N4TYV

http://www.qsl.net/n4tyv/ (slow)
http://www.oocities.org/techno001/ (fast)
http://techno001.tripod.com/ (fast)

The American flag waving in the wind.
CQ CQ CQ DE N4TYV N4TYV N4TYV K
Morse Code decoded: CQ = calling anyone | DE = this is | N4TYV = my assigned callsign | K = go ahead

"Site Map"

Note: Click on Site Map for links to all my web pages.
Links in "quotes" are my web pages, links without quotes are to external web sites.

These webpages began back in 1998 with radio and weather information later expanding into politics.

Weather

"Weather and Hurricane Quick Link Table"
       "Weather Page 1 - National"
       "Weather Page 2 - Tropical"
       "Weather Page 3 - Florida"
       "Weather Page 4 - Satellite"
       "Weather Page 5 - Local Test"
       "Weather Page 6 - Hurricane Test"
       "Weather Page 7 - International"
National Weather Service
National Weather Association
"The Central Florida Tornado Outbreak of 1998"

Other Pages

"Traffic/Road Conditions"
"Road Maps, World Maps, etc."
"News - Local, National, International"
"NASA Television and Space News"
"Disaster Information"
"Finance & Investment
"Government Radio and Frequencies"
"NSA Echelon"

"Free Cellphone Service for Emergencies"

"9/11 Truth Movements"

"A good reason why America needs term
limits for every member of Congress!"

"Radio Scanner Listeners"
"Steps to Restrict Americans - part 1"
"Steps to Restrict Americans - part 2"
"Steps to Restrict Americans - part 3" Secret Police
"Fight Bad Laws supported by the Recording Industry"

Radio and Scanner News

Monitoring Times Magazine
http://www.worldofradio.com/
       http://www.worldofradio.com/anomaly.html
The Web Resource for Radio Hobbyists
       http://www.dxing.com/dxr.htm
       http://www.dxing.com/dxrold.htm
Strong Signals Resource Page
       Strong Signals - News the last 2 months
       Strong Signals - Old News Archive
Popular Communications Magazine
http://mrtmag.com/mag/
National Communications Magazine
http://www.signalharbor.com/
http://www.freqofnature.com/

The Trunked Radio Information Homepage
The Official Trunktracker Site
Utility DXing Information and News
http://www.dxzone.com/
Shortwave and Radio Catalog of Stations
The Association of North American Radio Clubs
Radio Emergency Volunteers
http://www.milaircomms.com/

Radio Discussion Boards

http://monitor-post.blogspot.com/
http://mt-utility.blogspot.com/
http://mt-milcom.blogspot.com/

http://www.radioreference.com/forums/archive/index.php

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FLACOM
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/udxf/ UTILITY DXers FORUM
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FCC-Grant-FL
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FloridaScan/
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DIGITAL-SCANNING
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/trunkingforum
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/nextel1
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/220
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SmartNet
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PrivateWirelessForum
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/lmr
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/wirelesslan
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/project25
http://www.qth.net/
http://batboard.batlabs.com/

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/scan4good/
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Openness

Scanners on the Internet 

http://onlinescanner.proboards6.com/
http://www.talkaboutelectronicequipment.com/group/rec.radio.scanner/
http://forums.scannerbuff.net/
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LiveScannerAudio
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/scanalert
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LiveScannerAudioIncidentAlerts

http://incidentbroadcast.com/
http://yp.shoutcast.com/directory/?s=scanner
http://www.live365.com/cgi-bin/directory.cgi? Scanner search
http://www.live365.com/cgi-bin/directory.cgi? Police search
http://www.live365.com/cgi-bin/directory.cgi? Fire search
http://www.live365.com/cgi-bin/directory.cgi? Railroad search
http://pirateradionetwork.com/ under scanners

http://www.google.com/search?q=live+scanner

http://www.policescan.us/
http://www.livedispatch.com/live_dispatch.htm
http://www.firehouse.com/links/Live_Dispatch/
http://www.ScanWare-FCCFRS.net/sw_audios.html
http://www.bhall.com/old/

http://www.liveatc.net/ Aviation
http://www.squawkident.com/livefeed.html Aviation
http://www.flightradio.com/liveatc.htm Aviation

http://www.google.com/search?q=Web-controlled+receiver

Wireless News

Radio Resource Magazine
Mobile Radio Technology
Dispatch Monthly Magazine
Firehouse
National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center
Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials
National Public Safety Telecommunications Council
Industrial Telecommunications Association
Telecommunications Industry Association
National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative
http://devices.internet.com/
http://www.wirelessnewsfactor.com/
http://www.mobiletechnews.com/
TelecomClick
Wireless Week
Wireless Review
http://www.wirelessfuturemagazine.com/
RCR Wireless News
RF/Microwave and Wireless Industry
TV/RF Broadcast Technology
IEEE Standards Association
http://www.agileprogram.org/
http://techlibrary.commweb.com/
http://www.wirelessdevnet.com/
http://www.wireless.co.il/moreworld.asp
http://www.warren-news.com/

"more Technology News links"

http://www.nlectc.org/justnetnews/weeklynews.html
http://www.ita-relay.com/magazine/PWARCHIVES/Backissues.htm

http://www.itu.int/topics/
http://www.fcc.gov/fccsitemap.html
http://wireless.fcc.gov/quick_link.html
http://www.fcc.gov/oet/info/
http://ftp.fcc.gov/Bureaus/
FCC Electronic Document Management System Search
Telecommunication Code of Federal Regulations
Radio Broadcast Rules or Radio Broadcast Rules

http://www.safecomprogram.gov/

The Emergency Email Network

Digital News

Digital Modes Samples and Digital Modes Samples
Motorola Astro Digital Technology
The APCO standard
Motorola iDEN (aka Nextel)
Digital Voice Systems
DSP Communications
General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
http://www.gsmworld.com/technology/gprs/index.shtml
CDMA Development Group
http://www.3g-generation.com/
Software Designed Radio Forum
Spread Spectrum Scene

Nextel Motorola iDEN Interference
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/800interference
Interference To 800 MHz Public Safety Radio Systems

Global Satellite Chart
http://www.SatcoDX.com/usa/
Q&A about Receiving Satellites
http://www.drdish.com/eng/
Test Reports about new Satellite Products
http://www.tele-satellite.com/
New Products of Satellite Companies
http://www.sat-city.com/

http://www.sat-address.com/
http://www.satnews.com/

Weather Satellites
http://www.drig.com/frequencies/index.htm

Free-to-air satellite TV Legally Free 

Digital Television
http://www.mayhewco.com/newfcc.txt
http://www.google.com/search?q=DTV+Digital-TV
http://www.fcc.gov/dtv/
http://www.atsc.org/
http://www.dtvinfo.com/
http://www.digitaltelevision.com/
http://www.digitaltvzone.com/dtv_stations_on_air/
http://digitaltelevision.uemedia.net/
http://www.technology360.org/

http://www.tvtower.com/

http://www.dolby.com/digital/

http://www.dish-network-vs-direct-tv.com/

http://www.ncta.com/
http://www.catv.org/
http://www.cabletoday.com/
http://www.cableworld.com/
http://www.broadbandweek.com/
http://www.cablemodem.com/

http://www.dslreports.com/
http://www.benton.org/

Digital Radio
http://www.ibiquity.com/ IBOC chosen by the FCC as the AM and FM digital broadcasting standard in the US
http://www.drm.org/ Digital Radio Mondiale digital shortwave broadcasting

IBOC uses the Perceptual Audio Codec.Digital Radio Mondiale adopted Coded Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplex for shortwave, medium- and long-wave broadcasts and adopted the CT-aacPlus codec XM Satellite Radio uses the CT-aacPlus codec Sirius Satellite Radio uses the Perceptual Audio Codec

http://home.earthlink.net/~w9wi/articles/iboc.html
http://www.beradio.com/eye_on_iboc
http://members.cox.net/fmdxweb/ibocontheair.html

XM Satellite pay Radio
Sirius Satellite pay Radio
Requires $10 every month and about $300 for a receiver, but monthly prices might go higher at 85W and 115W  downlink 2.33 - 2.34 GHz with terrestrial repeaters in major cities

Entertainment

"Royalty Free Music"
"Media on the Web"
"Streaming Broadcast"

http://www.wmfe.org/
http://www.echoes.org/ a nightly music soundscape on Public Radio International
http://www.pri.org/PublicSite/listeners/index.html

http://directory.google.com/Top/Arts/Music/
http://dir.yahoo.com/Entertainment/Music/
http://dmoz.org/Arts/Music/

http://directory.google.com/Top/Arts/Performing_Arts/Comedy/
http://directory.google.com/Top/Recreation/Humor/
http://dir.yahoo.com/Entertainment/Comedy/
http://dmoz.org/Arts/Performing_Arts/Comedy/
http://dmoz.org/Arts/Television/Programs/Comedy/
http://www.google.com/search?num=50&q=jokes
http://www.comedy-zone.net/
http://www.humorlinks.com/

http://dmoz.org/Arts/Radio/Personalities/

I heard Rick's debut on WMPS in 1975, later he moved to rival WHBQ. I knew then that Rick Dees would become a top-rated DJ. Enjoyed his comedy radio show on WHBQ until 1979 when he went to Los Angeles.
http://www.440.com/namesd1.html#_rdees
http://www.reelradio.com/rg/
http://www.reelradio.com/extras.html search Dees
http://www.reelradio.com/bm/

http://www.google.com/search?num=100&q=Rick-Dees+WMPS
http://www.google.com/search?num=100&q=Rick-Dees+WHBQ

http://rick.com/ Rick Dees final morning comedy radio show at KIIS-FM 102.7 MHz Los Angeles, CA was Feb. 10, 2004, after 22 years of being the No. 1 morning radio show in Los Angeles. He still does Rick Dees Weekly Top 40 Countdown without the comedy.

http://www.google.com/search?q=Johnny-Carson+Tonight-Show
Johnny Carson was America's late night king of comedy.

http://www.coasttocoastam.com/
Art Bell premier host of the very successful Coast-to-Coast AM radio show
is now retired from the show.
It all started with him trying to break government secrecy of Dreamland Area 51.
http://www.kingdomofnye.com/
http://www.knye.com/ owned by Art
http://www.smeter.net/pahrump/audio.php (W6OBB) Art Bell
Heard on many talk radio stations
KFI 640 AM Los Angeles, CA
http://www.kfi640.com/prog/schedule.html
http://ccdig.liquidviewer.com/kfi
http://38.116.132.19:80/kfi

"Kevin Mitnick" (N6NHG) had a show on KFI talk radio
http://www.coasttocoastam.com/guests/72.html

Mike Harvey's Super Gold
He broadcasted for over 23 years from Orlando Florida studios but now broadcast from The Villages in Florida.

http://directory.google.com/Top/Arts/Movies/

Associated Press Sports Editors

http://dir.yahoo.com/Entertainment/Music/Charts/
http://www.google.com/Top/Arts/Music/Charts/
http://dmoz.org/Arts/Music/Charts/


History of Memphis Music
Just some of the famous songs recorded in Memphis studios:

"That's All Right" - Elvis Presley; This was his first record released in 1954 beginning the road to mega-stardom in 1956 to end as the most important figure in 20th century popular music!
"Blue Moon Of Kentucky" - Elvis Presley
"Good Rockin' Tonight" - Elvis Presley
"Let's Play House" - Elvis Presley
"I'm Left, Your Right, She's Gone" - Elvis Presley
"Mystery Train" - Elvis Presley
"I Forgot To Remember To Forget" - Elvis Presley
"I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine" - Elvis Presley
"Heartbreaker" - Elvis Presley
"Milk Cow Blues" - Elvis Presley
"Tomorrow Night" - Elvis Presley
"Blue Moon" - Elvis Presley
"I Love You Because" - Elvis Presley
"Harbor Lights" - Elvis Presley
In 1956 Elvis would go to Nashvillle for top quality recordings where most of his biggest-hit recordings were produced. They are numerous and not listed here, just Memphis recordings are listed.
"Suspicious Minds" - Elvis Presley 1969
"Kentucky Rain" - Elvis Presley 1969
"In the Ghetto" - Elvis Presley 1969
"Long Black Limousine" - Elvis Presley 1969
"Don't Cry Daddy" - Elvis Presley 1969
Elvis had a recording studio built at his Graceland mansion in 1976.
"Moody Blue" - Elvis Presley 1977
"Way Down" - Elvis Presley 1977; His last record moving up the charts just before his death.

"Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On" - Jerry Lee Lewis; He got too wild in his personal life that damaged his music career.
"Great Balls of Fire" - Jerry Lee Lewis
"Breathless" - Jerry Lee Lewis
"High School Confidential" - Jerry Lee Lewis
"You Win Again" - Jerry Lee Lewis
"You're The Only Star In My Blue Heaven" - Jerry Lee Lewis
"Ooby Dooby" - Roy Orbison; Elvis said he was his favorite singer and Roy recorded his biggest hits in Nashville.
"Domino" - Roy Orbison
"Cry Like A Baby" - Box Tops
"Soul Deep" - Box Tops
"The Letter" - The Box Tops
"Immigrant Song" - Led Zeppelin
"Gimme All Your Lovin" - ZZ Top
"Legs" - ZZ Top
"Sharp Dressed Man" - ZZ Top
"Sleeping Bag" - ZZ Top
"Rough Boy" - ZZ Top
"Velcro Fly" - ZZ Top
"Tush" - ZZ Top
"Keep on Dancing" - The Gentrys
"Cinnamon Girl" - The Gentrys
"Hang on Sloopy" - The Gentrys
"Stand" - REM
"Brother Love's Travelling Salvation Show" - Neil Diamond
"Wooly Bully" - Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs
"Disco Duck" - Rick Dees
"I Walk the Line" - Johnny Cash; Most of hits were recorded in Nashville.
"Folsom Prison Blues" - Johnny Cash
"Ballad Of A Teenage Queen" - Johnny Cash
"Guess Things Happen That Way" - Johnny Cash
"Big River" - Johnny Cash
"Come In Stranger" - Johnny Cash
"Rock Island Line" - Johnny Cash
"Straight A's In Love" - Johnny Cash
"Lonely Weekends" - Charlie Rich; Most of hits were recorded in Nashville.
"Who Will The Next Fool Be" - Charlie Rich
"Midnight Blues" - Charlie Rich
"Whirlwind" - Charlie Rich
"Blue Suede Shoes" - Carl Perkins; Injuries from a car accident ended a future singing career.
:Matchbox" - Carl Perkins
"Honey Don't" - Carl Perkins
"Dixie Fried" - Carl Perkins
"Boppin' The Blues" - Carl Perkins
"Sure To Fall" - Carl Perkins
"Put Your Cat Clothes On" - Carl Perkins
"Raunchy" - Bill Justis & his Orchestra
"Red Hot" - Billy Lee Riley
"Flyin' Saucers Rock N' Roll" - Billy Lee Riley & his Little Green Men; A rockabilly classic.
"Rock And Roll Ruby" - Warren Smith
"Red Cadillac And A Black Moustache" - Warren Smith
"Ubangi Stomp" - Warren Smith
"How Many More Years" - Howlin' Wolf
"Red Headed Woman" - Sonny Burgess
"So Glad You're Mine" - Sonny Burgess
"Mona Lisa" - Carl Mann
"Foolish One" - Carl Mann
"Just Walkin' In The Rain" - The Prisonaires
"When It Rains, It Really Pours" - Billy 'The Kid' Emerson
"Drinkin' Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee" - Malcom Yelvington
"Juiced" - Billy 'Red' Love
"Mystery Train" - Little Junior Parker
"Rocket 88" - Jackie Brenston and Ike Turner; Considered the very first Rock 'N' Roll record year 1951.
"Breakup" - Ray Smith
"Candy Doll" - Ray Smith
"Come Little Mama" - Ray Harris
"Shake Rattle And Roll" - Gene Simmons
"A Fool For Loving" - Jack Earls
"I Need Your Lovin' Kiss" - Harold Jenkins
"Sally Jo" - Rosco Gordon
"Rockin' Daddy" - Eddie Bond
"Come Back Baby" - Dr. Ross
"Let's Get High" - Rosco Gordon
"Walking The Dog" - Rufus Thomas
"Bear Cat" - Rufus Thomas
"Cross Cut Saw" - Albert King
"Dock of the Bay" - Otis Redding
"These Arms of Mine" - Otis Redding
"Soul Man" - Sam and Dave
"Hold On! I'm Coming'" - Sam and Dave
"I Thank You" - Sam and Dave
"Midnight Hour" - Wilson Picket
"Knock on Wood" - Eddie Floyd
"Green Onions" - Booker T. and the MG's
"Soul Finger" - The Bar-Kays
“Dark End of the Street” - James Carr
"I'll Take You There" - The Staple Singers
"If You're Ready (Come Go With Me)" - The Staple Singers
“It’s Wonderful to Be in Love” - The Ovations
"You Don't Miss Your Water" - William Bell
"I Can't Stand the Rain" - Ann Peebles
"Theme from Shaft" - Isaac Hayes
"Don't Let Go" - Isaac Hayes
"B-A-B-Y" - Carla Thomas
"Gee Whiz" - Carla Thomas
"Buster Brown" - Willie Mitchell
“Soul Serenade” - Willie Mitchell
“That’s How Strong My Love Is" - The Harmony Echoes
"Let's Stay Together" - Al Green
"Love and Happiness" - Al Green

Aretha Franklin's birthplace was Memphis but she recorded her hits in other cities.
"Memphis" by Chuck Berry was not recorded in Memphis.
"Memphis" a remake by Johnny Rivers was not recorded in Memphis
"Honky Tonk Women" by The Rolling Stones lyrics include Memphis but not recorded in Memphis.
"Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves" by Cher lyrics include Memphis but not recorded in Memphis.
"Proud Mary" by Creedence Clearwater Revival lyrics include Memphis bot not recorded in Memphis.

The local politicians did not care about the Memphis music industry so it died down, except Ardent, while the bigger recording studios located in other cities.

Elvis would go to Nashvillle for top quality recordings where most of his biggest-hit recordings were produced.
http://www.elvis.com/elvisology/billboard/elvis_singles.asp

Elvis's longest playing fellow musicians were Scotty Moore and D. J. Fontana.
"Yakety Sax" by
Boots Randolph was recorded in Nashville and he played sax in some Elvis recordings.

http://www.google.com/search?num=100&q=Sam-Phillips+Sun-Records
http://www.google.com/search?num=100&q=Elvis-Presley
Unfortunately Elvis's marriage to his wife Priscilla quickly became a seperation.
http://www.google.com/search?num=100&q=Priscilla-Presley (was N6YOS and KC6IWA)

I use to live near Elvis Presley's Graceland Mansion on a quiet backroad where he would enter the secret backside to avoid fans at the frontgate. Saw him in the backseat of his limo coming from the airport when I was mowing the frontyard but was more concerned about having to mow the bigger backyard. This was when he would travel to perform in Las Vegas.

He would have to go out at night and pay to have stores open just for him, like 2 or 3 in the morning when most people were sleeping, to avoid the hassle from fans. He also would ride his motorcycle wearing a helmet so not to be recognized but could never live a normal life because of his fame and fans.

I would sometimes see Elvis's 4-engine jet Convair 880 (N880EP) the "Lisa Marie" parked at the MEM airport when going there with my father who had a pilot license.

http://tennesseeencyclopedia.net/imagegallery.php?EntryID=M076
http://www.si.edu/sp/memphis.htm

http://www.google.com/search?num=100&q=Jerry-Lee-Lewis

Memphis garage rock bands:
Tommy Burk and the Counts, Jesters, Flash & The Casuals, Guilloteens, Gentrys, Sam The Sham & The Pharoahs, Box Tops, Castels, Village Sound, Moloch, Big Star, Changin' Tymes, Breakers, Radiants, Shades, Ole Miss Downbeats, Jynx, Ronnie & The Devilles, Coachmen, Escapades, Lawson And Four More, Poor Little Rich Kids, Rapscallions, King Lears, Scepter, Short Kuts, Chasers, Memphis Goons, Travis Wammack Group, Knowbody Else, and many more...
http://www.boxtops.com/

http://www.google.com/search?num=100&as_q=Memphis&as_epq=Memphis+Recording+Service
http://www.google.com/search?num=100&as_q=Memphis&as_epq=Sun+Records
http://www.google.com/search?num=100&as_q=Memphis&as_epq=Stax+Records
http://www.google.com/search?num=100&as_q=Memphis&as_epq=Satellite+Records
http://www.google.com/search?num=100&as_q=Memphis&as_epq=Hi+Records
http://www.google.com/search?num=100&as_q=Memphis&as_epq=Goldwax+Records
http://www.google.com/search?num=100&as_q=Memphis&as_epq=Royal+Recording+Studios
http://www.google.com/search?num=100&as_q=Memphis&as_epq=American+Recording+Studio
http://www.google.com/search?num=100&as_q=Memphis&as_epq=American+Sound+Studio
http://www.google.com/search?num=100&as_q=Memphis&as_epq=Chips+Moman
http://www.google.com/search?num=100&as_q=Memphis&as_epq=Ardent+Studios

Memphis Disc Jockeys
http://www.google.com/search?num=100&as_q=Memphis&as_epq=Dewey+Phillips
http://www.google.com/search?num=100&as_q=Memphis&as_epq=Wink+Martindale
http://www.google.com/search?num=100&as_q=Memphis&as_epq=Rick+Dees
http://www.google.com/search?num=100&as_q=Memphis&as_epq=George+Klein

http://www.google.com/advanced_search?hl=en
Search music-history or discography or sessionography plus keywords such as the artist name, chart, etc.


Amateur Radio

http://directory.google.com/Top/Recreation/Radio/Amateur/

The Amateur Radio Relay League (ARRL)
The Amateur Radio Satellite Corporation (AMSAT)
Tucson Amateur Packet Radio (TAPR)
Amateur Radio Newsline
       Audio of Amateur Radio NewsLine
Ham Radio Online
Radio Amateur Information Network
Automatic Position Reporting System (APRS)
Florida Repeater Council
Florida Amateur Digital Communication Association (FADCA)
Orlando Amateur Radio Club (OARC)
Protect the Amateur Radio Spectrum
The Internet Radio Linking Project
http://www.echolink.org/
http://www.voipwx.net/

Amateur Radio Emergency Service
http://www.arrl.org/news/stories/ look for ARES activates stories
http://www.emcomm.org/svares/archives/index.htm
Amateur Radio Disaster Services
Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES)
Radio Emergency Associated Communication Team (REACT)
The Hurricane Watch Net

http://www.google.com/Top/Recreation/Radio/
http://home.cfl.rr.com/scanner/
Trunked Radio Florida
http://www.bearcat1.com/fleetfl.htm
http://www.oocities.org/cyfy325/trunk.html
http://www.tampascanner.info/
http://www.cityfreq.com/fl/
http://www.scanningusa.com/trunked_info/florida.html
ftp://ftp.scancat.com/pub/
http://www.dxzone.com/

http://florida-repeaters.org/dblist.htm
http://www.mfarra.org/
http://www.echolink.org/
http://www.fla-sedan.net/
http://www.artscipub.com/repeaters/
http://www.fadca.org/
http://www.tapr.org/software.html
http://www.twiar.org/ and http://www.podcast.net/show/23148 This Week in Amateur Radio

http://www.qsl.net/mcares/
http://www.qsl.net/ssrc/
http://www.qsl.net/w4frc/
http://www.gars.net/
http://gatorradio.org/
http://cisit.sfcc.edu/~sfars/
http://www.afn.org/~skywarn/
http://wx.daweathaman-journalist.com/

http://www.eham.net/
http://swap.qth.com/

Central Florida Listener's Group (CFLG)

EFF is a donor-supported membership organization working to protect your fundamental rights; to educate the press, policymakers and the general public about civil liberties issues related to technology; and to act as a defender of those liberties.
http://www.eff.org/
      
http://action.eff.org/
       http://www.eff.org/news/
       http://www.eff.org/deeplinks/
       http://www.eff.org/minilinks/
       http://www.eff.org/effector/ newsletter
       http://www.eff.org/sitemap.html

Tech Law Journal's Daily Alert
Communications Daily News Summary

Stop Closed Government Radio Communications!

"No public-safety in public ignorance! Reject secret police!"
"It is Worth the Fight for Government Openness"
"Bad Ideas of Restricting Airwaves from American Citizens"
"We need laws that require public-safety transmissions to be open"
"The Good and Bad ECPA"
      "US Government v. Bill and Cindy Cheek"
      "US Government v. Ramsey Electronics"
"Other Cell Phone Issues"
"The untwisted facts about radio scanners and listeners"
"Motorola is the largest foreign investor in China"
"Internet Monitoring by the FBI"
"No Privacy with New Technologies"
"Information Censorship in the High-Tech Age"
"Nextel (iDen) Radio System"

FCC provisions for Government to monitor Cellular and Internet
"Our Government has the power to eavesdrop"
Public Access to Your Government
Center for Digital Democracy

Comments Against Bad Laws Restricting Radio Scanners!

"Steps to Restrict Americans

Laws Governing Radio Monitoring in the United States
http://www.nf2g.com/scannist/us_laws.html

Repeal, ammend, and stop bad laws from the Committee on Commerce influenced by the Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Association (CTIA) and other Cellular industry Political Action Committees (PACs)!

"W. J. "Billy" TAUZIN (R-LA)" retires from Congress Feb. 16, 2004
http://www.google.com/search?num=100&hl=en&q=Tauzin+watch
CTIA propaganda
http://www.wow-com.com/industry/policy/
CTIA Bill Tracking
http://www.wow-com.com/industry/policy/cong_affairs/articles.cfm?ID=368

Note:
Steve Largent is the new President and CEO of the CTIA as of November 2003.

He replaced Tom Wheeler who was CTIA's President and CEO from 1992 to 2003 and who pushed for the bad laws against radio scanners.

Largent, a Republican, served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1995-2001 representing the first congressional district of Oklahoma. He was the Vice-Chairman of the Energy and Air Quality Subcommittee and served on the Telecommunications Subcommittee, the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee and the Environment and Hazardous Materials Subcommittee.

Largent, 48, resigned from Congress at the end of 2001 to run for Governor of Oklahoma.

Legislation has moved to "vote.htm"

Roll Call Votes - House and Senate moved to "vote.htm

Public Laws moved to "vote.htm"

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The Amateur Radio (Ham Radio) Hobby

Getting an amateur radio license became a lot easier beginning in 2007 because you no longer have to know Morse code.
http://www.hello-radio.org/ Getting Started in Amateur Radio
http://www.arrl.org/arrlvec/license-requirements.html Amateur Radio License Levels and Requirements

With an amateur radio license you use it for friendly chat around the world. You can build your own radio equipment. You can use amateur radio satellites up in space. You can bounce radio signals off of the moon.

Many of the technology and inventions that have come around this century have come around from ham radio. The IP protocol that the Internet works on today, basically was pioneered by ham radio operators as an experimental protocol. Two-way text messaging was common for hams in the mid 1980s before consumers had it in the late 2000s.

The use of ham radios during times of disasters is priceless. When a hurricane, a major tornado, a major earthquake, a major flood, a major terrorist attack, or other disasters disrupts the communication infrastructure, ham radio operators go into action to set up a emergency communications.

Some famous people obtained an Amateur Radio License
http://www.qsl.net/w5www/famous.html

The amateur radio service is a "Radiocommunications service for the purpose of self-training, intercommunication and technical investigations carried out by amateurs, that is, by duly authorized persons interested in radio technique solely with a personal aim and without pecuniary interest." Radio amateurs are trained and experienced in electronics, propagation theory, and communications techniques. Amateurs also respond swiftly and effectively to calls for communications assistance when normal channels are lost. The amateur service has significantly contributed to the development of radio technology. Amateur operators continue to fulfill certain public service radiocommunications requirements, and increase their skills relating to emergency communications. During natural disasters such as hurricanes, floods, and other events, amateur radio communications have been particularly effective, and in many cases have been the sole means of communicating from the scene of a disaster.

In addition to recreational use, amateurs use the amateur bands to provide public services in a variety of ways. The American Radio Relay League (ARRL) sponsored National Traffic System provides a nationwide network that carries thousands of messages monthly. This system is available in the event that regional or local disasters degrade the public communications systems. The Department of Defense (DOD) works closely with the amateur community in its Military Affiliate Radio System (MARS) network. Local amateur radio clubs provide communications support for community events, and are a source of trained radio operators to complement state and local communications personnel through the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) and Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES) programs.

Amateurs, or "ham" radio operators, provide a unique service to the public while enjoying a popular, technical hobby. Many innovative uses of radio systems have been developed by amateurs for use in the amateur bands, such as packet-switched systems, amateur television, and the amateur-satellite service. Amateurs are always experimenting with point-to-point systems to push the state-of-the-art in antenna design and solid-state equipment, and to investigate the properties of signal propagation. Amateurs use Morse code, voice, packet-switched data, television, and satellite communications in the various frequency bands. It is estimated that there are more than 632,000 amateur radio operators in the United States, and over 2.4 million worldwide.


Personal Two-Way Radio Services with Free air time available to the Public

Information on the five major personal radios services provided by the FCC
Personal Radio Steering Group

Amateur Radio Service (ARS):
Description: Hobby (no business allowed) communications service
Mode: All known modes of radio communication.
Frequency bands: Several, covering most of the radio spectrum, depending on license class.
Number of Channels: Each band allows many frequencies depending on license class.
Types of units: all known radio transmitter/receiver types.
Expected Average Communications Range: Low range to infinite, depending on band, equipment, and license class.
License Requirements: Amateur Radio license, requiring written and Morse Code test (excluding Tech. class). Three tier licensing system.
http://www.arrl.org/hamradio.html
http://wireless.fcc.gov/services/amateur/
http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_02/47cfr97_02.html
http://www.arrl.org/FandES/field/regulations/news/part97/

General Mobile Radio Service (GMRS):
Description: Non-Hobby General Communications
Mode: FM
Frequency Bands: 1
Number of Channels: 14
Expected Average Range of Communications: 2 miles handheld, 10 miles mobile, 15 miles base station, 15+ miles through repeater.
Types of units: Handheld, mobile, base.
License Requirements: GMRS license.
http://wireless.fcc.gov/services/personal/generalmobile/
http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_02/47cfr95_02.html
http://www.provide.net/~prsg/wi-gmrs.htm
http://www.gmrsweb.com/

Citizens Band Radio Service (CB):
Description: Low-power HF Radio Service.
Usage: General Communications.
Mode: AM and SSB
Frequency Bands: 1
Number of Channels: 40
Expected Average Range of Communications: 1 mile handheld, 5 miles mobile, 12 miles base station.
Types of units: Handheld, mobile, base.
License Requirements: None
http://wireless.fcc.gov/services/personal/cb/
http://www.popularwireless.com/cbweb/index.html
CB Radio Operators Web Ring
http://www.reactintl.org/

Family Radio Service (FRS):
Description: Low-power Non-Business UHF radio service.
Usage: Non-hobby general communications.
Mode: FM
Frequency Bands: 1
Number of Channels: 14
Expected Average Range of Communications: less than 2 miles.
Types of units: Handheld only.
License Requirements: None
http://wireless.fcc.gov/services/personal/family/
http://www.provide.net/~prsg/frs-home.htm
http://www.gmrsweb.com/frslinks.html

Multi-Use Radio Service (MURS):
Description: Non-Hobby General communications service.
Mode: Narrow Band FM.
Frequency Band: VHF
Number of Channels: 5
Types of units: VHF transmitter with proper bandwidth.
Expected Communications Range: less than 5 miles.
License Requirements: None
http://www.oocities.org/horseshoe7/MURS.html

49-MHz Low-Power Service:
Description: Very low-power radio service.
Usage: General communications.
Mode: FM
Frequency Bands: 1
Number of Channels: 5
Expected Average Range of communications: less than a 1/4 mile.
Types of units: Handheld or headset only
License Requirements: None

Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11a & b/g):
http://www.google.com/search?q=Free-net+Wi-Fi
Description: Very low-power computer communications.
Usage: Computer to computer
11a is incompatabile with 11b/g
Mode: Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS)
Mode: 1 and 2 Mbps Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum (FHSS)
OFDM/CCK 11g (6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, and 54Mbps)
DQPSK/CCK 11g (5.5, 11, 22, and 33 Mbps)
DQPSK/CCK 11b (5.5 and 11 Mbps)
DBPSK 11b/g (1 Mbps), DQPSK (2 Mbps)
BPSK 11a (6 and 9 Mbps)
QPSK 11a (12 and 18 Mbsp)
16-QAM 11a (24 and 36 Mbps)
64-QAM 11a (48 and 54 Mbps)
Frequency Bands: 11b/g (2.4 to 2.4835 GHz unlicensed ISM spectrum)
Frequency Bands: 11a (5.725 to 5.850 GHz unlicensed U-NII spectrum)
Number of Channels: 11b/g (3 non-overlapping, up to 13 overlapping)
Number of Channels: 11a (12 non-overlapping)
Expected Average Range of communications: 11a (500 feet) and 11b/g (1,000 feet).
Types of units: Computer devices
License Requirements: None
http://www.wirelessethernet.org/
http://www.freenetworks.org/
http://standards.ieee.org/getieee802/
http://grouper.ieee.org/groups/802/11/
http://www.54g.org/
http://80211b.weblogger.com/
http://www.wlana.com/
http://www.80211-planet.com/
Wireless Information Center


"The Central Florida Tornado Outbreak on February 22 & 23, 1998"

National Weather Association
The Walter J. Bennett Public Service Award
AS A SKYWARN VOLUNTEER AND AMATEUR RADIO OPERATOR HE PROVIDED OUTSTANDING SUPPORT TO
THE WEATHER WARNING SYSTEM AND THE CITIZENS OF CENTRAL FLORIDA BY GIVING GROUND TRUTH
INFORMATION DURING THE MOST DAMAGING TORNADO OUTBREAK IN FLORIDA'S HISTORY. 22 FEBRUARY 1998
National Weather Association
1998
Public Service Award from the N.W.A.
I feel honored and my thanks go to the people at the N.W.A., National Weather Service, and the Amateur Radio community!
http://www.nwas.org/award.html#service

Commendation Paper from the A.R.R.L.
I give my thanks to the A.R.R.L. and Amateur Radio Organizations providing Emergency Service!
http://www.arrl.org/news/stories/1998/1030/3/?nc=1#n4tyv


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