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    09/07/2010 | ARRL Introduces First Challenge Coin

    This month, the ARRL and the Amateur Radio community celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Amateur Radio Emergency Service®, or ARES®. To help commemorate this milestone, the ARRL has introduced an anniversary Challenge Coin. The die-struck, 1.5 inch bras
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    07/13/2010 | First Half of 2010 Sees Upswing in New Amateur Radio Licenses

    With more than 18,000 new Amateur Radio licenses issued in the first half of this year -- 18, 270 to be exact -- 2010 is shaping up to be a banner year for Amateur Radio. So far, the number of new licenses issued by the FCC in 2010 is outpacing the Januar
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    06/22/2010 | WX4NHC and Amateur Radio Featured on NHC’s New Hurricane Preparedness Web Site

    In April, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) debuted a new Web site dedicate to hurricane preparedness. The site explains that a lack of hurricane awareness and preparation are common threads among all major hurricane disasters, and that by knowing your
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    05/18/2010 | FCC Again Denies Amateur’s Petition Regarding Station Identification

    On May 18, the FCC denied a Petition for Reconsideration filed by Glen Zook, K9STH, that asked for changes in Part 97 regarding how often amateurs must identify themselves on the air. This action follows the Commission’s denial of Zook’s April 2009 Petiti
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    02/17/2010 | Grant Hopper, KB7WSD, Appointed Northwestern Division Vice Director

    ARRL President, Kay Craigie, N3KN, has appointed Grant Hopper, KB7WSD, of Everett, Washington, as the new Northwestern Division Vice Director. The position became vacant when no one submitted the necessary election materials needed to run for the Vice Di
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    01/29/2010 | FCC Notes Amateur Radio Response to Haitian Earthquake

    In a posting on January 28 to the FCC’s blog, Mindel DeLaTorre -- the Commission’s International Bureau Chief -- noted how Amateur Radio operators are assisting with communications support in earthquake ravaged Haiti.
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    01/06/2010 | 2009 Sees Surge of New Amateur Radio Licensees

    This past year was a banner year for new Amateur Radio licensees. According to ARRL VEC Manager Maria Somma, AB1FM, the FCC issued more than 30,000 new ham radio licenses. "In 2009, the demand for Amateur Radio exam sessions remained elevated and is
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