Category: News

No more online sale of wireless radios (India)

Decision comes from Centre as unlicensed equipment could leave law enforcement agencies vulnerable. Following a complaint by a group of ham radio operators that wireless equipment being sold online on e-commerce sites can pose a serious national security threat, the union Telecommunications ministry has now ordered the ecommerce websites to stop selling wireless equipments online […]

Upcoming Army MARS Communication Exercises Highlighted at Regional Conference

US Army MARS Program Manager Paul English, WD8DBY, reviewed the upcoming calendar of communication exercises planned for the remainder of 2017, when he spoke via video link to attendees at the Army MARS Region 3 Conference April 6-8 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Hosting the event was Pennsylvania Army MARS, in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Emergency Management […]

FBI Part Of Investigation Into Dallas Outdoor Warning Siren System (Texas)

City of Dallas City Manager T.C. Broadnax wants residents to know there won’t be a repeat of this weekend’s siren debacle. “I am confident the fixes we put in place this weekend ensure we will not be compromised again,” he said Monday morning in reference to steps to protect the city’s Emergency Alert Outdoor Warning […]

Amateur radio group dislikes 30-foot limit on antennas (Oregon)

They’re required to refer to themselves as “amateurs,” but only because they’re absolutely prohibited from making any money from the hobby which is their passion. When several local ham radio operators took turns making comments to the Payette City Council at last week’s regular meeting of city government, the operators were quite comfortable explaining the […]

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 […]

Hytera Issues Statement on Motorola Solutions’ Litigation

We are disappointed that Motorola Solutions has chosen to bring lawsuits against Hytera rather than compete in the marketplace. We are ready to respond vigorously to Motorola Solutions’ allegations, and are fully confident that Hytera will be vindicated in U.S. federal court. Today’s radio communications markets are evolving, demanding new solutions, and are best served […]

Cornell has a radio for the whole world with software filtering

Researchers at Cornell University have developed a new type of radio-on-a-chip that could mean cheaper, more flexible wireless systems. Smartphone makers could, for example, use the technology to make a single model of each phone that works anywhere in the world. Single-chip radios have become a popular choice for communications hardware in the last decade […]

RadioShack May Be Down For The Count

This could be the last call for RadioShack. General Wireless Operations, the company that runs the approximately 1,500 remaining RadioShack stores, is reportedly about to file for bankruptcy protection. But unnamed sources cited by Bloomberg said the bankruptcy will likely lead to liquidation rather than another stab at reorganizing. If so, the endgame comes two […]

Licensed ham radio operators will be traveling to remote areas of Africa (Virginia)

Africa is one of the biggest continents in the world and there are various countries in this beautiful continent. Expedition experts those who carry ham radios along with them always showcase interest to travel through dangerous terrains of various countries and this month they have chosen the country of Ghana which is one of the […]

NEBRASKA 150TH: Ham radio operators tell the world about state’s birthday

Nebraska’s 150th birthday celebration was shared with the world today via Amateur Ham Radio Operators from Dakota County and Sioux City. With A special call sign ham radio operators shared Nebraska’s 150th birthday celebration with the world. “There are a lot of groups right now across the state that are pushing the sesquicentennial, Iove that […]

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