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[aprssig] ARRL Executive Committee wants your laptop defined asacell phone !!

k4rjj at bellsouth.net k4rjj at bellsouth.net
Sat Feb 7 02:17:43 UTC 2009


 
 I knew there was a reason I didn't rejoin ARRL this year.  What were they thinking?!

Ronny K4RJJ
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 -------------- Original message from "Steve Grantham" <aa5sg at comcast.net>: --------------


> It seems a matter of semantics.  I don't think they are defining it as a 
> cellular telephone.  Rather, as an "/Electronic Device" instead.  I think 
> they were simply suggesting text for more broad distracted driving statutes, 
> possibly based on existing statute text, while specifically excluding your 
> ham rig.  Even so, it really should be simple enough to just codify 
> distracted driving without making a list of offending devices.  Though, in 
> these times of jurist imprudence, simple remedies are not often made.
> 
> So much then for using "Street Atlas" or "Streets and Trips" on your laptop 
> with a USB or serial GPS to navigate around.  And lots of businesses use 
> mobile laptops in the course of routine business (including the police.) 
> And what about those electronic meter readers driving around with those big 
> clunky handheld devices?  I wonder what the accident rate is on them?
> 
> Steve AA5SG
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> ----- Original Message ----- 
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> acell phone !!
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> >I couldn't believe this!
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> >
> > Mike KC9DOA
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