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    02/27/2013 | FCC Proposes More Spectrum at 5 GHz for Unlicensed Broadband

    On February 20, the FCC released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) in ET Docket No. 13-49, seeking to revise the Part 15 rules governing unlicensed national information infrastructure (U-NII) devices in the 5 GHz band.
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    10/13/2011 | AMSAT to Celebrate 50 Years in Space at Annual Space Symposium

    The AMSAT 2011 AMSAT Space Symposium will be held on Friday, November 4-6 in San Jose, California. This year’s Symposium coincides with the celebration of the 50th anniversary of OSCAR 1, the first Amateur Radio satellite. The Symposium will feature prese
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    08/01/2011 | ARISS Excited by New Proposal Process

    Earlier this year, the education office at NASA’s Johnson Space Center (JSC) sent a message to more than 18,000 US educators, describing the Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) program. This kicked off the first step in a new process
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    06/21/2010 | AMSAT Announces 2010 Conference, Calls for Papers

    The 2010 AMSAT Space Symposium and Annual Meeting will be held Friday, October 8 through Sunday, October 10 at the Chicago/Elk Grove Holiday Inn located near O’Hare Airport (the same hotel that recently hosted the Central States VHF Conference, Di
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    02/25/2010 | FCC Allows Robotic Device in Amateur Band

    In January 2008, a company called ReconRobotics filed a request with the FCC for a waiver of Part 90 of the Commission's Rules with respect to the Recon Scout -- a remote-controlled, maneuverable surveillance robot designed for use in areas that may be to
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  • 12/21/2009 | Chinese Satellite XW-1 Receives OSCAR Designation

    Less than one week after China’s first Amateur Radio satellite -- XW-1 -- was successfully launched, AMSAT has designated it Hope-OSCAR 68, or HO-68. “Amateur Radio Operators around the world have received beacon sig
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  • 10/20/2009 | IARU Administrative Council Adopts Preliminary WRC-12 Positions

    The Administrative Council (AC) of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) held its annual meeting on October 17-18, 2009 in Christchurch, New Zealand and took the following 16 actions.
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  • 07/29/2009 | FUNcube Cubesat Project Announced

    AMSAT-UK has announced a new amateur satellite project -- FUNcube -- an educational single cubesat project that features a 435-145 MHz linear transponder for SSB/CW operation. According to AMSAT-UK, FUNcube will "enthuse and educate" young peopl
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