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Author Topic: Carry in wallet?  (Read 6140 times)
KK6AUI
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« on: November 14, 2012, 03:43:58 PM »

Just got my license. See they have a wallet card now. Is it really a useful thing to carry? My wallet is thick enough now  Smiley
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KG6AF
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« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2012, 04:00:03 PM »

I suppose it could be useful, but it's not required.

The issue was addressed in this thread:

http://www.eham.net/ehamforum/smf/index.php/topic,74566.msg508284.html
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NK7Z
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« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2012, 04:17:02 PM »

You might want to keep a copy of it in your wallet, in the event you get stopped by Law Enforcement for cell phone violations...  Not sure it will help, but I heard of a guy who got stopped once, for cell phone stuff, he showed the Policeman the ham ticket, and the Policeman said, never mind...  He was using a 2 meter rig, not a cell phone.

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K2YO
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« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2012, 03:10:38 PM »

I carry a full size copy of my license in the glove box along with my registration. I've been pulled over three times for cell phone usage when it was a radio. Every time I've shown them the license and stated it was federal authorized and they decided not to write the ticket. Here in NY, there is an appelate decision stateing that ham radio is not included in the cell phone law, so I carry a copy of that decision also. I've had a NYC LEO tell me radio was included in the cell phone law and I respectfully told him the NYS Appelate Court disagreed and handed him the case ruling. He was not happy, but told me to drive safely. So I drove away safely, hahaha.

Bernie
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K1CJS
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« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2012, 04:04:47 AM »

...See they have a wallet card now...

What do you mean--now?  They've had it for years.
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KD8IWZ
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« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2012, 06:02:59 AM »

Bernie, do you have any idea where I can find a list of states who do not include amateur radio in their celphone laws? I've not been able to find it.

Thanks for your help,  73 Dale
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K2YO
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« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2012, 08:45:28 AM »

I don't know of any website with that information. Probably your best bet is the ARRL. I know they were following the case in NY.

Bernie
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