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    11/22/2011 | The 13th Annual SKYWARN Recognition Day Set for December 3

    The 13th Annual SKYWARN Recognition Day (SRD) Special Event will take place Saturday, December 2, 2011. SRD is co-sponsored by the ARRL and the National Weather Service (NWS) as a way to recognize the commitment made by Amateur Radio operators in helping
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    11/09/2011 | California University Sees Record Number of Freshmen Take Tech Exam

    When 114 freshmen electrical engineering students at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, California, gathered on Friday, November 4 to take their Technician exam, they made history. Not only was the session one of the largest exam
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    10/12/2011 | US Amateurs Now 700,000 Strong!

    As the third quarter of 2011 came to a close, ARRL VEC Manager Maria Somma, AB1FM, began calculating the number of licensed Amateur Radio operators in the US, as well as the number of new licensees. “At the end of September, I saw that the number of hams
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    09/29/2011 | ARRL Briefs White House Staff on Amateur Radio’s Capabilities During Emergencies

    On September 12, at the invitation of White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard A. Schmidt, W7HAS, the ARRL briefed several members of the National Security Staff on the capabilities of the Amateur Radio Service to communicate in emergencies. “The Whit
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    09/22/2011 | Yaesu Donates FT DX 5000 Transceiver to W1AW

    Thanks to the generosity of Yaesu, W1AW, the Hiram Percy Maxim Memorial Station, now boasts Yaesu’s premier transceiver -- an FT DX 5000 and SM-5000 Station Monitor. Dennis Motschenbacher, K7BV, Executive Vice President for Yaesu’s Amateur Radio Sales Div
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    09/19/2011 | Radio Amateurs Take to the Air to Support National Wildlife Refuge Week

    Amateur Radio operators will be on the air in observance of the 2011 National Wildlife Refuge Week, October 8-16. This event will coincide with festivals and special events at refuges that help connect people with nature at the country’s more than 500 Nat
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    09/14/2011 | Missouri Hams Help Out When 911 Service Goes Down

    It doesn’t take a major disaster for Amateur Radio to step in and save the day. Around 9 PM on September 5, a cable cut completely isolated the Johnson County 911 Center in Warrensburg, Missouri, impacting landline, Internet and cellular service. Johnson
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