Amateur radio organization trying to recruit new operators
Lufkin Daily News (Lufkin, Texas)
The Amateur Radio Emergency Service is struggling to recruit licensed operators to handle potential emergency communications should a hurricane or other disaster arise…

Chicago’s wireless web may dwarf Houston’s; Geeks hope it works
Bloomberg
Chicago plans to surpass Houston and other metropolitan areas by building the most far-reaching, citywide wireless Internet access in the nation. But nobody knows if it will work…

Cincinnati surgeon leads first test of mobile robotic surgery
Science Daily
Academics are developing prototype communication platforms for mobile telesurgery…

Crisis communication plan gets static in Senate
The Times-Picayune (New Orleans, La.)
The Senate Commerce Committee shot down a proposal to create a statewide, coordinated communications system based on text messaging…

New 911 system will be installed in a year, RPD says
Richmond.com (Richmond, Va.)
The Richmond Police Department invests $3 million in a new, Windows-based 911 dispatch system…

State hits road with new command center
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette (Fort Wayne, Ind.)
Homeland security officials unveiled an $835,000 mobile command center…