Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Text and Drive Attorney General Opinion

Two years ago, I submitted an amendment to the TEXTING Bill [Trooper
Nicholas Dees and Trooper Keith Burch Act of 2015].

Instead of filing it, my Representative sent it to the Oklahoma Attorney
General for an opinion.  

Here are the questions that my Rep presented to the AG …..



1.    Is a “ham radio” an “electronic commination device” as that term is
defined in 47 O.S.Supp.2017, § 11-901d(F)(3)?
2.    Is the use of a “ham radio” while operating a motor vehicle
prohibited by 47 O.S.Supp.2017, § 11-901d?



It is, therefore, the official Opinion of the Attorney General that:



1.    Under 47 O.S.Supp.2017, § 11-901d, only amateur radios that are
hand-held and capable of manually transmitting text-based messages qualify
as “electronic communication devices”
2.    Under 47 O.S.Supp.2017, § 11-901d, the only use of an amateur radio
that is prohibited is manually composing, sending, or reading a text-based
message while operating a moving motor vehicle.



Signed: Mike Hunter, Attorney General of Oklahoma



Looks to me that we are “exempt” from the texting bill, unless you can think
of a way from the above that we could violate it …… maybe with a hand-held
digital mode, but you need to be moving in a MVehicle?

And this is “law” unless overturned by a court decision.

I will have all of the many “what if and what for” Discussion available at
the ARRL booth – See you at Green Country!!!!!



Eddie Manley K5EMS

Oklahoma ARRL Government Liaison

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

2018 Green Country Hamfest - April 13 - 14

NOW OPEN!!!
Purchase Hamfest admission and tables online andsave!
Advance admission is $8.00
Tickets are $10.00 at the door. Order early andsave!
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March 31st, 2018

Oklahoma'sLargest & Most Attended Hamfest!!!

2018 Green Country Hamfest - April 13th& 14th in Claremore, Oklahoma.
Only 30 minutes from Tulsa! Claremore Expo, 400 Veterans Parkway,Claremore, OK, 74017  MAP: https://goo.gl/maps/X9kEa
Talk-in
on: 147.09+ 
Free Parking!!! - Low Cost ON-SITE RV Parking!

Terrific Prizes! Fantastic Forums - Learn something new! See
Flea Market - Great Bargains!
Free Test Table - Check It Before You Buy It!
On-site VE Testing Get or upgrade your license!
Admission is $10.00 per person at the door (One ticket covers both
Days) Children 12 and under are Free!
Hours: Fri. 4pm-9pm  -  Sat. 8am-3pm
Flea Market Tables are $15.00 at the door


More info at http://www.greencountryhamfest.org/


Friday open to public at 4 PM to 9 PM
Saturday open to public 8 AM to 3 PM
Setup Friday 12:00PM.
Setup at 7:00AM Saturday until 8:00AM.


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Sunday, March 11, 2018

Altus Club does "antenna party" for KC5OK

Hams helping hams came to light Saturday when the Altus Area Amateur Radio Association put muscle into raising a new antenna for Wayne, KC5OK.  

Thanks to Ron, AF5AS for the photos.  


Don't fall and don't drop anything!
Let me hold that for you.

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