Monday, September 24, 2012

Quebec Exempts 2-Way Radio from Cellphone Law

Hams and other two-way radio users in Quebec no longer need to worry about being cited for violating the province's ban on mobile use of handheld cellphones by operating their radios. Newsline reports that the cellphone provisions of Quebec's 2008 Highway Safety Code had been interpreted differently in different communities. Amendments to the code which took effect in June specify that the restrictions apply only to handheld devices that include a telephone function and specifically exempts devices which do not allow both parties in a conversation to speak simultaneously (so it appears that even autopatch is permitted.).