“The sea will grant each man new hope, and sleep will bring dreams of home…” – Christopher Columbus

If you live in California you may already have noticed this story that will significantly impact some Field Day operations in the State. While it won’t make everyone happy, it does provide incentive for low-power (QRP), battery/solar operation to become the norm there.

And who knows, perhaps there’s still a future for paper logging?

California law bans small off-road gas engines, including lawnmowers and chainsaws

California took another step toward its goal of ridding the state of all gas-powered engines thanks to a new bill signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom on Saturday.

The new law will ban the sale of all off-road, gas-powered engines, including generators, lawn equipment, pressure washers, chainsaws, weed trimmers, and even golf carts. Under the new law, these machines must be zero-emissions, meaning they will have to be either battery-powered or plug-in, according to the Los Angeles Times.