two-Way Radio Users Worried California’s Cellphone Ban Is Too Broad

Back in January, it became illegal to hold your cell phone while driving. But now some drivers say the law unfairly targets radio users as well and they want that to change. “I’m driving down the road and talking on this radio,” said Norm Lucas, holding his high frequency radio microphone. “Doing that simple act […]

Talks on Possible 4U1UN Reactivation Continue

United Nations Headquarters Amateur Radio club station 4U1UN representatives are still in talks with the UN Department of Public Information with an eye toward permanently reactivating the station. Although within the geographical confines of New York City, 4U1UN qualifies as a separate DXCC entity. “Hopefully we’ll have an opportunity to plead our case to the […]

ARRL Seeking Synergy with Maker Movement

ARRL is reaching out to members of the Maker Movement to explore avenues of cooperation and collaboration, and perhaps to recruit some new radio amateurs. Considered an extension of the arts and crafts tradition, the Maker Movement gained its own magazine, Make, in 2005. The philosophy of the Maker Movement is reminiscent of an era […]

Virginia Engineering Students Tackle Satellite, Ground Station Projects

The University of Virginia (UVA) reports that some of its engineering students are among those at other Commonwealth schools working on Amateur Radio satellites and matching ground stations to track them and collect data. UVA said its student-built satellite is set to go into space late next year aboard an International Space Station resupply vehicle […]

Mayors, Commissioners of Clark County, Nevada, Salute Amateur Radio

Nevada mayors Carolyn Goodman of Las Vegas, John Lee of North Las Vegas, and Andy Hafen of Henderson have joined the Clark County Board of Commissioners in proclaiming March 26 to April 2 as “NVCON Week,” recognizing the ARRL Nevada State Convention (NVCON), March 31-April 2. The community leaders encouraged the citizens of their respective […]

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