Tag: regulatory

FCC reforms ‘outdated’ 800MHz band rules

The FCC has decided to modernise its cellular licensing and power rules in the 800MHz cellular band to provide millions of wireless customers with greater access to networks at faster speeds By updating various technical and service rules applicable to the 800MHz cellular service band, carriers should now be better enabled to transition cellular spectrum […]

ARRL Reiterates its Case for New Band at 5 MHz

In comments filed on March 20 with the FCC on its own January Petition for Rule Making (RM-11785), ARRL reiterated its case for a contiguous secondary 15-kHz wide 60-meter band of 5,351.5 to 5,366.5 kHz in addition to the four existing discrete 60-meter channels that fall outside the requested band, with a permitted power level […]

Cuba Institutes New Amateur Radio Regulations

Radio amateurs in Cuba are scrutinizing and debating the details of new Amateur Radio regulations for the island nation. The Cuban Ministry of Communications adopted the new regulatory scheme on February 28. International Amateur Radio Union Region 2 (IARU-R2) posted the new Amateur Radio Service regulations (in Spanish) as a PDF. The detailed regulations governing […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #943

This Week in Amateur Radio #943 Week of March 25, 2017 DOWNLOAD HERE: http://bit.ly/TWIAR943 Running Time: 1:12:59 Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This is for Edition #943 with a release and air date of Saturday, March 25, 2017. This week’s edition is anchored by, Chris Perrine, KB2FAF, […]

Swedish Regulator Rejects Entry Level Amateur Radio License

Sweden’s telecommunications regulator PTS in February rejected the idea of an entry-level Amateur Radio license. According to Sweden’s International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) member society SSA, the PTS “categorically rejected” the proposal, and that SSA must now find new ways to motivate prospective radio amateurs. “Amateur Radio’s future in Sweden is an urgent issue that […]

ARRL Weighs In on New California ‘Driving While Wireless’ Statute

ARRL is recommending that Amateur Radio be specifically excluded from a California statute prohibiting the use of “wireless communication devices” while driving. ARRL Southwestern Division Vice Director Marty Woll, N6VI, is taking point on the effort to revise the statute, known by its legislative bill number AB 1785. It was signed into law last September, […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #940

This Week in Amateur Radio #940 Week of March 4, 2017 DOWNLOAD HERE: http://bit.ly/TWIAR940 Running Time: 1:08:42 Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This is for Edition #940 with a release and air date of Saturday, March 04, 2017. This weeks edition is anchored by. Andre Wald, KC0MMY, […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #938

This Week in Amateur Radio #938 Week of February 18, 2017 DOWNLOAD HERE: http://bit.ly/TWIAR938 Running Time: 1:18:13 Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This is for Edition #938 with a release and air date of Saturday, February 18, 2017. This weeks edition is anchored by Chris Perrine, KB2FAF, […]

Peak communications body ACMA reverses decision ruling thousands of CB radio sets illegal

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has reversed its decision to make 40 channel UHF radios illegal from June 2017. It is estimated there are thousands of UHF, or citizens band (CB) radios on farms and in trucks, caravans and businesses throughout Australia. Upgrading to 80 channel radios was going to cost some businesses […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #936

This Week in Amateur Radio #936 DOWNLOAD HERE: https://archive.org/details/TWIAR936HAM Running Time: 1:13:45 Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This is for Edition #936 with a release and air date of Saturday, February 04, 2017. This weeks edition is anchored by  Don Hulick, K2ATJ, Will Rogers, K5WLR, Fred Fittee, […]

ARRL Board of Directors Adopts Legislative Objectives for 115th Congress

The ARRL Board of Directors has unanimously adopted five legislative objectives for the 115th US Congress. The Board took the action when it met in Connecticut January 20-21. ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR, chaired the session. The first objective is to seek early congressional passage of the Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2017, H.R. 555 […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #934

This Week in Amateur Radio #934 DOWNLOAD HERE: https://archive.org/details/TWIAR934HAM Running Time: 1:14:30Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This is for combined Editions #934 with a release and air date of Saturday, January 21, 2017.This weeks edition is anchored by Don Hulick, K2ATJ, Fred Fitte, NF2F, Wil Rogers, K5WLR, and […]

ARRL Asks FCC to Allocate New 5 MHz Band, Retain Channels and Current Power Limit

ARRL has asked the FCC to allocate a new, secondary contiguous band at 5 MHz to the Amateur Service, while also retaining four of the current five 60-meter channels and current operating rules, including the 100 W PEP effective radiated power (ERP) limit. The federal government is the primary user of the 5 MHz spectrum. […]

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