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    02/17/2012 | WRC-12 Comes to a Close in Geneva

    The World Radiocommunication Conference 2012 (WRC-12) concluded its deliberations today with the signing of the Final Acts that revise the Radio Regulations, the international treaty governing the use of radio-frequency spectrum and satellite orbits. More
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    05/23/2011 | Senate “Companion” Bill to HR 607 Avoids Impacting Amateur Spectrum

    On Thursday, May 19, Senators Joe Lieberman (ID-CT) and John McCain (R-AZ) introduced S 1040 -- The Broadband for First Responders Act of 2011 -- in the Senate (see below for link). While it has a similar objective to HR 607 -- introduced in February by R
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  • 09/22/2009 | Preparations Underway for WRC-12

    Approximately 200 participants came together in an ITU preliminary meeting that ended September 16 in Geneva, Switzerland in preparation for the 2012 World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-12). The six regional telecommunications organizations -- APT (A
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  • 03/13/2009 | Agenda for WRC-11 Poses Opportunities and Challenges for Hams

    The next World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-11) is scheduled for fall 2011. These periodic conferences of the Member States of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) consider allocations to the various radio services -- including the Amateu
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    06/21/2008 | Ham Radio -- "Below the Radar"

    William Cross, W3TN, a staff member in the FCC's Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, and Riley Hollingsworth, Special Counsel for the Spectrum Enforcement Division of the FCC's Enforcement Bureau, spoke at the FCC Forum on Saturday afternoon at the 2008 D
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  • 05/07/2008 | FCC Denies Two Amateur Radio Petitions for Rulemaking

    In two separate decisions released today, the Federal Communications Commission denied two Petitions for Rulemaking (PRM) having to do with Amateur Radio. These two PRMs, one filed by Mark Miller, N5RFX, of Arlington, Texas, con
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