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    11/22/2011 | When Brutal Storm Slams Alaska, Hams Provide Critical Communications

    Cold, windy winter storms are nothing new to Alaska, “the Last Frontier.” But even infrastructure built to withstand some of the harshest conditions can fail. As a storm pummeled the small, isolated villages along the Bering Sea on November 8, it knocked
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    11/09/2011 | The Sixth Annual ARRL On-Line Auction Comes to a Close

    After a week of frenzied bidding, the Sixth Annual ARRL On-Line Auction ended with a bang on October 26. The 2011 running of the auction featured almost 200 items, ranging from high-end Product Review equipment to a great assortment of antique books. In a
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    11/03/2011 | Breaking the Amateur Radio Balloon Altitude Record

    On October 23, a California group launched a balloon that reached 136,545 feet above ground level, a new altitude record.
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    10/17/2011 | California Ham Killed in Shooting Spree

    A gunman, apparently enraged over a custody dispute with his ex-wife, walked into a hair salon in Seal Beach, California on October 12. Scott Evans Dekraai allegedly opened fire in the salon, killing eight people, including his ex-wife. David Caouette, N6
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    09/28/2011 | Scouts to Take to the Airwaves for the 54th Jamboree on the Air

    Each year, more than 500,000 Scouts in more than 100 countries take to the airwaves on the third full weekend in October -- and this year will be no different. The Jamboree On The Air (JOTA) is an annual Scouting and Amateur Radio event sponsored by the W
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