Tag: FCC

Via the ARRL: FCC Asked to Clarify Amateur Rules Governing Encrypted or Encoded Messages

The FCC’s Wireless Telecommunications Bureau is soliciting comments on a Petition for Declaratory Ruling filed on behalf of New York University (NYU) seeking to clarify that Section 97.113(a)(4) of the Amateur Service rules prohibits the transmission of “effectively encrypted or encoded messages, including messages that cannot be readily decoded over-the-air for true meaning.” Comments are […]

Via the ARRL: FCC Seeks Telecommunications Specialist

The FCC is looking for a telecommunications specialist to work at the HF Direction Finding Center in Columbia, Maryland. This is a full-time position with a competitive salary. The incumbent would perform “watch duty” and serve as a technical authority, providing technical assistance and guidance to communication systems users to resolve radio interference complaints and […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1079

This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1079 Release Date: November 2, 2019 Here is a summary of the news trending this week. This weeks edition is anchored by Chris Perrine, KB2FAF, Fred Fitte, NF2F, George, W2XBS, and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX. Produced and edited by George Bowen, W2XBS. Running Time: 1:09:43 Download here: http://bit.ly/TWIAR1079 Trending headlines […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1078

This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1078 Release Date: October 26, 2019 Here is a summary of the news trending this week. This weeks edition is anchored by Rich Lawrence, KB2MOB, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, Will Rogers, K5WLR, George Bowen, W2XBS, and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX. Produced and edited by George Bowen, W2XBS. Running Time: 1:22:06 Download […]

Via the ARRL: FCC Turns Down Petition to Amend Amateur Radio Identification Rules

The FCC has denied a Petition for Rule Making to amend Part 97 station identification rules to better accommodate and simplify station identification during emergency nets, drills, or activations. ARRL member Robert A. Dukish, KK8DX, of Canfield, Ohio, had sought a change to Section 97.119(a) of the rules to allow a single point of transmission for station […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1077

This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1077 Release Date: October 19, 2019 Here is a summary of the news trending this week. This weeks edition is anchored by Chris Perrine, KB2FAF, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, Will Rogers, K5WLR, George Bowen, W2XBS, and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX. Produced and edited by George Bowen, W2XBS. Running Time: 1:33:06 Download […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1075

This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1075 Release Date: October 5, 2019 Here is a summary of the news trending this week. This weeks edition is anchored by Chris Perrine, KB2FAF, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, Will Rogers, K5WLR, Fred Fitte, NF2F, Rich Lawrence, KB2MOB, George Bowen, W2XBS, and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX. Produced and edited by George […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1074

This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1074 Release Date: September 28, 2019 Here is a summary of the news trending this week. This weeks edition is anchored by Rich Lawrence, KB2MOB, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, Will Rogers, K5WLR, George Bowen, W2XBS, and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX. Produced and edited by George Bowen, W2XBS. Running Time: 1:03:54 Download […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1073

This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1073 Release Date: September 21, 2019 Here is a summary of the news trending this week. This weeks edition is anchored by Chris Perrine, KB2FAF, Will Rogers, K5WLR, George, W2XBS, and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX. Produced and edited by George Bowen, W2XBS. Running Time: 1:05:43 Download here: http://bit.ly/TWIAR1073 Trending headlines […]

Via the ARRL: FCC Seeks to Streamline its Hearings Process

The FCC is asking for public comments on procedural changes that, if adopted, would streamline many administrative hearings under the Communications Act of 1934, as amended. “Currently, these hearings typically are conducted like trials in civil litigation and include, among other things, live testimony before an administrative law judge, cross-examination of witnesses, and an initial […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1072

This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1072 Release Date: September 14, 2019 Here is a summary of the news trending this week. This weeks edition is anchored by Rich Lawrence, KB2MOB, Will Rogers, K5WLR, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, George Bowen, W2XBS, and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX. Produced and edited by George Bowen, W2XBS. Running Time: 1:16:39 Download […]

Truncated Video Podcast: This Week in Amateur Radio #1071

This is a truncated version of This Week in Amateur Radio under 1 hour. Some of the news items listed will not be on this version. This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1070 Release Date: August 31, 2019 Here is a summary of the news trending this week. This weeks edition is anchored by Chris […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1071

This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1071 Release Date: September 7, 2019 Here is a summary of the news trending this week. This weeks edition is anchored by Will Rogers, K5WLR, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, Fred Fittee, NF2F, Chris Perrine, KB2FAF, George W2XBS, and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX. Produced and edited by George Bowen, W2XBS. Running Time: […]

Via the ARRL: FCC Readies for Hurricane Dorian

As Hurricane Dorian nears the US southeast coast, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai reports the agency been working throughout the weekend to finalize preparations for the storm and coordinate with federal and state partners. “Our staff has reached out to wireless carriers and broadcasters to offer assistance,” Pai said in a statement. “With our government partners, […]

FCC Plans $10,000 Penalty Against Alleged Radio Pirate

The Federal Communications Commission is moving toward issuing a $10,000 Notice of Apparent Liability against an individual accused of allegedly operating an unlicensed radio station in Arkansas. In August 2018, according to an FCC summary of the case, the commission received a complaint from a consumer that an unauthorized station was operating in Alma, Ark., a town […]

Via the ARRL: FCC Grants Temporary Waiver Permitting Use of PACTOR 4 for Hurricane Response and Relief

The FCC has granted ARRL’s emergency request for a temporary waiver to permit only those radio amateurs active and involved in Hurricane Dorian response and relief efforts to use the PACTOR 4 digital protocol on HF. The waiver is valid through 2100 UTC on Friday, September 6. The waiver request was necessary because Section 97.307(f) […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #1070

This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1070 Release Date: August 31, 2019 Here is a summary of the news trending this week. This weeks edition is anchored by Chris Perrine, KB2FAF,Will Rogers, K5WLR, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, and George W2XBS, and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX. Produced and edited by George Bowen, W2XBS. Running Time: 1:18:03 Download here: […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #1069

This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1069 Release Date: August 24, 2019 Here is a summary of the news trending this week. This weeks edition is anchored by Chris Perrine, KB2FAF, Will Rogers, K5WLR, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, George Bowen, W2XBS, and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX. Produced and edited by W2XBS. Running Time: 1:12:50 Download here: http://bit.ly/TWIAR1069 […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #1068

This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1068 Release Date: August 17, 2019 Here is a summary of the news trending this week. This weeks edition is anchored by Rich Lawrence, KB2MOB,Will Rogers, K5WLR, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, and George W2XBS, and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX. Produced and edited by W2XBS. Running Time: 1:11:05 Download here: http://bit.ly/TWIAR1068 Trending […]

via the ARRL: FCC Staff Recommends Designating 988 as National Suicide, Mental Health Crisis Hotline

The FCC’s Wireline Competition Bureau and its Office of Economics and Analytics have sent a report to Congress that recommends that the Commission considers designating 988 as a three-digit emergency code for a nationwide suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline. The report, mandated by the National Suicide Hotline Improvement Act of 2018, finds that such a […]