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FEMA schedules next EAS National Test for August 7 and it will be entirely over the air.

Details are starting to come in about the next national EAS Test will be held on August 7 (backup, August 21) at 2:20PM EDT.

This test will be different than previous tests as IPAWS will not be used. The tests will originate from the Primary Entry Point (PEP) stations. This test will focus on over-the-air reception of alerts in the event that the internet is not available. This test will use the all-zeros (000000) FIPS code.

Video: A Potential Amateur Radio Allocation At 8 Meters?

Michelle Bradley, KU3N on behalf of REC Networks has filed a Petition for Rulemaking with the FCC to open an inquiry to request a new amateur radio allocation in the 8 meter band at 40.51 to 40.70 MHz.

This spectrum was recently awarded to amateurs in Ireland and several Region 1 nations currently have allocations or specially authorized beacons in this band.

See the REC filing on our filings page: https://recnet.com/filings

View the proposed bandplan for Ireland: https://www.irts.ie/dnloads/Irish_8m_5m_band_plans.pdf 

Once an RM number is assigned (if they assign one), then comments will be accepted for 30 days.

This proposal will get pushback from the NTIA. I expect this, but if we can get an understanding on this band similar to like what we have on 60 meters, we have an opportunity for a new band for transatlantic digital modes between 10 and 6 meters.

Video: 2019 Delmarva Hamfest and My Say on RM-11828 (ARRL Techs on HF Petition)

From the Delaware ARRL Convention and Delmarva Radiocommunication Hamfest - April 2019. 

Includes the ARRL Atlantic Division Director, W3TOM defending why the ARRL is giving up on the incentive licensing system and allowing Technician class to have HF phone privileges with this delusion that they may actually want to upgrade to General "to get more power".

Watch his comments, along with mine in Pop-Up Video format.. 

Also, check out all of the boat anchors, STEM projects and other neat stuff this year at our little but lovely hamfest!

REC files comments in LPFM/NCE Comparative Review and Public Notice proceedings

Today, REC Networks had filed separate comments in two different proceedings before the Federal Communications Commission.

MB Docket 19-3 calls for some changes in the comparative review process for noncommercial educational (NCE) and Low Power FM (LPFM) broadcast stations. This Notice of Proposed Rulemaking called for the following:

FCC further clarifies that LPFM stations are required to carry pre- and post- filing announcements

REC has been contacted by Albert Shuldnier, Audio Division Chief to notify us that the Bureau has reviewed the issue of on-air public notice of renewal notices. The new interpretation is that §311(a)(1) of the Communications Act requires this public notice and that LPFM can't be exempt from a provision in the Communications Act.

Therefore, the new opinion of the Commission's Media Bureau is that LPFM stations ARE REQUIRED TO CARRY PRE AND POST FILING ANNOUNCEMENTS.

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