Tag: outage

Radio Amateurs in Atlantic Canada Go on Standby During Telephone Outage

Atlantic Canada authorities called on Amateur Radio operators in parts of Nova Scotia on August 4, in the wake of a telephone service outage. According to CBC, Bell Aliant landline and cell services were down, starting at approximately 11:20 AM. Telus, Virgin, and Koodo users were also affected. Jeremy Fowler, VE1JHF, a member of the […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #963 – Expanded Edition

This Week in Amateur Radio #963 – Expanded Edition Week of August 12, 2017 DOWNLOAD HERE: http://bit.ly/2hTsHAS Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This is for Edition #963 with a release and air date of, August 12, 2017.This weeks edition is anchored by, Chris Perrine, Don Hewlick, K2ATJ, […]

Amateur radio operators hope phone outage is ‘wake-up call’ (Prince Edward Island)

Some amateur radio operators are hoping a massive phone outage in Atlantic Canada inspires people to be more prepared for emergency situations. Amateur radio, also known as ham radio, uses FM frequencies to communicate with other devices without the use of landline, cell or internet services. “We’re really a backup network,” said licensed radio operator […]

FCC probing AT&T Wednesday night 911 outage

The Federal Communications Commission says it is investigating why AT&T cellphone customers were unable to call 911 in several states on Wednesday night. Law enforcement and government agencies in Texas, Florida, Tennessee and other states reported the problem and provided alternate numbers for people to call during emergencies. AT&T later on Wednesday evening said that […]

via the RSGB: Ofcom licensing systems upgrade

We explained last month that Ofcom is upgrading the online licensing systems that support amateur radio. As part of these changes their online and in-house licensing services are offline from 5pm today and will undergo essential upgrade work until Wed 20 July. They apologise for any inconvenience. via Radio Society of Great Britain – Main Site http://ift.tt/29E3J1g

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