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Storm-Related Mishap Claims Life of Volunteer Fire Chief Doug Deckard, KC5PLA

Volunteer firefighter Scotty Douglas “Doug” Deckard, KC5PLA, of Quitman, Arkansas, died on April 30 after being struck by a car during torrential rainfall while checking water lines in his community. Deckard, an ARRL member, was 51. He served as Cove Creek/Pearson Volunteer Fire Chief. Arkansas State Police say Deckard had pulled off the roadway along […]

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 […]

ISS Commander Peggy Whitson, ex-KC5ZTD, Sets New US Record for Time in Space

Current International Space Station (ISS) Commander Peggy Whitson, ex-KC5ZTD, this week broke the record for cumulative time spent in space by a US astronaut. President Donald Trump — with daughter Ivanka Trump and astronaut Kate Rubins, KG5FYJ, joining him in the Oval Office — called Whitson on April 24 to congratulate her on her accomplishment. […]

FCC Personal Radio Service Revisions Will Affect GMRS, FRS, CB, Other Part 95 Devices

In a lengthy Report and Order (R&O) in a proceeding (WT Docket No. 10-119) dating back 7 years, the FCC has announced rule changes affecting the General Mobile Radio Service (GMRS), the Family Radio Service (FRS), the Citizens Band Radio Service (CBRS or “CB”), as well as other applications that fall under the FCC’s Part […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #948

This Week in Amateur Radio #948 Week of April 29, 2017 DOWNLOAD HERE: http://bit.ly/TWIAR948 Running Time: 1:07:53 Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This is for Edition #948 with a release and air date of Saturday, April 29, 2017.This weeks edition is anchored by, Rich Lawrence, KB2MOB, Don […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #947

This Week in Amateur Radio #947 Week of April 22, 2017 DOWNLOAD HERE: http://bit.ly/TWIAR947 Running Time: 1:12:26 Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This is for Edition #947 with a release and air date of Saturday, April 22, 2017. This week’s edition is anchored by Fred Fitte NF2F, […]

via the ARRL: Ham Astronauts Swap Places on International Space Station

With US Astronaut and ISS Expedition 50 Commander Shane Kimbrough, KE5HOD, now back on Earth, two more radio amateurs will head into space this week from Kazakhstan to join the ISS crew members that Kimbrough and Russian crewmates Sergey Ryzhikov and Andrey Borisenko left behind on the ISS. The three touched down safely in Kazakhstan […]

FCC Proposes Levying Huge Fine on New York Police Radio Jammer

The FCC has proposed a fine of more than $400,000 on a Queens, New York, man who has admitted making unauthorized transmissions on New York City Police Department (NYPD) radio frequencies, maliciously interfering with NYPD officers’ communications. Jay Peralta, 20, is alleged to have transmitted false bomb threats, false claims of criminal activities involving firearms, […]

Motorola Solutions Expands Patent Infringement Complaints against Hytera

Motorola Solutions on March 29 announced that it had filed patent infringement complaints with the Regional Court of Düsseldorf, Germany, against Hytera Communications of Shenzhen, China, and Hytera Mobilfunk of Bad Munder, Germany. The legal action in Germany came on the heels of complaints the company filed in the US District Court for the Northern […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #946

This Week in Amateur Radio #946 Week of April 15, 2017 DOWNLOAD HERE: http://bit.ly/TWIAR946 Running Time: 1:02:59 Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This is for Edition #945 with a release and air date of Saturday, April 15, 2017. This weeks edition is anchored by, Wayne Nelms. N3LMS, […]

Radio DARC to Cover IARU Region 1 General Conference on Shortwave this Fall

Radio DARC — the shortwave broadcast program of the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club in Germany (DARC) — has announced plans to broadcast six programs during the 24th International Amateur Radio Union Region 1 (IARU-R1) Conference, September 16-22 in Landshut, Germany. IARU Region 1 includes Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Northern Asia. Rainer Englert, DF2NU, […]

ISS Packet System is Back on VHF

The Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) packet digipeater system is again operating on VHF — 145.825 MHz. The failure of an Ericsson handheld VHF transceiver on board the ISS last fall had caused ARISS to shift packet operation to 70 centimeters. A cargo resupply mission in February delivered a new Ericsson 2 […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #945

This Week in Amateur Radio #945 Week of April 8, 2017 DOWNLOAD HERE: http://bit.ly/TWIAR945 Running Time: 1:05:51 Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This is for Edition #945 with a release and air date of Saturday, April 08, 2017.This weeks edition is anchored by, Wayne Nelms. N3LMS, Don […]

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