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New FCC Chairman

New FCC Chairman, Ajit Pai, Offers Praise for H.R. 555, Other Telecoms Bills Newly designated FCC Chairman Ajit Pai (see below) praised the House action on H.R. 555 and other telecommunications-related legislation that cleared the chamber on Monday. “I want…

Amateur radio Parity Act

New Amateur Radio Parity Act Bill

New “Amateur Radio Parity Act” Bill Introduced in US House of Representatives H.R. 555 — a new “Amateur Radio Parity Act” bill — has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill’s language is identical to that of…

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FCC Dismisses Two Petitions from Radio Amateurs

FCC says ‘no’ to granting Novice and Advanced licensees higher privileges. The FCC has turned down two petitions filed in 2016, each seeking similar changes in the Part 97 Amateur Service rules. James Edwin Whedbee, N0ECN, of Gladstone, Missouri, had asked…

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More bureaucratic nonsense from the FCC

FCC Denies Expert Linears’ Request for Waiver of 15 dB Rule, Petition Pending. The FCC has denied a request by Expert Linears America LLC to waive §97.317(a)(2) of the Amateur Service rules limiting amplifier gain. Expert, of Magnolia, Texas, distributes…

Amateur Radio Parity Act

Amateur Radio Parity Act dies in the Senate

ARRL Vows Continued Pursuit of the Amateur Radio Parity Act in the 115th Congress. Thanks to a single senator, Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL). What a shame… Arrl statement: ——————————————- The Amateur Radio Parity Act, H.R. 1301, died an unbefitting death…

Amateur radio Parity Act

Is the Amateur Radio Parity Act Bill in Trouble?

Current status of the Amateur Radio Parity Act bill as posted on QRZ.com by Frank Howell, K4FMH. With the push by the ARRL on contacting your Senators now out in emails and their webpage, I thought I’d touch base with my Senator,…

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FCC closes offices, cuts staff

But the FCC says enforcement will be aggressive! Really? As published in the ARRL Letter, arrl.org: FCC Special Counsel Laura Smith Says Amateur Enforcement Will Be Aggressive FCC Special Counsel Laura Smith told a standing-room-only audience at the ARRL Pacific Division…

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Is the Technician license class too easy?

Do you think the current Technician Class license exam is too easy? Too hard? Not covering topics it should be? Now’s your chance to suggest changes. The Question Pool Committee of the National Council of Volunteer Examiner Coordinators is seeking input…