Friday, June 21, 2013

Hawaiian Cellphone Law Protects Mobile Hamming

Mobile amateur radio operations are specifically exempted from a strict new cellphone law that was signed in May by Hawaiian Governor Neal Abercrombie. The new law, which took effect July 1, bans the use of mobile electronics while driving, specifically including texting, e-mailing, instant-messaging and gaming, according to a report by "Newsline." Hands-free devices are still permitted. However, local hams were able to secure an exemption for mobile amateur radio operation. For more details, see <>.