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How Amateur Radio Played a Role in the Hawaii EAS Emergency Response

In the minutes after the false missile EAS alert was delivered in Hawaii, there was a great deal of general confusion — a lack of communication, general perplexity about the next steps, and phone call after phone call that didn’t … Continue reading

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San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Radios Now Digital Encrypted

The following is a statement from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department: Effective February 1, 2018, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department radios will switch from analog to an encrypted digital communication system. The improved communication platform is vital to … Continue reading

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How to Explore the Hidden World of Radio Waves All Around You

From spy planes to rogue Wi-Fi networks, journalists and artists are using new technology to reveal a hidden world. One day this fall, in an old factory in Brooklyn’s Bushwick neighborhood, a row of ’90s-era phone pagers chirped and buzzed. … Continue reading

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AM Radio Station Launch at Ontario Airport

Riverside County residents who plan to use Ontario International Airport for holiday travel can now tune into the aerodrome’s newly activated radio station for an update on traffic, parking, and other conditions 24 hours a day. ONT AiRadio went live … Continue reading

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NFL Investigating Giants for Using Two-Way Radio During Game Against Cowboys

The NFL is investigating the Giants’ potentially rule-breaking use of a two-way radio during the team’s recent 10-7 win over the Dallas Cowboys. The use of a two-way radio by a coach during a game is strictly against league rules, … Continue reading

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Culver City Council Seeks Approval to Join South Bay Regional Public Communications Authority

The Culver City Council seeks approval of a five-year contract with the South Bay Regional Public Communications Authority (SBRPCA) to provide emergency dispatch, vehicle build and radio maintenance services to the Culver City Police and Fire Departments. Should the City Council approve the proposal, … Continue reading

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LAPD Air Support Starting to Use Encryption

Starting a few days ago, several club members noted that LAPD Air Support began using encryption on their channel. It’s currently unknown if this is activated by the radio user or if their radios are being “strapped” (mandatory, always on encryption). There … Continue reading

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Bell Gardens Opts Out of County Emergency System

Bell Gardens has joined a growing list of municipalities opting to not buy into a new countywide emergency radio network being built under a plan approved by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. “As more and more cities withdrew … Continue reading

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Las Vegas Sheriff on Their New P25 Radio System

Sheriff Joseph Lombardo of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department talks about replacing their relatively new Harris Open Sky radio system with a P25 Phase II system from Motorola.  According to the Sheriff, the Open Sky system (which went online in … Continue reading

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Motorola Is Unable to Find Buyers After Months-Long Effort

Motorola Solutions Inc. has failed to find a buyer after seeking to drum up interest from private-equity funds and large industrial companies, people with knowledge of the matter said. The maker of two-way radios and other communications equipment has proved … Continue reading

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