July Meeting Successful


Posted Jul 22, 2014 by aj4mq
2014-07 DBARA

Another Successful Meeting. more than 45 in attendance!

Topics Covered:

Hopefully I will get a more detailed report to post. -AJ4MQ

FEMA and ARRL Sign Agreement; FEMA Administrator Calls Ham Radio “Resilient”


Posted Jul 21, 2014 by ARRL

The ARRL and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have announced a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) that will enhance cooperation between the League and FEMA in the area of disaster communication. FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate, KK4INZ, and ARRL President Kay Craigie, N3KN, signed the agreement July 18 during the ARRL National Centennial Convention at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, Connecticut.

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Practice makes perfect


Posted Jul 18, 2014 by VIEWPOINT
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Radio operators Art Petteway, left, and Daryl Peterson, both of Port Orange, practice their skills during the Daytona Beach CERT Amateur Radio Club 2014 ARRL (Amateur Radio Relay League) Field Day at the Daytona Beach Police Department on Saturday, June 28th.

Viewpoint, Front Page, Friday, July 18th, 2014 - Hometown News

What is HR 4969?


Posted Jul 16, 2014 by ARRL
In June, 2014 with Congressman Adam Kinzinger (IL-16) as the sponsor and Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-2) as co-sponsor, HR 4969 - the "Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2014" - was introduced into the 113th Congress. This bipartisan effort would direct the FCC to extend the "reasonable accommodation" provisions for Amateur Radio antennas to include all types of land-use regulation, including deed restrictions and restrictive covenants.

Read more at: http://www.arrl.org/hr-4969

Video on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10152366063787408&fref=nf

Gov. Rick Scott Issues Proclamation


Posted Jul 02, 2014 by KG4HBN
Florida Gov. Rick Scott has issued a Amateur Radio Week Proclamation.

http://arrl-nfl.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Amateur-radio-week.pdf

Petition for rulemaking - PRM14WT


Posted Jul 02, 2014 by KG4HBN

Mark L Friedlander
10:32 AM (22 hours ago)

Folks,
I know many of us own radios such as the Baofeng HTs that are capable of transmitting on both Amateur and GMRS frequencies.
The FCC rule addressing the legality of using this type of radio for GMRS says:
§95.129 Station equipment.

Every station in a GMRS system must use transmitters the FCC has certificated for use in the GMRS. Write to any FCC Field Office to find out if a particular transmitter has been certificated for the GMRS. All station equipment in a GMRS system must comply with the technical rules in part 95.
[63 FR 68975, Dec. 14, 1998]

.I think it would facilitate emergency communications with CERT groups and other EmComm workers if we could eliminate the need to check with the FCC for each radio. Doing so would also minimize confusion about the permissibility of Ham operators using their radios for transmitting on both services.

For these and other reasons I have submitted to the FCC a Petition for Rulemaking. Here’s a link to the document. http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/comment/view?id=6017689262 The petition is one of several other filings including in proceeding PRM14WT and my petition has been marked “WTB 14-11″

Based on http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/granule/CFR-2001-title47-vol1/CFR-2001-title47-vol1-sec1-401/content-detail.html I believe that the FCC accepts comments at this point.

If you agree with the petition, I’d appreciate you filing comments in support of it athttp://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/upload/display?z=bhpmo

Thank you and 73,
Mark KV4I

KB6NU's Column


Posted Jun 30, 2014 by KB6NU
KB6NUNew hams are different
By Dan Romanchik, KB6NU

This is going to be a bit of a ramble, but I need to get some thoughts down about new hams, and maybe get some feedback on these ideas from both new hams and guys that have been around for a while....

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Field Day... Success?


Posted Jun 30, 2014 by aj4mq

Well, I worked my tail off all weekend, so I missed out on something I was really hoping to make it to, so I am hoping someone will give me a report of what happened. send photos to jeff@aj4mq.com (I've got the room, but check your e-mail limitations.)

Unfortunately, I didn't seen the Radio signs when I passed by at 5 in the morning, but we seemed to be competing with a huge Gun Show sign at our entrance this year. go figure.

... Anyone?

Wolfie hits 100 successful testing sessions!


Posted Jun 17, 2014 by aj4mq
Today's testing session went about the same as the last 99, Individuals interested in Amateur Radio or upgrading their license were successful!

Today, 9 took the test, and 8 were successful. We hope the 9th will return soon for another attempt!

Congrats, Wolfie for 100 Successful Testing Sessions!



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