This isn't a multiple choice test. It's the way things are under a broad but ambiguous passed by the state General Assembly last year. The statute was aimed at cell phone/texting use, but at the last minute, and without anybody watching closely, was broadened to say:
“electronic wireless communications device” includes, but is not limited to, a broadband personal communication device, a specialized mobile radio device, a handheld device or laptop computer with mobile data access, a pager, or a two-way messaging device.
Two California hams, Jim Aspinwall NO1PC and Norm Lucas WB6RVR, are working with a state Assemblyman to revise the statute. They join hosts David Goldenberg W0DHG and Gary Pearce KN4AQ for an in-depth look at the law, what they're doing to change it, and the connection between two-way radio use (including Amateur Radio) and distracted driving.
So that's the first 90 minutes. Then David and Gary spend another half-hour with some banter about Reddit and Gary's sub-Reddit board, and David's upcoming Public Service event with the run in the California and Nevada desert.
Remember that we're an audio podcast, too. And good news, podcast fans: the Radio Rating of A is marred only by a little video from a TV station, and the map graphics of the Baker to Vegas run. We also show some text of the legislation, but Gary is careful to read it. See http://HamRadioNow.tv/rss for details on getting the audio.