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FCC Dismisses Three Petitions for Rule Making Filed by Radio Amateurs

QRZ Now - Fri, 10/04/2019 - 06:23

The FCC has dismissed petitions for rule making filed in 2018 by three radio amateurs. All of the petitions were put on public notice earlier this year and comments invited.

Edward C. Borghi, KB2E, of Farmington, New York, and Jeffrey Bail, NT1K, of West Springfield, Massachusetts, submitted very similar petitions seeking changes in how the FCC grants Amateur Radio vanity call sign applications. Borghi’s Petition (RM-11834), would have prohibited vanity applicants from requesting call signs not designated for the applicant’s geographical region, with exceptions under the rules governing call signs previously held by family members. Borghi complained that applicants had to compete with “out-of-area people for the few 1 × 2 or 2 × 1 or catchy 2 × 3 call signs available in their area of residence.”

Bail’s Petition (RM-11835) asked that the FCC give residential preference in competing applications to applicants whose listed FCC address is within the same district/region as the applied call sign. He cited limited availability and increased demand for 1 × 2 and 2 × 1 call signs. The FCC dismissed both petitions in a single letter.

“The Commission does not limit applicants for vanity call signs to requesting call signs assigned to the region of the applicant’s mailing address, except for call signs designated under the sequential call sign system for Alaska, Hawaii, Caribbean Insular Areas, and Pacific Insular Areas,” the FCC pointed out. “When the Commission established the vanity call sign system in 1995, it rejected a proposal to restrict vanity call sign applicants to call signs designated for the region in which the applicant resides,” because it would restrict a given applicant’s choice of vanity call signs to 10% or less of those otherwise assignable.

The FCC also noted that a limitation based on an applicant’s place of residence “could easily be circumvented by using a mailing address in another call sign region.”

In denying the petitions, the FCC concluded that no need exists to require vanity call signs to correspond to a licensee’s mailing address, “given that call signs do not automatically change when a licensee moves, and a licensee’s mailing address is not necessarily the location from which he or she is transmitting.”

“The Commission rejected this proposal again in 2010 for the same reasons,” the FCC said. “The records before us do not demonstrate any changed circumstances or other reason that would warrant revisiting this decision.” The FCC further pointed out that vanity applications received on the same day are handled by a random selection batch process, making it impossible to identify in-region vanity call sign applications and process them ahead of other applications for the same call sign.”

The FCC also turned away a Petition (RM-11833) from Jerry Oxendine, K4KWH, of Gastonia, North Carolina, who asked the FCC to clarify that states and localities should have no authority to regulate Amateur Radio with respect to enacting “distracted driving” statutes. Oxendine argued that such statutes violate FCC rules on scope and operation of equipment by licensees; violate the intent of the FCC and Congress with respect to Amateur Radio’s role in disasters, and hinder emergency operations using mobile equipment.

In denying the request, the FCC took issue with Oxendine’s assertion that the strong federal interest in promoting Amateur Radio communication should preempt distracted driving laws. The FCC said it received about 20 comments supporting Oxendine’s petition.

“Laws that prohibit talking on handheld communications devices while driving do not preclude or unreasonably obstruct mobile use of handheld two-way radios,” the FCC said in denying Oxendine’s petition. “These laws apply to the use of handheld devices while driving. A driver can comply with these laws by using a hands-free attachment or by parking the vehicle prior to using a handheld device, both of which are contemplated by our rules regarding two-way radios.”

The FCC said, “The record before us does not demonstrate that state and local laws that prohibit talking on handheld devices while driving stand as an obstacle to amateur communications or actually conflict with federal law in any way.” The FCC further noted the lack of any express preemption or argument that Congress has “occupied the field” of regulation with respect to distracted driving statutes.

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With just a couple of weeks to go before Scouting’s Jamboree on the Air (JOTA) event on October 18 – 20, JOTA Coordinator Jim Wilson, K5ND, reports that nearly 200 US stations have registered their intentions to participate.

“Over the last few years, we’ve typically had around 300 stations registered before the weekend,” Wilson told ARRL. “So, we’re on track.” Wilson noted that Icom America is providing an ID-51A Plus2 VHF/UHF D-STAR portable to encourage stations to submit after-event reports. A drawing will select the recipient.

“Band conditions aren’t expected to be any better than they’ve been for the past year, but the enthusiasm will be there,” Wilson predicted, “and local VHF-UHF can work as well as the D-STAR and [VoIP modes].” US participants who have not yet registered may do so online. — Thanks to Jim Wilson, K5ND 

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E-Mail: Lorina.Pisi@fire.ca.gov Telephone: 916-327-8492 Fax: 916-324-3400 Governor Gavin Newsom Mailing address: Governor Gavin Newsom 1303 10th Street, Suite 1173 Sacramento, CA 95814 Phone: (916) 445-2841 Fax: (916) 558-3160

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ARISS Invites Proposals to Host Ham Radio Contacts with Space Station Crew

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The Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) Program is seeking formal and informal education institutions and organizations — individually or working together — to host an Amateur Radio contact with a member of the International Space Station crew. The deadline to submit a proposal is November 30. Proposal information and documents are on the ARISS website.

ARISS anticipates that contacts would take place between July 1 and December 31, 2020. Crew scheduling and ISS orbits will determine specific contact dates. To make the most of these radio contact opportunities, ARISS is looking for organizations that will draw large numbers of participants and integrate the contact into a well-developed education plan.

Crew members aboard the International Space Station routinely conduct scheduled Amateur Radio contacts throughout the year. These contacts are approximately 10 minutes long and allow students to interact with the astronauts through a question-and-answer session.

Amateur Radio organizations around the world — with the support of NASA and space agencies in Russia, Canada, Japan, and Europe — make these contact opportunities available to educational organizations. An ARISS contact is a voice-only communication opportunity via Amateur Radio between astronauts and cosmonauts aboard the space station and classrooms to educate students about what it is like to live and work in space and to learn about space research conducted on the ISS. Students will also have an opportunity to learn about satellite communication, wireless technology, and radio science.

Amateur Radio organization volunteers provide the equipment and operational support to enable communication between crew on the ISS and students around the world using Amateur Radio.

Because of the nature of human spaceflight and the complexity of scheduling activities aboard the ISS, organizations must demonstrate flexibility to accommodate changes in contact dates and times.

Proposal information and more details, including expectations, proposal guidelines, and proposal form, and dates and times of informational webinars, are on the ARISS website.

Send questions to ariss.us.education@gmail.com.

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IARU Region 1 UHF & Up Contest October 04, 2019 No comments

The IARU Region 1 UHF & Up Contest will be held this weekend on 5 and 6 October 2019. The contest starts at 14.00 UTC. You are kindly invited to p... Read more

FCC Dismisses Three Petitions for Rule Making Filed by Radio Amateurs October 04, 2019 No comments

The FCC has dismissed petitions for rule making filed in 2018 by three radio amateurs. All of the petitions were put on public notice earlier this yea... Read more

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Jamboree on the Air (JOTA) Registration is “On Track” October 04, 2019 No comments

With just a couple of weeks to go before Scouting’s Jamboree on the Air (JOTA) event on October 18 – 20, JOTA Coordinator Jim Wilson, K5ND, reports th... Read more

California declares Ham Radio no longer a benefit, severs ties across the state. October 03, 2019 No comments

The California state government through an unelected official has severed ties to ham radio repeater owners throughout the state. putting countless li... Read more

ARISS Invites Proposals to Host Ham Radio Contacts with Space Station Crew October 03, 2019 No comments

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Elmering with YouTube: Forum from Albuquerque Duke City Hamfest (#222) October 02, 2019 No comments

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The QuirkyQRP SlinkTenna Review October 02, 2019 No comments

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Australian Regulator Reinstates US Amateur Radio License Reciprocity October 01, 2019 No comments

The Wireless Institute of Australia (WIA) reports Australia’s communications regulator ACMA is reinstating the reciprocal arrangement for US Amateur R... Read more

Belarus Team Dominates 16th IARU High-Speed Telegraphy World Championship October 01, 2019 No comments

The team from Belarus dominated the 16th High-Speed Telegraphy (HST) World Championship in mid-September, sponsored by the International Amateur Radio... Read more

Adjustiwave Antenna – 80m through 2m September 30, 2019 No comments

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Hurricane Lorenzo – Azores [ FREQUENCIES ] September 30, 2019 No comments

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Elecraft K4 European Release Date and Pricing Update at UK Hamfest 2019 September 30, 2019 No comments

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SmartSDR for iOS v3.4.01 Now Available September 29, 2019 No comments

FlexRadio Systems announces the release of SmartSDR for iOS v3.4.01 is now available for download or update from the Apple App Store. This App require... Read more

ANS-272 AMSAT News Service Bulletins for September 29 September 29, 2019 No comments

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2m 7 Element OWL-GT Super-Light Yagi September 28, 2019 No comments

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National Club of the Year 2018 winners announced September 28, 2019 No comments

Anna Clarke | September 28, 2019 At the National Hamfest on 28 September 2019 we announced the winners of the RSGB National Club of the Year 2018. We... Read more

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Amateur radio users help scientists study space weather

QRZ - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 11:25
As noticed in the recent issue of the ARRL Contest Update,

http://www.earthmagazine.org/article...-space-weather

Naysayers against radio sport-contesting, DX pile-ups or rapid-fire casual operating should be somewhat mollified knowing that it floods the RBN with useful data points that are being harvested for scientific study!

Quote from article -

"These kinds of contributions, along with emergency communication, education and promotion of international goodwill, are why governments have reserved frequencies for Ham users in the first place. This is just one more way Hams can help, Frissell says: “Anyone at home can go set one of these receivers up and contribute back into science.”

73 de John - WØPV

Dual-Band Handheld Giveaway from AmericanRadioSupply.com

QRZ - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 20:05
AmericanRadioSupply.com is giving away a Wouxun KG-UV8D 'Dual-Band' Handheld Amateur Radio this Saturday, July 18, 2015. Details here: http://bit.ly/1CCRaiq or at www.go2ars.com

Dual-Band Handheld Giveaway from AmericanRadioSupply.com

QRZ - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 20:05
AmericanRadioSupply.com is giving away a Wouxun KG-UV8D 'Dual-Band' Handheld Amateur Radio this Saturday, July 18, 2015. Details here: http://bit.ly/1CCRaiq or at www.go2ars.com

Introducing the NEW BCH-220 Handheld Radio

QRZ - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 16:56
July 14 2015
BridgeCom Systems, Inc
Phone:(816)532-8451 E-Mail: tim@BridgeComSystems.com
Contact: Tim King


Introducing the BCH-220Handheld Radio


Bridgecom Systems, Inc ispleased to announce the availability of a 220 MHz Handheld radio tothe amateur radio market.

Introducing the BCH-220Handheld radio. It operates between 222-225 MHz, 1.25m, and features userselectable 5 or 2 Watts. Other features included: LCD Display, DTMFKeypad, 199 channels, 50 CTCSS/105 DCS, durable, good battery life,light weight at 230 grams and it is a perfect size to fit in the palmof your hand. For a full list of features and a specs visithttp://www.bridgecomsystems.com/products/bch-220 or call816-532-8451.


Bridgecom Systems, Inc. wasestablished in 2004 and is located in Smithville, MO. We specializein the development of communications equipment for land mobile radioand remote monitoring industries. Our first product to market was ananalog FM community repeater available in both UHF and VHF. Sincethat time, we developed an LTR controller and a new repeater seriescalled the BCR available in UHF, 220 MHz and VHF. Bridgecom Systemssignature product is called TL-NET. TL-NET is a multi-site wide arealinking product that links RF sites including: LTR, conventional,digital, P25 and more. As a third-party developer for MOTOTRBOproducts, TL-NET also allows for various enhancements to MOTOTRBOdigital repeaters operating in IP-Site connect mode.


In addition, we offerconcept to reality engineering for your design and manufacturingneeds. Our services include electronic and software engineering andcomplete turn-key communication solutions.
As the industry evolves weare committed to developing outstanding products that meet ourcustomers' needs.


BridgeCom Systems, Inc
102 NE State Route 92 Hwy,Ste C
Smithville, MO 64089
www.BridgeComSystems.com
(816)532-8451

Introducing the NEW BCH-220 Handheld Radio

QRZ - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 16:56
July 14 2015
BridgeCom Systems, Inc
Phone:(816)532-8451 E-Mail: tim@BridgeComSystems.com
Contact: Tim King


Introducing the BCH-220Handheld Radio


Bridgecom Systems, Inc ispleased to announce the availability of a 220 MHz Handheld radio tothe amateur radio market.

Introducing the BCH-220Handheld radio. It operates between 222-225 MHz, 1.25m, and features userselectable 5 or 2 Watts. Other features included: LCD Display, DTMFKeypad, 199 channels, 50 CTCSS/105 DCS, durable, good battery life,light weight at 230 grams and it is a perfect size to fit in the palmof your hand. For a full list of features and a specs visithttp://www.bridgecomsystems.com/products/bch-220 or call816-532-8451.


Bridgecom Systems, Inc. wasestablished in 2004 and is located in Smithville, MO. We specializein the development of communications equipment for land mobile radioand remote monitoring industries. Our first product to market was ananalog FM community repeater available in both UHF and VHF. Sincethat time, we developed an LTR controller and a new repeater seriescalled the BCR available in UHF, 220 MHz and VHF. Bridgecom Systemssignature product is called TL-NET. TL-NET is a multi-site wide arealinking product that links RF sites including: LTR, conventional,digital, P25 and more. As a third-party developer for MOTOTRBOproducts, TL-NET also allows for various enhancements to MOTOTRBOdigital repeaters operating in IP-Site connect mode.


In addition, we offerconcept to reality engineering for your design and manufacturingneeds. Our services include electronic and software engineering andcomplete turn-key communication solutions.
As the industry evolves weare committed to developing outstanding products that meet ourcustomers' needs.


BridgeCom Systems, Inc
102 NE State Route 92 Hwy,Ste C
Smithville, MO 64089
www.BridgeComSystems.com
(816)532-8451

Episode 4: 100 Watts and a Wire with Christian Cudnik, K0STH is Posted!

QRZ - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 14:46
In this episode we re-cap a week chock-full of on-air activity, the trials and tribulations of Christian's antenna work and Katie's upcoming trip to W1AW.

http://100wattsandawire.com/100-watt...of-the-willing

73!

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Fans of 'Ham Nation' may recognize Christian, KØSTH from his work as the host of the "New Ham" segment.

'100 Watts and a Wire' is a program celebrating amateur radio through the eyes of a 'new' ham.

The show will feature topical conversation and interviews, news and an entertaining look at the adventures of a ham trying to figure it all out. We'll explore the interesting layers of this diverse hobby and service.

'100 Watts and a Wire' is perfect for those who are new to ham radio, their Elmer’s, the seasoned radio operator and the technically curious crowd.

You don't have to spend a fortune to get on the air and have fun!

Join Emmy winner Christian Cudnik, KØSTH and Katie Allen, WY7YL for an inside a look at the world of amateur radio.

Episode 4: 100 Watts and a Wire with Christian Cudnik, K0STH is Posted!

QRZ - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 14:46
In this episode we re-cap a week chock-full of on-air activity, the trials and tribulations of Christian's antenna work and Katie's upcoming trip to W1AW.

http://100wattsandawire.com/100-watt...of-the-willing

73!

---------

Fans of 'Ham Nation' may recognize Christian, KØSTH from his work as the host of the "New Ham" segment.

'100 Watts and a Wire' is a program celebrating amateur radio through the eyes of a 'new' ham.

The show will feature topical conversation and interviews, news and an entertaining look at the adventures of a ham trying to figure it all out. We'll explore the interesting layers of this diverse hobby and service.

'100 Watts and a Wire' is perfect for those who are new to ham radio, their Elmer’s, the seasoned radio operator and the technically curious crowd.

You don't have to spend a fortune to get on the air and have fun!

Join Emmy winner Christian Cudnik, KØSTH and Katie Allen, WY7YL for an inside a look at the world of amateur radio.

QSO Today Podcast Ep 49 - Glen Popiel - KW5GP - Arduino for Ham Radio

QRZ - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 14:04
When it comes to building ham radio projects using the Arduino microcontroller, the best person to call is Glen Popiel, KW5GP, author of Arduino for Ham Radio, published by the ARRL. Like many hams, Glen was into computers early and now applies those computer skills to new and fascinating ham radio projects. KW5GP is Eric, 4Z1UG’s, guest on QSO Today.

Show Notes: http://www.qsotoday.com/podcasts/kw5gp
Podcast Link: http://goo.gl/9hXSNb
iTunes Store: http://goo.gl/CvLNmV
Stitcher: http://goo.gl/uhf1XZ

QSO Today Podcast Ep 49 - Glen Popiel - KW5GP - Arduino for Ham Radio

QRZ - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 14:04
When it comes to building ham radio projects using the Arduino microcontroller, the best person to call is Glen Popiel, KW5GP, author of Arduino for Ham Radio, published by the ARRL. Like many hams, Glen was into computers early and now applies those computer skills to new and fascinating ham radio projects. KW5GP is Eric, 4Z1UG’s, guest on QSO Today.

Show Notes: http://www.qsotoday.com/podcasts/kw5gp
Podcast Link: http://goo.gl/9hXSNb
iTunes Store: http://goo.gl/CvLNmV
Stitcher: http://goo.gl/uhf1XZ

Episode 6 of Podcast YHAMRADIO, enjoy!

QRZ - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 07:30
It is with great pleasure We present one of the legends in Amateur Radio here in New Mexico for episode 6 "YHAMRADIO". Don Grab (K5BIS) talks about "Y" He got into Ham Radio. Enjoy!


You can find it at http://www.w5mhg.com/yhamradiio/

or
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yC3e9jyh500

Episode 6 of Podcast YHAMRADIO, enjoy!

QRZ - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 07:30
It is with great pleasure We present one of the legends in Amateur Radio here in New Mexico for episode 6 "YHAMRADIO". Don Grab (K5BIS) talks about "Y" He got into Ham Radio. Enjoy!


You can find it at http://www.w5mhg.com/yhamradiio/

or
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yC3e9jyh500
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