Tag: legal

Glenn Baxter, ex-K1MAN, SK; Engaged in Protracted Enforcement Battle with FCC

Glenn Baxter, ex-K1MAN, of Belgrade, Maine, died on May 5. He was 75. In 2014, Baxter ultimately lost his battle to retain his Amateur Extra class license when the FCC dismissed his long-standing renewal application, citing an unpaid $10,000 forfeiture stemming from violations over a period extending back several years. The K1MAN call sign now […]

Telecommunications Ministry in India Orders Halt to Online Transceiver Sales

The Mumbai Mirror in India reports that a complaint by radio amateurs has prompted the Telecommunications Ministry to order online purveyors, including eBay and Amazon, to stop selling wireless transmitting equipment. According to the newspaper, a group of hams wrote the Wireless Advisor in the Telecommunications Ministry last fall to warn that online sales of […]

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 […]

HRD co-founder dismissed following blacklisting row

The developer of Ham Radio Deluxe – a popular app used by thousands of hams – have restructured its management following claims it punished users who wrote critical reviews. HRD Software said in a statement on Friday that co-founder Rick Ruhl will step down to pursue other interests. Ruhl, along with co-owners Mike Carper and […]

via the ARRL: New England Forum to Demystify Tax-Exempt Status for Ham Radio Clubs

Most radio clubs are set up as non-profit corporations, but this does not mean that they are tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) tax code. Some changes that took place in 2014 simplified the process for smaller organizations with less than $50,000 in annual gross revenues and reduced the amount […]

Amateur radio tower approved in Dripping Springs after a year’s wait (Texas)

After lengthy deliberation Sept. 21, the Dripping Springs City Council approved a special permit allowing a resident to install an 80-foot radio tower on his property. The tower will be going up on the property of William Saulnier, the applicant, who lives on Springwood Drive. But the process was lengthy, as his application had been […]

via HACKADAY: Preparing Your Product For The FCC

At some point you’ve decided that you’re going to sell your wireless product (or any product with a clock that operates above 8kHz) in the United States. Good luck! You’re going to have to go through the FCC to get listed on the FCC OET EAS (Office of Engineering and Technology, Equipment Authorization System). Well… […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #915

Week of September 10, 2016 Download here: https://archive.org/details/TWIAR915HAM This podcast is suitable for air on amateur radio frequencies. Here are the stories making news … This Week in Amateur Radio: Solar activity picking up in fall, but shorter solar cycles are in the future SpaceX explosion prompts launch setbacks for several AMSAT projects More countries getting […]

via the ARRL: US House to Act on Amateur Radio Parity Act Bill, H.R. 1301

The US House of Representatives will consider the Amateur Radio Parity Act, H.R. 1301, under a suspension of the rules on Monday, September 12. A suspension of the rules is a legislative procedure used to quickly pass non-controversial bills. Speaking at the New England Division Convention on September 10 in Massachusetts, ARRL CEO Tom Gallagher, […]

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