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    09/20/2010 | United States Supports Secondary Amateur Radio Allocation at 461-469 and 471-478 kHz

    The Federal Communications Commission and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) -- the spectrum regulators for United States private sector and government users, respectively -- have agreed to support a secondary MF allocat
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    09/10/2010 | New York Judge Declares Amateur Radio Is Not a Cell Phone

    In many states and localities, it is illegal to talk on a cell phone (without a hands-free device) while behind the wheel -- doing so can result in a ticket and possibly a large fine. But on May 30, 2010, when a New York ham was talking on his mobile rig,
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    09/09/2010 | ARRL Seeks to Protect 2304 MHz Operation

    In May, as a partial implementation of its National Broadband Plan, the FCC adopted amendments to its rules for Wireless Communications Services in the 2.3 GHz band to permit mobile broadband services, in addition to fixed services, in the bands 2305-2317
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    09/09/2010 | ARRL Comments in FCC Review of CB Rules

    In June the FCC opened a proceeding -- WT Docket No. 10-119 -- “to simplify, streamline, and update the Part 95 rules to reflect technological advances and changes in the way the American public uses the various Personal Radio Services.” The Citizens Band
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    09/09/2010 | GAREC 2010 to Convene Next Month

    The 2010 Global Amateur Radio Emergency Communications Conference (GAREC) -- supported by the ARRL, the IARU and all three IARU Regions -- is scheduled for October 11-12 in Curacao, one of five island territories of the Netherlands Antilles. With its them
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    08/11/2010 | FCC Denies Petitions on Call Sign Usage, Expanded Privileges

    On August 9, the FCC denied two Petitions for Rule Making: one to prohibit what the petitioner called “the false or unauthorized use of an Amateur Radio call sign,” and one to wishing to expand privileges on the 15 meter phone band for General and Amateur
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    07/28/2010 | Government Agencies Introduce User-Friendly Federal Register

    While the Federal Register may be the ultimate record of the business of the USA’s Executive Branch, it can be a difficult document to navigate. The Register publishes approximately 80,000 pages of documents each year in the form of Notices, Proposed Rule
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