Excellent!MustangGlocker wrote: ↑Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:44 pmHey Roy. I'm a member of the NWS radio desk team. I have a meeting with them tomorrow and can also bring this up with the team.RoyGBiv wrote: ↑Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:49 amThanks for the heads up. I'll share with our local teams as well as the folks at National Weather Service in FTW.Flightmare wrote: ↑Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:42 amhttps://w5wx.net/2018/12/28/texas-legislature-sb43/
Couldn't find a better post to put this under. Looks like Senator Zaffirini has filed a bill that would change the "texting while driving" law to outlaw ham radio operation while the vehicle is in motion. This would definitely affect Skywarn storm spotters/chasers.
ETA: I wonder whether Skywarn/RACES would fall under the "authorized emergency... vehicle" exemption.
I passed it on to my contact at the weather service yesterday.
I don't see this bill passing into law, but my crystal ball is pawn shop quality. Best to be vigilant.