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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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  • 09/09/2009 | Delegates Descend on Tokyo for GAREC 09

    Officials from the IARU and all three IARU regions, national IARU Member-Societies and specialized Amateur Radio emergency communications groups from around the globe gathered in Tokyo on August 24-25 for the Fifth Global Amateur Radio Emergency Communica
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  • 08/12/2009 | ARRL Responds to FCC's Proposed Allocation for Medical Devices in 70 cm Band

    ARRL General Counsel Chris Imlay, W3KD, on behalf of the ARRL, filed comments on August 11 regarding a Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM), ET Docket 09-36, issued by the FCC in March 2009. In the NPRM, the FCC proposed to allocate spectru
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    05/28/2009 | FCC's Bill Cross: "Behave Yourselves!"

    Bill Cross, W3TN, a staff member in the FCC's Mobility Division, and Laura Smith, FCC Special Counsel for Amateur Enforcement, spoke at the FCC Forum on Saturday, May 16 at the 2009 Dayton Hamvention®. Cross opened by explaining just where Amateur Rad
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  • 04/06/2009 | FCC Denies Michigan Ham's Request for Ruling

    In October 2007, Christopher Kaczmarek, KB8MLC, of Saginaw, Michigan, petitioned the FCC for a ruling regarding the installation of his Amateur Radio antenna. Kaczmarek told the FCC that he received a notice from the manager of his mobile home community s
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  • 03/23/2009 | FCC Clarifies What Constitutes an Amateur Radio Repeater

    In December 2007, Gary Mitchell, WB6YRU, President of the Northern California Packet Association (NCPA), filed a Petition with the FCC, asking for the Commission to clarify the definition of a repeater. According to Part 97, Section 3(a)(39), A repeater i
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  • 03/19/2009 | FCC Denies Petition to Increase Size of Amateur Radio Question Pools

    In April 2008, Michael Mancuso, KI4NGN, of Raleigh, North Carolina, filed a petition with the FCC, seeking to increase the size of the question pools that make up the Amateur Radio licensing exams. Mancuso sought to increase the question pool from 10 time
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