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    02/17/2012 | Payroll Tax Bill Includes Provision for Amateur Radio Study

    A bill that scored a 293-132 victory the House today includes a provision for a study of the uses and capabilities of Amateur Radio Service communications in emergencies and disaster relief; it will soon head to the Senate for a vote. If passed into law,
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    01/24/2012 | New Books on HF Digital Operations, Emergency Power Now Shipping

    The ARRL has just released two new books that you are going to want to have in your shack: Get on the Air with HF Digital by QST Editor Steve Ford, WB8IMY, and Emergency Power for Radio Communications (2nd edition) by Michael Bryce, WB8VGE. Explore digit
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    01/17/2012 | ARRL Bestows Awards at 2012 Annual Meeting

    The ARRL Board of Directors had the pleasure and distinction of bestowing three annual awards at its 2012 Annual Meeting — the George Hart Distinguished Service Award, the Bill Leonard, W2SKE, Professional Media Award for print, audio and video, and the A
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    12/15/2011 | House-Passed Payroll Tax Bill Includes Amateur Radio Study

    The Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2011 (HR 3630) -- the bill to extend the payroll tax reduction that passed the US House of Representatives on Tuesday, December 13 -- includes among its many other provisions the “Jumpstarting Opportunit
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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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