Amateur Radio Newsline Report 1836 - October 19 2012
Amateur Radio Newsline report number 1836 with a release date of October 19 2012 to follow in 5-4-3-2-1. The following is a QST. A case to be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court could limit or curtail your ability to resell your personal property including used ham radio gear; the Department of Homeland Security to provide emergency communications training at Hamvention 2013; ham radio gets new responsibilities from Army MARS; the FCC asks assistance in tracking down cellphone and GPS jamming devices. We will look into that and more on Amateur Radio NewslineT report number 1836 coming your way right now. (Billboard Cart Here) ** LEGAL WRANGLING: SUPREME ASKED TO RULE THAT PUBLIC HAS NO RIGHT TO RESELL OWNED GOODS How would you feel if there was a law that kept you from selling or even giving away a piece of ham gear or anything else you think you own without first getting permission from the original manufacturer? Sound crazy? Well this is a legal precedent that the United States Supreme Court has been asked to rule on as we hear from Amateur Radio Newsline's Mark Abramowicz, NT3V: -- Imagine, if you possibly can, the Dayton Hamvention, the Orlando Hamcation or the Huntsville Hamfest with no flea market. Or, what about ham gear disappearing altogether from eBay or Craigslist. Some fear this could be a real possibility, depending on how the U.S. Supreme Court rules in a case that could impact a nearly 104-year-old doctrine recognized by the high court that allows us to resell items without fear of a copyright holder coming after us. The doctrine essentially says the copyright holder had control only over the first sale. But a case decided last year in the U.S. Court of Appeals in the Second Circuit in New York has the potential to re-set that doctrine. The case involves a man from Thailand who came to the United States in 1997 to enroll in Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y. The student found that the same textbooks they were asking him to buy in the book store could be had for much less in Thailand. The man asked his relatives there to help him buy the books and send them back overseas to him in New York. Later, the man got some entrepreneurial spirit and court documents in the case show he decided to start selling textbooks on eBay. There's some dispute as to how much the man made on the sales. So, the publisher of the books objects and brings a suit against him. The publisher admits it was charging less for books sold overseas, but it claims the man was guilty of copyright infringement. But the man counters his sales are covered by that first-sale practice. The federal appeals court in New York upheld a lower court decision saying, no, that doctrine only applies to stuff produced in the United States and not to anything made overseas. That court's ruling, in the view of some constitutional scholars, could now throw into jeopardy the whole idea of what you buy at flea markets, or yard sales and on-line sales of used goods. Polk Wagner, a law professor at the University of Pennsylvania Law School here in Philadelphia, isn't ready to push the panic just yet with that conclusion. Wagner says in this case, it's about copyrights... "So the question here that the Supreme Court has got to wrestle with is to try and figure out how these two provisions of the copyright act - one that says that you can't import anything that's copyrighted without the permission of the copyright owner and also one that says lawful owners of books are allowed to do what they want with the copies of the books that they purchase," Wagner says. He says there's a bit of conflict here... "So, the legal question is how those two provisions of the Copyright Act work together or don't as the case may be," Wagner says. "Courts have wrestled with this for the last 5 or 10 years and have not reached any satisfactory conclusions. So, hence, the Supreme Court is going to take it up." eBay has filed a brief on the issue warning that the Second Circuit's ruling would have significant consequences for trade and ecommerce. And, in a broader reach, the company says it could hurt small businesses and consumers and cost jobs in the U.S. Wagner, the University of Pennsylvania law professor, says there's another area and it may involve patents. For example, he says in cases involving ham gear, it's legal to buy overseas and import the gear. And, there's nothing under the patent laws that prevents you from reselling the gear. However, Wagner says there's another matter and it has to do with software that may be included or needed to operate the gear. And, while most companies or software developers will sell you a license to use their software, it's not the same thing as selling you a book. And, while Wagner says that's not at issue here it eventually it could be sorted out by the courts in the future. Stay tuned. For the Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Mark Abramowicz, NT3V, in Philadelphia. -- The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments on the case on October 29th. If it does rule with the appellate court, it's likely that the matter would be brought to Congress to force a change in law. However that could take months if not years or even decades. Until then, consumers, including ham radio operators would be stuck between a rock and a hard place when trying to resell their belongings without breaking the law. (Marketwatch, other published reports) ** RESCUE RADIO: DHS TO TEAM UP WITH DAYTON HAMVENTION ON EMCOMM TRAINING Department of Homeland Security's Office of Emergency Communications is teaming up with the folks in Dayton to provide free emergency communications training in conjunction with Hamvention 2013. Amateur Radio Newsline's George Bowen, W2XBS, reports: -- The Department of Homeland Security's Office of Emergency Communications will be on hand at the next Dayton Hamvention. This to conduct its nationally recognized NIMS/ICS compliant Auxiliary Emergency Communications course. The course itself focuses on a number of important aspects of emergency communications. These include auxiliary communications interoperability, emergency operation center etiquette, on-the-air etiquette, FCC rules and regulations, auxiliary communications training and planning, certification and accreditation to mention only a few. The objective of the training is intended to supplement and standardize an operator's basic knowledge of emergency amateur radio communications in a public safety context. This Office of Emergency Communications workshop is designed for auxiliary emergency communicators who volunteer to provide backup emergency radio communications support to public safety and emergency response professionals and their agencies. Typically this includes amateur radio communicators from groups such as MARS, ARES, RACES, SATERN and the like. The course will actually be held just prior to Hamvention, but still in the Dayton area and as part of Hamvention 2013. For the Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm George Bowen, W2XBS, st the North-East Bureau in Albany, New York. -- Details on any pre-required training for this free course is on-line at www.hamvention.org. Information on for registering for this special free course will be posted at the same site in the near future. (Hamvention.org) ** ARMY MARS: MORE RESPONSIBILITY FOR HAM RADIO VOLUNTEERS Stephen G. Klinefelter, Chief of the Arrmy's Military Affiliate Radio System better known as Army MARS has announced a major leadership realignment. This, at a conference of the auxiliary's Region Directors held Sept. 12th to the 14th in Dallas, Texas. Under the new terms, volunteer ham radio operators have assumed day-to-day management responsibility previously exercised from the MARS headquarters at Ft Huachuca, Arizona. Each of the auxiliary's 11 regions will be under command of its director. Together the 11 directors will form a policy-making Governance Executive Board for the auxiliary as a whole. This is a striking revision of the military's traditional top-down chain of command. It was symbolically activated at the first national leadership conference in the Military Auxiliary Radio System's 87-year-history. Army MARS reports to the Network Enterprise Technology Command which manages Army computer networks and communications systems worldwide. Chief Klinefelter, who retired as a full colonel in the Signal Corps after 31 years, returned to the Network Enterprise Technology Command as a senior civilian employee and is Deputy Operations Officer G3. He added the MARS post last spring. An in-depth article on the changes to Army Mars authored by those involved is on the Web at www.eham.net/articles/29106. (Army MARS, QRZ.com) ** BREAK 1 From the United States of America, We are the Amateur Radio Newsline, heard on bulletin stations around the world including the K4LJP repeater serving West Palm Beach, Florida. (5 sec pause here) ** ENFORCEMENT: FCC SAYS THAT UNREGULATED PART 15 DEVICES INTERFERING WITH AVIATION WEATHER SYSTEM The FCC has acted to curb interference to aviation Terminal Doppler Weather Radars Systems coming from unlicensed Part 15 devices. Amateur Radio Newsline's Norm Seeley, KI7UP reports: -- The FCC's Enforcement Bureau recently took action against several companies for operating devices that caused interference to Terminal Doppler Weather Radars maintained by the Federal Aviation Administration. Terminal Doppler Weather Radars systems operating in the 5600 to 5650 MHz band are used by the FAA to obtain quantitative measurements for gust fronts, wind shear, microbursts, and similar information. Investigations have been conducted by the FCC, the FAA, and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration in several areas of the United States and Puerto Rico. These have revealed that much of the interference stems from wireless devices sharing the same band as Terminal Doppler Weather Radars systems, and operating outdoors in the vicinity of airports at high elevations that are line-of-sight to the radar installations. Also that most are operating inconsistent with the FCC Part 15 Rules. The Enforcement Bureau and the FAA are continuing to investigate additional areas where interference is reported to Terminal Doppler Weather Radars systems. The FCC says that it will continue to take appropriate enforcement action as necessary. For the Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Norm Seeley, KI7UP, in Scottsdale, Arizona. -- More information on this matter is available in FCC release DA 12-459 released on September 27th and FCC Enforcement Asdvisory 2012-07 released on the same date. (FCC) ** ENFORCEMENT: FCC CREATES TOLL FREE NUMBER TO REPORT CELLPHONE AND GPS JAMMING The FCC wants your help in locating anyone who is using a cellular telephone or GPS jamming device and to do this the Commission's Enforcement Bureau has launched a dedicated jammer tip line at 1-855-55-NOJAM or 1-855-556-6526. This, to make it easier for the public to report the use or sale of illegal cell phone, GPS or other signal jammers. As has been said many times before, it is against the law to use, import, advertise, sell or ship a cellular telephone or GPS jammer or any other type of device that blocks, jams or interferes with authorized communications, whether on private or public property. As such, members of the public are being asked to call the FCC's toll free Jammer Tip Line immediately if you are aware of the ongoing use of a cell, GPS, or other signal jammer. Also please call if an employer operates a jammer in a workplace; you observe a jammer in operation at a school or college; you observe an advertisement for a jammer at a local store or you observe a jammer being operated on your local bus, train or other mass transit system. One warning. This number is only for use to report cellphone or GPS jamming devices. Please do not call it to report that your favorite repeater is being jammed or that your QSO on 20 meters is being interfered with. Those matters will not be handled on this telephone line and will be of no interest to those taking cellphone or GPS jamming device calls. Once again, the number where to report the use of cellphone or GPS jamming is 1-855-55-NOJAM or 1-855-556-6526. And calling that number is toll free. (FCC) ** HAM HAPPENINGS: K6H - HAM RADIO CELEBRATES HOLLYWOOD FROM CBS STUDIO CENTER STAGE 9 Ham Radio Celebrates Hollywood will be a special event operation held on Sunday, October 28th from 1600 to 2000 hours U-T-C. Sponsored by Southern California's PAPA repeater system, the event using the callsign K-6-H will originate from the Stage 9 of the CBS Studio Center facility in Studio City, California. The historic Studio Center has been the production facility for such hit programs as Will and Grace, That 70's Show, Malcolm in the Middle, Spin City, Just Shoot Me, and 3rd Rock From the Sun. Nine seasons of Seinfeld were filmed on Stage 9 except for the first four episodes, which were shot at at another facility. Stage 9 is currently the home of ABC TV's Last Man Standing, starring Tim Allen. As such, several of the hams who work on Last Man Standing will be hand to host the PAPA operators. A number of R-F and non-RF paths will be available to contact the stage 9 commemorative operation. These include HF, VHF, UHF, D-STAR, Echolink and IRLP. The operation will also be monitoring the Broadcast Employees Amateur Radio Society ABC and Disney interconnected amateur repeater system. This links W2ABC in Manhattan, New York, WD4WDW in Orlando, Florida and WB6AJE in Los Angeles. The BEARS system can be accessed on Echolink at WD4WDW-R. A schedule of operating times and frequencies will be published on the PAPA website at www.papasys.com. To facilitate contacts during the event, operators will blog in real-time at www.facebook.com/KA0XTT and on @NN6JA on Twitter. A special, limited edition QSL card will be issued to all confirmed contacts during this fun national event. (NN6JA) ** EMERGING TECHNOLOGY: ALL DIGITAL AM HD TESTING ON ITS WAY Information is surfacing regarding NAB Radio Technology Committee plans to test all-digital AM H-D Radio technology on an existing full carrier AM radio station. The committee has been meeting since last November to discuss technical options for the revitalization of AM. Testing would quantify both indoor and outdoor coverage. In general, the goal is to verify whether the station coverage and robustness are improved with an all-digital signal in both day and night transmission. Also to quantify any change. There's little technical data in the public arena for all-digital AM operation. Glynn Walden is CBS Radio Senior Vice President of Engineering. He said during the fall NAB Radio Show that a test station has been chosen with testing likely to begin right after the presidential elections. Walden and other committee members declined to identify the facility but some believe it will be a CBS station in an area that could be characterized as a medium sized market. You can read more about this AM broadcast digital experiment on-line at tinyurl.com/all-digital-am. (CGC, RW) ** HAM HAPPENINGS: 2012 AMSAT SPACE SYMPOSIUM REMINDER And a reminder that the 2012 AMSAT Space Symposium will be held on Friday, October 26th through Sunday, October 28th at the Holiday Inn Hotel at Orlando-International Airport. Downloadable paper registration forms in MS-Word and PDF formats are available at tinyurl.com/amsat-2012-reg. The Symposium Schedule web page has been updated with links to find more information about the planned activities. You can find it in cyberspace at tinyurl.com/symposium-program. More on the overall event is at www.amsat.org (AMSAT) ** HAM HAPPENINGS: RAC COLLECTING CLUB MEMBER BIOS FOR 2012 MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY If you are a member of the Radio Club of America, please listen up. RCA is in the process of collecting data for the organizations 2012 Membership Directory that will include biographies. If you are a club member who has not yet done so, please go to tinyurl.com/rca-survey-2012 and fill out the online form. Also, please be certain to keep all biographical information on the form as space is limited. (RCA) ** AWARDS: CQ INTRODUCES 40 CQ ZONES ON 160 PLAQUE CQ has announced the availability of a special plaque for those who have achieved contact to all 40 CQ zones on 160 meters. This is considered the most difficult of all amateur radio awards to earn and because of this the Worked All Zones 160 Meter Plaque recognizes that receiving it as one of the elite Top Band DXers. If you believe you qualify, please contact W-A-Z Award Manager Floyd Gerald, N5FG, by e-mail to n5fg (at) cq-amateur-radio (dot) com for further details. (CQ via Facebook) ** NAMES IN THE NEWS: DX SUMMIT APP Some names in the news. Kevin Schutz has released a freeware application he calls code.google.com/p/dxer/. Its primary purpose is gather information from DX Summit. Schutz says that with this data and his application, you can easily find out if you already have made a contact or not with that country. More is on-line at the shortcut of tinyurl.com/dx-summit-app. (Via e-mail) ** NAMES IN THE NEWS: W2ML ORAL HISTORY VIDEO RELEASED And Steve Mendelsohn W2ML, who passed away earlier this year, was an extremely active, enthusiastic member of the ham radio community. Among other things, he was an ARRL Vice-President and ran the ham radio communications for the New York Marathon. Professionally he was a broadcast engineer for CBS and ABC, and did frequency coordination for the National Football League spending 13 years as the Game Day Coordinator for the New York Jets. Then tragedy struck as he was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer and given only a short time to live. Knowing that he had a vibrant story to tell, his lifelong friend Bill Pasternak, WA6ITF, interviewed Steve at the 2011 Pacificon hamfest. Steve was the conventions guest of honor and it gave them what would be a final opportunity to video record an oral history of Steve's life. Steve Mendelsohn passed away early in the morning of May 23rd. It was decided that the anniversary of the date of the interview would be apropos for its public release. As such it's now available at two locations. Gary Pearce, KN4AQ, who edited the production, has it available at his HamRadioNow website at tinyurl.com/w2ml- video. It's also on YouTube at tinyurl.com/w2ml-life-story. Even if you knew W2ML, and many hams did, you may yet learn a few things you did not know. If you didn't, then take this rare opportunity to hear the story of someone that many call a true trendsetter in the hobby and whose legacy will remain with us for decades to come. (ARNewslineT) ** BREAK 2 This is ham radio news for today's radio amateur. From the United States of America, We are the Amateur Radio Newsline with links to the world from our only official website at www.arnewsline.org and being relayed by the volunteer services of the following radio amateur: (5 sec pause here) ** WORLDBEAT: QATAR TO HOST FIRST MIDDLE EAST HAM RADIO FESTIVAL The city of Doha will host the Qatar's first International Festival for Amateur Radio in December. This according to H E Abdullah bin Hamad Al Attiyah, who is the Chairman of the Administrative Control and Transparency Authority and the vice-chairman of the US Amateur Radio Society. Al Attiyah, who is also chairperson of the board of directors of the Qatar Amateur Radio Society says that the festival will include a contest between amateur radio operators from all over the world. About 100 hams from across the globe will be invited to the festival to take part in the competition. The Qatar Amateur Radio Society will also establish five amateur radio stations in different parts of Doha during the festival, including the society's office and the festival venue itself. Announcement of an exact date for this event is expected to be announced shortly. The festival is being dubbed as the first of its kind in Middle East and will take place in conjunction with the Qatar National Day celebrations. Doha is the capital city of the state of Qatar and is located on the coast of the Persian Gulf. (The Peninsula) ** WORLDBEAT: INDIA TO ADD 839 NEW FM BROADCASAT STATIONS India's public service broadcaster, Prasar Bharati Broadcasting, plans to soon set up 839 new FM stations in 290 cities in that nation. According to India's Secretary of the Union Information Broadcasting Ministry, these new radio stations will be a part of the country's expanding private sector. The regions of Jammu and Kashmir are to be the focal points for what is being termed as this new broadcasting initiative. (Hindu Business Line, The Statesman, RW) ** WORLDBEAT: HOW SOLAR STORMS CREATE THE NORTHERN LIGHTS The British Broadcasting Corporation has released a short video that explains in laymen's terms how solar storms affected the Earth's magnetic field to create the Aurora Borealis. The news story features Professor Dag Lorentzen who uses a simple diagram drawn in the snow to explain how this phenomenon of nature takes place. The story was taped in Svalbard and you can see it on line at tinyurl.com/bbc- aurora-story. (Southgate, BBC) ** HAM RADIO IN SPACE: HAMS ASKED TO HELP FIND MISSING F1 CUBESAT An article published on the AMSAT-UK website reports that the F Space team at the F-P-T University in Viet Nam are requesting Amateur Radio operators continue to listen for their F-1 CubeSat. The mini satellite went missing shortly after it was deployed from the International Space Station on October 4 but never heard on Earth. F 1 was expected to begin transmitting beacon alternatively on its main and backup channels 30 minutes after deployment. Its operating frequencies are on 437.485 MHz while in daylight and 145.980 in satellite darkness. More information and guide to download F-1 telemetry decoder can be found at tinyurl.com/f1-info. Decoded data can be submitted on using a File Transfer Protocol client to thuvt (at) fpt (dot) edu Dot)vn. Audio recordings are highly appreciated. (F1 Cubesat Team) ** HAM RADIO IN SPACE: ISRAELI GPS CUBESAT BEING BUILT Israel is planning to launch a student built ham radio microsat. The Space Duchifat-1 is an experimental and educational CubeSat being developed and built by students at the Space Laboratory of the Herzliya Science Centre. The CubeSat will carry an APRS digipeater operating on 145.825 MHz and a UHF/VHF 1200 bps B-P-S-K transceiver that can provide a CW beacon and an FM to DSB transponder. The main mission of the satellite is to transmit real-time information via packet radio from a Low Earth Orbit using the Automatic Position Reporting System protocol. The satellite will allow remote traveler's to access the bird for worldwide position, status reporting and messaging. This using simple handheld or mobile radios with omni- directional whip antennas. The project is directed by Dr. Ana Heller with support from the Herzliya city municipality and the Israeli Amateur Radio Club. At this moment no launch date or orbit details are available. (ANS) ** ON THE AIR: SAQ TO TRANSMIT ON UNITED NATIONS DAY On the air, word that the Alexander Association will activate the giant SAQ radio-wave alternator on Wednesday, October 24th. This, in recognition of United Nations Day. Transmissions will begin at about 10:10 UTC, and a special commemorative message will be sent at 10:30 UTC using CW on 17.2 kHz. Unfortunately, reports from the transmission cannot be confirmed by QSL card. The Alexander Association is a group of European radio enthusiasts who preserve and demonstrate the old ultra long wave Alexanderson electro-mechanical transmitter located at Grimeton, Sweden. The site houses the only working Alexanderson rotating alternator radio transmitter in the world and is classified as a World Heritage Site. More on the transmitter is at the society Website at www.alexander.n.se (Association Alexander) ** ON THE AIR: CELEBRATING 150 YEARS OF THE PACIFIC RAILWAY ACT And the Union Pacific Amateur Radio Club will sponsor Special Event UP150 on December 1st. The operation commemorates the 150 years since President Abraham Lincoln signed the Pacific Railway Act of 1862 and directed the Union Pacific and the Central Pacific to construct a transcontinental railroad. The event will use the call sign WOUPR. It will begin at 6am Central and end at 8 pm Pacific. Many present and past Union Pacific employees are expected to operate during that time frame in hope of talking with you. A special QSL will be available. More information is on-line at www.pocatelloarc.org/uprr. (Union Pacific ARC) ** DX In DX, F1NGP will be active stroke FG from Saint Francois Island in Guadeloupe through October 26th. He will be operational on 40 through 10 meters on CW , SSB , RTTY QSL via his home call. G3RWF who was expected to be active this month from Uganda 5X1NH has announced that his trip is now postponed. No reason was given. WJ2O will be operational as 8P9DF from St. Philip, Barbados between November 21st and the 28th. Activity will be on all HF bands using mainly CW and as an entry in the CQ World Wide DX CW Contest on November 24th and 25th. Outside of the contest, he will be on 30, 17 and 12 meters. QSL via WJ2O. HB9OAU will be on the air from the Maldives as 8Q7AU between November 26th and December 11th. Activity will be holiday style on 80 through 10 meters SSB only. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau. N3IQ will be operational as C6AQQ from Nassau's Providence Island between October 25th to the 31st. Activity will be mostly on the lower bands. QSL via N3IQ, direct, via the bureau or electronically using Logbook of the WQorld or eQSL. Lastly, ZL1LC planning to be operational from the Chatham Islands hrom March 21st to the 27th of 2013 as Zed-L-7-L-C. He planning to be active PSK only. No times, frequencies or QSL route have yet been announced. Above from various DX news sources) ** THAT FINAL ITEM: WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO THE PRINCIPALITY OF SEALAND And finally this week, do you remember Sealand? That's the self-proclaimed principality that also once claimed to be a DXCC entity. Well its still there but changes are in the wind. Amateur Radio Newsline's Cheryl Lasik, K9BIK, takes a look back into recent history: -- Sealand is a former United Kingdom anti-aircraft tower legally known as Roughs Tower. Its located in the North Sea some 7 nautical miles off the shore of Suffolk, England. In 1967 the tower was occupied by a retired army major named Paddy Roy Bates along with his family in 1967. On September 2nd of that year Major Bates declared the fort an independent sovereign state from the UK and renamed it Sealand. He went on to establish Sealand as a nation in 1975. Sealand had its own constitution, flag, national anthem, stamps, passports and currency. There were even a few DXpeditions to Sealand. This included a operation by a group of German DX'ersin 1982 using Sealand's self proclaimed and unofficial callsign prefix of S-1-A. Later, in 2000 there was the Dutch-lead 1SLA1 operation, but neither of these was awarded DXCC status. Now comes word that Major Bates passed away on October 9th, in a senior care home Essex England at the age of 91. This, after a long battle with Alzheimer's. But the Sealand saga is far from over. His wife Joan is now expected to take over the rule of the self proclaimed nation. Also, with Sealand is managed by the Bates family as if it were a recognised sovereign entity, and they are its hereditary royal rulers. Bates son is known as "His Royal Highness Prince Michael." He has also been referred to as the "Prince Regent" by the Bates family since 1999. In this role, he apparently serves as Sealand's acting "Head of State" and also its "Head of Government". Also, at a micro nations conference hosted by the University of Sunderland in 2004, Sealand was represented by Michael Bates' son James, who was referred to as "Prince Royal James". Butr whomever takes on the leadership of Sealand, one thing is fairly certain. Mounting a DXpedition to Sealand in the hope of establisghing it as a new DXCC entity, woyuld likely be a very expensive waste of time. For the Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Cheryl Lasik, K9BIK, in Zion, Illinois. -- According a Wikipedia, the Sealand News says that a movie about Sealand is currently in development and scheduled to be released in 2013. More about this interesting location is on-line at www.sealandgov.org and also at wikipedia.com. 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