Amateur Radio Newsline™ Report 1908 - March 7 2014

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Amateur Radio Newsline report number 1908 with a release date of
March 7, 2014 to follow in 5-4-3-2-1.

The following is a QST.

200 tiny satellites to be orbited in one launch this month; the ARRL
requests member comments on digital High Frequency operations; the
IARU announces the theme for Amateur Radio Day 2014; the FCC issues
some stiff fines to cable-casters that broadcast a commercial with
EAS tones; an Oregon ARES group donates a ham station to a mobile
response clinic and a United States ham is honored for expanding the
Summits on the Air program to this nation.  All this and more on
Amateur Radio Newsline report number 1908 coming your way right now:

Billboard Here

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HAM RADIO IN SPACE:  LAUNCH OF TWO HUNDRED 437 MHZ PICO-SATELLITES
SLATED FOR MARCH 16

200 tiny satellites will soon launch skyward for a short stay in
space.  Amateur radio Newsline's Bruce Tennant K6PZW, is here with
the details:

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The largest ever launch of micro-satellites operating in the 437 MHz
band is planned for March 16th.  That's when some 200 tiny Sprite
satellites on the SpaceX Falcon 9 CRS 3 mission.

A Sprite is a tiny, 3.5 by 3.5 cm, single-board spacecraft that was
developed by Zac Manchester, KD2BHC.  It has a micro-controller,
radio, and solar cells and is capable of carrying single-chip
sensors.  These might include thermometers, magnetometers,
gyroscopes, accelerometers and the like.

The 200 Sprites will be carried in a CubeSat called KickSat.  They
are stacked atop a spring-loaded pusher and secured by a nichrome
burn wire system.  On reaching orbit KickSat will perform a de-tumble
maneuver and establish communication with Cornell University's ground
station.  After check-out, the spacecraft will be put in a sun-
pointing attitude and spun up to maintain that attitude.  Then a
command signal from the ground station will then trigger the
deployment and the Sprites will be released as free-flying
spacecraft.   These micro birds will be placed into a 325 by 315
kilometer  51.5 degree inclination orbit.  After deployment,
telemetry and sensor measurements from the individual Sprites will be
received through Cornell's ground station in Ithaca, NY, as well as
several other amateur ground stations around the world.

All of the 200 Sprites operate on a single frequency of 437.240 MHz
and use Code Division Multiple Access.  The transmitter runs only 10
milliwatts transmitting Minimum Shift Keying modulated with binary
data.  Each data bit is modulated as a 511 bit Pseudo-Random Number
sequence.

Due to the low orbit Sprites will have a short lifetime before they
re-enter the atmosphere and burn up. In the best-case scenario the
orbital lifetime could be six weeks but realistically it may be
considerably shorter depending on atmospheric conditions.  And while
likely short lived these 200 sprites will be making the space
adventure of a lifetime for many experimenters come true.

For the Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Bruce Tennant, K6PZW, in Los
Angeles.

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You should be able to watch the mission live on NASA TV at
tinyurl.com/sprite-launch

(KickSat project, NASA, Southgate, others)

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HAM RADIO IN SPACE:  CUBESATS DEPLOYED FROM THE ISS

As we wait for the 200 sprite megamission comes word that ham radio
has a number of new microbirds on-orbit.  On Friday, February 28th
astronaut Koichi Wakata,  KC5ZTA deployed a batch of amateur radio
CubeSats from the International Space Station.  These include
LituanicaSAT-1, LitSat-1, ArduSat-2 , UAPSAT and the 915 MHz SkyCube.

There is yet another amateur radio Cubesat still on the ISS.  Its the
Peruvian built Chasqui-1 which was launched to the space station on
February 5th.  It is understood that this bird is scheduled to be
hand-deployed during a future Russian space walk.

(ANS)

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RADIO POLITICS:  ARRL BOARD REQUESTS MEMBER COMMENTS ABOUT DIGITAL
MODES

Meantime, here on the ground, the ARRL says that it is seeking
comments from its members concerning the use of digital modes
especially on the High Frequency bands.  Amateur Radio Newsline's
Heather Embee, KB3TZD, has the details:

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At its January 2014 ARRL Board of Directors meeting, a resolution was
passed which asked for member feedback and input pertaining to the
increasing popularity of data modes.  The information gathered by
this investigation is to be used by the League's High Frequency Band
Planning Committee as a means to suggest ways to use our spectrum
efficiently so that these data modes may compatibly coexist with each
other.

As per the resolution, the ARRL Board of Directors is now reaching
out to the membership and requesting input and thoughtful feedback on
matters specific to digital mode operation on the HF bands.

According to the League's announcement, the feedback on this matter
may include, but is not limited to, the recent proposal the ARRL made
to the FCC in RM 11708.  This, regarding the elimination of the
symbol rate restrictions currently in effect.

The Board of Directors believes that member input in the decision
making process is both valuable and important as well as fostering a
more transparent organization.  It is to this end that they have
opened this dialogue.

For the Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Heather Embee, KB3TZD, in
Berwick, Pennsylvania.

--

Comments must be received no later than March 31, 2014 to be included
in the Committee's report to the Board at the July 2014 ARRL Board of
Directors meeting.  Please e-mail your comments to HF-Digital-
Bandplanning(at) arrl (dot) org

(ARRL)

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HAM HAPPENINGS:  THEME FOR 2014 AMATEUR RADIO DAY ANNOUNCED

The International Amateur Radio Union  Administrative Council has
designated "Amateur Radio: Your Gateway to Wireless Communication" as
the theme for World Amateur Radio Day 2014.  This ham radio holiday
is celebrated each year on April 18 to recognize the anniversary of
the founding of the International Amateur Radio Union in Paris,
France back in 1925.  The primary purpose of World Amateur Radio Day
is to focus a public spotlight on Amateur Radio and its benefits to
countries and communities. This year the International Amateur Radio
Union and its member-societies around the world will celebrate the
organization's 89th anniversary.

(ARRL, IARU, Southgate, others)

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ENFORCEMENT:  FCC PROPOSES ALMOST 2 MILLION DOLLAR IN FINES FOR
IMPROPER USE OF EAS TONES

The Federal Communications Commission has proposed massive fines
against cable television networks Viacom, ESPN, and NBC Universal,
This, for repeatedly transmitting an advertisement that misuses the
warning sounds of the nationwide Emergency Alert System.  Amateur
Radio Newsline's Stephan Kinford, N8WB, has more:

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The FCC's Enforcement Bureau had initiated a large scale
investigation in response to consumer complaints about a commercial
being transmitted on multiple cable networks that used EAS tones in
its content.  The complaints described it an advertisement promoting
the release of the film "Olympus has Fallen."

In response to the Bureau's Letters of Inquiry, each of the three
companies admitted that the commercial aired numerous times on
multiple national and regional networks under their control.  Also
that it used actual EAS codes and the Attention Signal to advertise
the film.

Now, as a result of the investigation, the FCC has issued an omnibus
Notice of Apparent Liability for a total of $1,930,000 to the
companies that breaks down in this way.  Seven Viacom-owned networks
transmitted the advertisement a total of 108 times over five days,
resulting in a proposed forfeiture of $1,120,000.  Three ESPN owned
networks transmitted the advertisement a total of 13 times over four
days, resulting in a proposed forfeiture of $280,000.  Finally, seven
NBC Universal owned cable networks transmitted the advertisement a
total of 38 times over a span of six days, resulting in a proposed
forfeiture of $530,000.

The FCC has long prohibited the transmission of actual or simulated
EAS Signals or tones in circumstances other than a real alert or an
authorized test of the EAS system.

For the Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Stephen Kinford, N8WB, reporting.

--

This case is the latest in a series of FCC enforcement actions to
address a recent increase in consumer complaints regarding the
illegal use of EAS alerting tones.  All three networks are expected
to file appeals.  (FCC, TV Technology, The Hill)

**

DX UP FRONT:  ZAMBIA

In DX up front, word that members of the Italian DXpedition Team will
be on the air from Zambia until March 17th using the call sign 9J2T.
They are reportedly active on 160 through 6 meters using CW , SSB
and RTTY.  QSL this operation via I2YSB either direct or on OQRS or
Logbook of the World.

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DX UP FRONT:  LICHTENSTEIN

Down the road a bit, DL4HTK and DO5AD will be on the air as HB0DRK
and HB0YRK, respectively, between May 4th to the 18th from
Liechtenstein.  Their operation will be on 80 through10 meters using
CW, SSB, PSK and RTTY.  QSL both callsigns via DL5DRK.  And we will
have more DX news for you near the end of this weeks bulletin.

**

BREAK 1

Time to identify your station.  We are the Amateur Radio Newsline,
heard on bulletin stations around the world, including the W8SRC
repeater serving Ann Arbor, Michigan

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RADIO LAW:  HAM RADIO ANTENNA RULES DEBATED IN POWAY CALIFORNIA

Working to comply with federal guidelines and recent court decisions,
the Poway, California, City Council has signaled its intent to ease
restrictions on local ham radio antenna installations.  Amateur Radio
Newsline's Bill Pasternak, WA6ITF, is in the newsroom with the
details:

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News reports out of San Diego say that at a recent meeting, the Poway
City Council directed its staff to prepare a draft ordinance that
will raise the height limit of antennas from 35 feet to 65 feet.  The
new rules should also make it easier and less expensive to obtain the
permits to erect a ham radio antenna and support structure.

The Federal Communications Commission licenses amateur radio
operators, but under PRB-1 gives municipalities some amount of
limited power to regulate antennas under local zoning rules.  Over
the years, that power has been shrinking in response to numerous
lawsuits brought against cities around the country.  While hams in
Poway have not taken any legal action they have spent the last decade
urging the city to change its rules. The council has been resistant,
hoping to keep what it calls unattractive antennas from scarring the
city's horizon and possibly lowering property values of homes near
such a structure.

Now Poway officials are changing their stance, most likely to protect
against future lawsuits and bring the city within federal guidelines.
According to a survey conducted by Poway officials, most San Diego
County cities have no height limit, and few, if any, permit
requirements,

Bob Manis is the Director of Developmental Services.  By contrast, he
told the council that Poway has some of the most stringent antenna
laws in the county, including a 35-foot height limit.  It also has a
permitting process that, among other things, requires neighbors be
notified if a new antenna is proposed.

But that appears to about to change.  According to the council it has
been concluded that a jurisdiction must make reasonable
accommodations for amateur radio operators and their antenna
installations.  And that's good news for hams living in the Poway
area.

For the Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Bill Pasternak, WA6ITF, in the
newsroom in Los Angeles.

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We will let you know the outcome of this proposed antenna ordnance
change in a future newscast.
More is on line at  http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2014/feb/19/poway-
council-ham-radio-antenna
(San Diego Union Tribune)

**

RESCUE RADIO:  FLORIDA GOVERNOR'S HURRICANE CONFERENCE

The 28th Annual Governor's Hurricane Conference will be held May 11
to the 16th at the Rosen Center Hotel and Orange County Convention
Center in Orlando, Florida.  This conference also features an
impressive presence of amateur radio and ARES members.  As plans for
Amateur Radio-related workshops and forums evolve, they will be
reported  in the ARRL's ARES E-Letter.  More information can be found
on the web at flghc.org.  (ARRL)

**

RESCUE RADIO:  HAMS DONATE GEAR TO MEDFORD OREGON MOBILE RESPONSE
TEAM

The La Clinica's Mobile Health Center in Medford, Oregon has gained
the added ability to communicate by radio during an emergency.  This
thanks to the generous donation of a portable amateur radio station
from Jackson County Amateur Radio Emergency Service. Amateur Radio
Newsline's Norm Seeley, KI7UP, has the latest:

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David Dismuke is the outreach coordinator for La Clinica.  He says
that the new ham radio station  was purchased through a grant from
the national Public Health Preparedness Program.  He says that it
will be stored with the mobile health center for use if an emergency
takes down other forms of communication.

The Jackson County Amateur Radio Emergency Service which made the
donation is an all-volunteer group of Medford area amateur radio
operators trained in emergency communications.  The group functions
under the Jackson County sheriff's volunteer program and reports to
the county emergency manager.  It operates using the services of the
Rogue Valley Manor K7RVM repeater on 147.00 MHz and has nearly two
dozen amateur radio stations placed throughout the county.  This
includes those set up at hospitals, fire stations, the county
Emergency Coordination Center, the health department and the 911
dispatch center.

The La Clinica Mobile Health Center team is part of Jackson County's
plan for responding to major emergencies.  The mobile health center
would not be part of the initial response, but could be called on in
the following days to provide health care services.

For the Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Norm Seeley, in Scottsdale,
Arizona.

--

The equipment donated by the Jackson County Amateur Radio Emergency
Service will help clinic workers remain connected in case of a
disaster and enable them to help send information to and from other
emergency responders.  More is on the web at tinyurl.com/medford-
radio-donation   (Mail Tribune)

**

RADIO BUSINESS:  HRD SOFTWARE ACQUIRES RIGHTS TO SAM CALLBOOK

HRD Software has announced that it has acquired the rights to the SAM
Callbook CD.  HRD says that it will honor the current subscriber base
and continue to send out the monthly CD's starting in March.

HRD says that it will also be developing a Windows interface for the
Callbook.  Windows 32, 64 bit and Windows RT versions are planned, as
well as incorporating the Callbook data into HRD Logbook.  This will
provide immediate downloads for United States and Canadian calls from
the internet inside of HRD Logbook.  More information about the SAM
Callbook CD will be on the HRD Website in late March.

HRD Software has also announced the release of Ham Radio Deluxe 6.2
Preview/Beta 2  This includes many fixes for issues the user-base has
found. The list of the fixes and enhancements for Beta 2. is on the
HRD website at www.ham-radio-deluxe.com.  (HRD Software)

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RADIO BUSINESS:  RADIO AMATEURS OF CANADA PARTNERS UP WITH RFINDER

Radio Amateurs of Canada and RFinder have announced a new business
agreement effective March 1st.   As of that date, Radio Amateurs of
Canada has endorsed RFinder as the official Worldwide Repeater
Directory for all Canadian amateur radio operators.

RFinder is described as a steadily growing worldwide repeater
directory.  In addition to single site machines RFinder also lists
IRLP, Echolink, AllStar, D-STAR, MotoTRBO and even Winlink
information in over 175 countries.

Canadian hams purchasing the RFinder application will financially
benefit the Radio Amateurs of Canada through the terms of this new
agreement.   (RAC, VA3GX/VE2HHH)

**

NAMES IN THE NEWS:  FCC TO APPOINT TRAVIS LEBLANC ACTING CHIEF OF
ENFORCEMENT

Some names in the news.  FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has announced his
intent to appoint Travis LeBlanc as acting Chief of the agency's
Enforcement Bureau.   LeBlanc previously served as a top deputy and
senior advisor to California Attorney General Kamala Harris where he
spent his time overseeing the office's complex operations and
activities.  This included but was not limited to issues involving
complex litigation and policy matters on a broad range of issues such
as technology regulation, telecommunications, high-tech crime, cyber-
security, privacy, intellectual property and antitrust.  During his
time with the Office of the California Attorney General, he
established and oversaw California's first high-tech crime and
privacy enforcement units.   He also secured global agreements with a
number of high-tech companies to protect consumer privacy, promote
online safety and respect intellectual property rights.   (FCC)

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NAMES IN THE NEWS:  US HAM HONORED FOR EXPANDING SOTA PROGRAM

Guy Hamblen, N7UN, who has been recognized for his work in helping to
establish the popular Summits on the Air or SOTA award program in the
United States.  Hamblen was selected by the Summits on the Air
Management Team to receive the SOTA Sherpa Award which presented
annually and is sponsored by SOTA Beams.  This is an outdoor radio
specialist.  The award consists of a handsome certificate and some
store credit at the SOTA Beams online shop.  (SOTA)

**

HAM HAPPENINGS:  SE VHF SOCITY CONFERENCE APRIL 25 - 26

Turning to happenings in the world of amateur radio, the 2014
Southeastern VHF Society Conference will be held  on April 25th and
26th at the Hilton Atlanta Northeast in the Atlanta suburb of
Norcross, Georgia.   The conference will kick off with a luncheon on
Friday.   During the conference there will be seminars, sessions as
well as noise figure testing and antenna testing.  A banquet with
speaker on Saturday evening to close the festivities.  For further
information on speakers, agenda, etc.  please check this link
svhfs.org/conference.html  (W4KXY)

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HAM HAPPENINGS:  CHARLESTON W.VA. HAMFEST - MARCH 15

And if you happen to be in or around this are on Saturday, March
15th, then you are cordiality invited to attend the 30th Annual ARRL
Charleston West Virginia  Hamfest.  This event will take place from 9
AM to 2 PM local time at the Coonskin Armory, 1707 Coonskin Drive in
Charleston, West Virginia.  Admission is only $6 at the gate and ham
radio exams will be administered by a V-E Testing Team at 12:30 P.M..
For info contact this reporter, Jim Damron N8TMW by e-mail to n8tmw
(at) arrl (dot) net.  I hope to meet some of you there.   (Charleston
W. VA. Hamfest)

**

BREAK 2

This is the Amateur Radio Newsline, heard on bulletin stations around
the world including the volunteer services of the following radio
amateur.

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THE CHANGING OF THE GUARD:  PAST ARRL GENERAL MANAGER, QST EDITOR
JOHN HUNTOON, W1RW - (SK)

The changing of the guard continues with the sad news that former
ARRL General Manager and QST Editor John Huntoon, W1RW, became a
Silent Key on February 23rd at the age of 97.  Huntoon of East
Hartford, Connecticut, served as ARRL Secretary and General Manager
from 1961 until 1975.   A Full Charter Life Member of ARRL, he also
was the Secretary of the International Amateur Radio Union and Editor
of QST.

John Huntoon was an Illinois native who became interested in radio
and electronics as a youngster and he obtained the amateur radio call
of W9KJY in 1932, while he was still in high school.  Soon he was
deeply involved in traffic handling and becoming very proficient in
radiotelegraphy.  In 1936 he was elected Illinois Section
Communications Manager which was the forerunner of the current
Section Manager position.  He also served as Secretary of the Chicago
Area Radio Club Council.

Following his tenure as ARRL General Manager,  Mr. Huntoon served as
ARRL treasurer from 1976 until 1980.  He also was active in the
Quarter Century Wireless Association and was on its board of
directors. His daughter said he remained active in the QCWA until
recently.  (ARRL)

**

EMERGING TECHNOLOGY:  MDSR V2.8 SOFTWARE NOW AVAILABLE

Modulator Demodulator Software Radio or MDSR has upgraded its
software to bring radio amateurs the best audio quality out of your
existing analog rig.  This, by turning it into an Intermediate
Frequency Software Defined Radio.

According to the MDSR team, a simple and reversible modification on
many analog transceivers is all it takes to connect the down
converter to a  sound card of the computer running Windows XP, Vista,
7, 8.  MDSR works with any symmetrical HF transceiver.  Best of all
the MDSR version 2.8 software is free to use for amateur radio
operators.  More about it is at tinyurl.com/mdsr-2014.  Just click on
MDSR kit and Installation.  (MDSR Team)

**

HAM RADIO IN SPACE:  SA AMSAT EXPANDS ITS SCHOOL'S SATELLITE PROJECT

South Africa AMSAT has expanded its call for schools to submit
proposals for small scientific projects to be included in the
KLETSkous CubeSat project.  Each proposal will be evaluated and the
five most original and practical ones will be selected to build a
prototype. The school projects selected to build prototypes will be
invited to make a brief presentation at the South Africa AMSAT Space
Symposium to be held on May 23rd at the Innovation Hub in Pretoria.
The closing date for proposals is 31 March 2014.  More about this
project is at amsatsa.org.za.  (SARL)

**

ON THE AIR:  AMERICAN LEGION AMATEUR RADIO CLUB TO CELEBRATE LEGION'S
95TH BIRTHDAY WITH SPECIAL EVENT STATION

The American Legion Amateur Radio Club will operate special event
station K9TAL on Saturday, March 15th between1400 to 2100 UTC.  This
to commemorate the 95th anniversary of the American Legion.  The
primary frequency to look for K9TAL will be 14.275 MHz.  A full color
certificate will be available to those who work and QSL K9TAL.  More
information is on the web at www (dot) legion (dot) org / hamradio.
(TALARC)

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ON THE AIR:  K5B TO COMMEMORATE BATAAN DEATH MARCH

The Mesilla Valley Radio Club of Las Cruces, New Mexico will be
operating Special Events Station K5B on March 23rd,  This in
conjunction with the 25th Annual Bataan Memorial Death March Marathon
event to be held at the nearby White Sands Missile Range.  K5B will
be operating as near as possible to 21.337, 14.330, 7.225, and 3.893
MHz as band conditions permit.  Those QSLing with a self addressed
stamped envelope will receive a commemorative card in return. More
information about the event is available at www (dot) n5bl (dot) org
/ bataan.  (WB4AEJ)

**

ON THE AIR:  TESLA MEMORIAL HF CW CONTEST MARCH 8 - 9

And while a bit of short notice, the 2014 Tesla Memorial Contest will
be held March 8th starting 18:00 UTC and ending at 8:00 UTC on the
9th.  The competition is open to operators world-wide.  Participants
must use CW only on the 80 meter band.  Points are awarded for
distance between stations.  For full details are at tinyurl.com/tesla-
memorial.  (IRTS)

**

DX

In DX, DD5ZZ is now active as 8P9BZ from Dover Beach, Barbados and
will be there through March 13th.   His activity is holiday style on
40 through  10 meters using mainly the digital modes.  QSL to DD5ZZ
either direct or via the DARC QSL Bureau.

ZS6AYU will once again be active as C91GR from Mozambique between
March 16th through the 19th.  His operation  will be holiday style on
40 through 10 meters using CW only at 350 watts into a Cushcraft
R7000 vertical.  QSL via ZS6AYU either direct or via the bureau.

DL7DF will lead a team of operators to activate Sri Lanka between
March 10th and the 23rd.  Activity will be on 160-6 meters using
several stations operating CW and SSB. One station will be
exclusively dedicated to RTTY, PSK31 and SSTV.   They will upload the
full logs of the DXpedition to Logbook of the World within 6 months
after the DXpedition.  QSL via DL7DF, direct or by the Bureau.

Members of the Amateur Radio Taipei will be active as BP0P during the
CQ World Wide SSB Contest on March 29th and 30th as a Multi-2 entry.
QSL via BP0P.

Lastly, F5SGI will be active stroke CT9 from the Madeira Islands
between April 5th to the 12th.  His operation will be on 80 through10
meters using mostly CW.  QSL via his home callsign either direct or
via the bureau.

(Above from OPDX and other sources)

**

THAT FINAL ITEM:  CCTV REPLACING CB ON I-80 IN OMAHA

And finally this week, is CB radio is giving wway to emerging
technology?  In one area of the United States that appears to be the
case as we hear from Amateur Radio Newsline's Cheryl Lasek, K9BIK:

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It does appears that 11 meter Citizens Band radio is taking a back
seat with truckers on Interstate 80 in and around Omaha, Nebraska.
This after the installation of road watching cameras tied to a
control center that alerts those driving the corridor of problems
that may lie ahead through high visibility electronic signs.

Tim Persing has been a truck driver for the past 24 years.  He says
that the new alerting system has taken the place of CB radio, at
least in that geographic area.  A half decade ago, CB radio was the
only way to warn truckers about upcoming problems on roadways.  But
thanks to new technology, they are seeing more than they can hear on
CB.

Gary Forman is with the Nebraska Department of Roads.  He says that
truckers do pay attention to those signs.  For example if word is put
out not to use I-80 bypass on I-680, we see all the truck traffic in
compliance.

For the Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Cheryl Lasek, K9BIK, in Zion,
Illinois.

--

While this might be true in that one area of Nebraska, 11 meter CB is
still going strong with long-haul truckers across the length and
breadth of this nation and our neighbors to the North and South.
(Omaha Now)

**

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