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California AB-1785 signed - Bans Ham Radio Usage in Vehicle

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by K6ZOO, Oct 27, 2016.

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  1. K6ZOO

    K6ZOO Ham Member QRZ Page

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  2. KF6AJM

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    Wow... California stuck it in us once again. I hate this state. And I mean HATE.
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  3. W0PV

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    While I don't like the restriction either, the title "bans ham radio useage" is a bit extreme. I read it as prohibiting holding a HT or perhaps a microphone, while driving, yet still allow head-set VOX or foot switch operation, as long as you're hand isn't on the "big knob" continuously. Of course, CW ops in motion are screwed ...
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2016
  4. KV6O

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    The nanny state strikes again!

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  5. KA5ROW

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    Why is this an issue now, what about CB 40 years ago. nothing about distracted driving then.
    and now it is an issue.
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  6. K0NXM

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    I'm all against frivolous legislation, but what do we hams have to say that is more important than 100% attentive driving? I have done a bunch of mobile hamming, and could have pulled over to key the mic every time. I support this law, so long as it bans cellular phone operation as well, and not until then ( other words, never).
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  7. W7ASA

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    So - police, ambulance, politicians and their Secret Service body guards will obey this too - riiiiight ? Or is this regulation only for the lower classes ?
    KF4ZKU, KG6TGU, KA4DPO and 11 others like this.
  8. W6DIZ

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    Well, KONXM if you live in Kansas I guess you could pull over and key the mic every time..LOL... a little different here though.. that would be a little rough on the 405 ... just more Cali legislation that is not needed. Next will be a background check to buy antennas.. 73 de W6DIZ
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  9. N3SFL

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    What a bunch of bull
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  10. N0AMY

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