ARRL takes exception to FCC Uncertified Transceiver Enforcement Advisory

ARRL has taken a minor exception to the wording of a September 24 FCC Enforcement Advisory pertaining to the importation, marketing and sale of VHF and UHF transceivers and is in discussion with FCC personnel to resolve the matter. The Enforcement Advisory was in response to the importation into the US of certain radio products that are not FCC certified for use in any radio service, but identified as Amateur Radio equipment. 1

FCC Enforcement Advisory Concerning Two-Way VHF/UHF Radios

On September 24, 2018, the Federal Communications Commisssion (FCC) published Enforcement Advisory No. 2018-03 (the Advisory)—titled Two-way VHF/UHF radios may not be imported, advertised, or sold in the United States unless they comply with the Commission’s rules—in response to “an increase in the manufacturing, importation, advertising, and sale of two-way VHF/UHF radios that are not authorized in accordance with the Commission’s rules.” 1 The Advisory has been published in PDF, DOC, and plain text formats.

One item of note in the Advisory is an Amateur Radio Exception which appears to disallow the use of uncertified devices by Amateur Radio Service (ARS) licensees.

Sign Up for the Moorhead ICS 700 100 Class

The City of Moorhead is presenting a free ICS 700 / 100 class on October 2nd, 2018, at the Minnesota State University Center of Business, 721 11th St S, Room 105.

This class is an introduction to the Incident Command System and is required for anyone who could be involved in an emergency / disaster response.

Please register on-line for this class

The class will start at 8:30 and will conclude prior to 12:30. Attendees are asked to park in lot G2, located west of the building.

Cass County Radio Operator Badge Photo Session on September 18th

A photo session for the new Cass County (ARES) Radio Operator badges will be held from 5:30pm to 7:30pm (during the ARES and Business meetings) on Tuesday, September 18th.

This session is for RRRA Members who previously submitted a Radio Operator ID Application & Background Check Consent form.

A follow-up session may be planned for those unable to attend the September meetings.

Please contact the if you have any questions.