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.
by: Macy Jenkins
SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Back in January, it became illegal to hold your cell phone while driving. But now some drivers say the law unfairly targets radio users as well and they want that to change.
“I’m driving down the road and talking on this radio,” said Norm Lucas, holding his high frequency radio microphone. “Doing that simple act while driving is a $20 ticket.”
RadioShack is, once again, bankrupt and all of its locations that aren’t being converted to Sprint stores are potentially on the chopping block. A new court filing has finally revealed which of the nearly 200 Shacks will be closing in the immediate future.
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Saturday April 1, 2017. Time: Various throughout the day (assignment times vary)
Fresno, CA and outlying areas.
To provide health and safety communications between rest stops and event coordinator.
~18+ communications volunteers.
Contact Rob Mavis for more details and if you wish to volunteer. Sign up online by clicking: California Classic 2017 Comm Volunteer Signup
Rob Mavis AE6GE – 559-272-6791 or email@example.com
By Pippi Mayfield
DULUTH — They are considered the last line of communication. When everything else fails, they can bridge the communication gap and connect people.
Doug Nelson and Dave Miller are just two of the 750,000 registered amateur radio — better known as ham radio — users.
Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) reports it has met a major milestone and now is “one giant step” closer to flying its new interoperable radio system to the International Space Station. Eventual plans call for installing a new JVC Kenwood TM-D710GA-based radio system on the station as part of an overall approach that will allow greater interoperability between the Columbus module and the Russian Service Module.
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, and it took effect on January 1, amending §23123.5 of the state’s Vehicle Code.
Publicly funded art installation makes dialing around planet a visceral experience
by: James Careless
OTTAWA — Imagine being able to spin an image of the earth on your computer screen, tuning into radio feeds that pop up as you move across the planet’s surface. You can, using the Radio Garden website (http://radio.garden/).
|Source stations show up as green dots and on a multi-page menu at lower right.
Credit: Radio Garden
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