Pactor 4

FCC Grants Waiver to Permit Pactor 4 for Hurricane Dorian

September 2, 2019--The FCC granted the ARRL's request, similar to past hurricane emergencies, for a temporary waiver of Section 97.307(f) through 5 PM Eastern on Friday, September 6, to permit the use of PACTOR 4 in response to Hurricane Dorian. The ARRL has published an article on this today.

--The Winlink Team

FCC Grants Waiver to Permit Higher Symbol Rate Data for Hurricane Relief

August 24, 2018--The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today requested and was granted a temporary waiver of section 97.307(f) of the Commission’s rules to permit use of Pactor 4 for amateur communications between the United States mainland and Hawaii related to Hurricane Lane relief. The waiver is in effect through Tuesday, August 28, 2018. Another formal order related to a longer, 30-day waiver will be released next week.

US amateur Pactor gateways capable of running Pactor 4 and are involved in hurricane relief communications with Hawaii are requested to configure their stations to permit connections with this mode. Watch for further news regarding these temporary waivers of FCC rules to avoid violations.

--Winlink Development Team

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