The FCC has placed three Amateur Radio-related Petitions for Rule Making (PRMs) on public notice and has invited comments.
Jerry Oxendine, K4KWH, of Gastonia, North Carolina, wants the FCC to clarify that state and localities should have no authority to regulate Amateur Radio with respect to enacting “distracted driving” statutes. In his Petition for Rule Making, now designated as RM-11833, Oxendine contends 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 hinders emergency operations using mobile equipment.
Cosmonauts on the International Space Station will transmit slow-scan television (SSTV) images on April 1 – 2 as part of its International MAI-75 experiment, aimed at combining the efforts of universities and radio amateurs in Russia and the US to develop technology and technical tools that enable students to communicate and collaborate with cosmonauts and astronauts.
SSTV images will be transmitted on 145.800 MHz using a Kenwood TM-D710 transceiver. It’s expected that images will be transmitted using the PD-120 SSTV format. Transmissions are scheduled on both days from about 1400 to about 1900 UTC. Listen to the ISS when it is over Russia using the R4UAB WebSDR— Thanks to R4UAB
Mark your calendars for March 23, 2019. The CARP Amateur Radio and Electronics Swap Meet returns and at a new location. Keep a watch on the K6ARP.org website for more details as they come available. Please RSVP if you plan on selling.
Talk-in will be on the CARP repeater 147.675 – 141.3.
Saturday, March 23, 2019, 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
Hunt Residence 8083 E Olive Ave Fresno, CA 93727-9518 (Olive/DeWolf)
Buyers/Sellers enter parking area off Olive Ave
Additional Seller Space across street
Please fill out the RSVP form if you plan to sell.
CARP Items for Sale
BridgeCom Systems BCR-50V (136-174 MHz) VHF Repeater – $900
ZCZC AG09 QST de W1AW ARRL Bulletin 9 ARLB009 From ARRL Headquarters Newington CT March 15, 2019 To all radio amateurs
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Those interested in posting brief comments on Petitions for Rulemaking (PRMs) to the FCC, such as the ARRL Technician Enhancement proposal (RM-11828) using the Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS) should access FCC Electronic Comment Filing System Express at, https://www.fcc.gov/ecfs/filings/express .
The FCC has invited public comments on ARRL’s 2018 Petition for Rule Making, now designated as RM-11828, which asks the FCC to expand HF privileges for Technician licensees to include limited phone privileges on 75, 40, and 15 meters, plus RTTY and digital mode privileges on 80, 40, 15, and 10 meters.
This is an innovative web delivered resource that allows amateurs to investigate, identify and hopefully resolve the most common issues that affect the hobby, that is increasing Interference.
Chris VK3QB one of the developers of this resource said, “For the first time and in one place, QRM.guru provides a coordinated set of resources and self-help for amateurs to find out about QRM issues and techniques in resolving them.”
The site is accessed by getting on line to QRM.guru/ and clicking “start here” along the top.
QRM.guru is a project of RASA and has been designed as a free resource for all, in the spirit that is Amateur Radio.
Here is your opportunity to make a QSO with a skydiver and receive a one-of-a-kind QSL card.
For 9 years a small groups of hams, and a few skydivers who are also hams, have come together to bring you this fun, exciting, and unique way to make a ham radio contact. The skydiver will jump out of a plane from approximately 13,000 feet and deploy his canopy right away to utilize the altitude. Attached to the skydiver is a payload jam packed with amateur radio equipment. Not only will you be able to make 2 meter simplex contacts but you will also be able to track each skydiver via APRS but watch it all unfold from live steaming video.