The ARRL Public Service Enhancement Working Group (PSEWG) has requested comments and suggestions from all Section Managers (SMs) and Section Emergency Coordinators (SECs) regarding the proposed ARES Strategic Plan by October 31, 2018.
On August 14, 2018, ARRL reported:
Reorganized and updated FCC Personal Radio Services (PRS) Part 95 rules have been published in The Federal Register. … Effective September 30, 2019, it will be illegal to manufacture or import handheld portable radio equipment capable of operating under FRS rules and under other licensed or licensed-by-rule services. 1
The updated regulation is effective September 28, 2018.
On August 15, 2018, John Kruk N9UPC—National Sales Manager, Yaesu USA—presented An Overview of Yaesu System Fusion II, a Yaseu Education System (YES Network) webinar.
This hour long webinar covered a variety of System Fusion, Wires-X, and IMRS topics including an explanation of the difference between System Fusion and System Fusion II.
Questions specific to firmware, software, or future features were not answered during the webinar.
On August 7, 2018, RRRA promoted Amateur Radio at the West Fargo Night To Unite with a booth staffed by KC0GQE, N0TSZ, and N0WQZ.