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    12/06/2011 | Space Pioneer Jack Townsend, W3PRB (SK)

    John W. “Jack” Townsend, Jr, W3PRB, of Cabin John, Maryland, passed away October 29 due to complications from lung cancer. He was 87. Townsend -- an ARRL member -- was a rocket and satellite pioneer who was influential in creating the first meteorological
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    04/11/2011 | From the Hearts: Providing a Way for Others to Communicate with the ISS

    In America and around the world, students use Amateur Radio to talk to astronauts on the International Space Station, orbiting high above the Earth -- and it’s the students at an all-girls school in Honolulu, Hawaii who help make the connection.
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    09/22/2010 | PBS Show Features History Mystery with an Amateur Radio Twist

    In the PBS show History Detectives, a group of researchers helps people to seek answers to various historical questions they have, usually centering around a family heirloom, an old house or other historic object or structure. So when Chuck Roedel, WA2MXR
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    06/01/2009 | NASA Releases New Predictions for Solar Cycle 24

    An international panel of experts -- led by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and sponsored by NASA -- has released a new prediction for the next solar cycle: Solar Cycle 24 will peak in May 2013 with a below-average number of sun
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