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    06/28/2009 | Senate Confirms Genachowski as FCC Chairman; McDowell Confirmed for Second Term

    Just nine day after Julius Genachowski -- the man President Barack Obama picked to head the Federal Communications Commission -- appeared before the Senate's Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, the Senate confirmed his nomination as FCC Chairm
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  • 06/18/2009 | FCC Turns 75 Today

    On June 19, 1934, 75 years ago today, President Franklin D. Roosevelt established the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) -- replacing the Federal Radio Commission -- by signing Public Law 73-416, the <
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  • 06/12/2009 | Don Tunstill, W4NO (SK)

    Don Tunstill, W4NO, founder of the Central America VEC, passed away at his home in Huntsville, Alabama on Monday, June 9. He was 69. Tunstill, an ARRL Life Member, was a charter member of Huntsville Amateur Radio Club and served as president of  Learn More

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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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    05/19/2009 | FCC Releases Unredacted BPL Case Studies after ARRL FOIA Request

    Earlier this month, the FCC released the redacted portions of the studies on which they relied with regard to its Broadband over Powerline (BPL) rulemaking in 2004 after ARRL filed a Freedom of Information Act request on March 31 for the studies. In Octob
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  • 05/18/2009 | FCC Looks to Raise Vanity Call Sign Fees for Second Consecutive Year

    The FCC released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Order (NPRM) on May 14 seeking to raise fees for Amateur Radio vanity call signs. Currently, a vanity call sign costs $12.30 and is good for 10 years; the new fee, if the FCC plan goes thr
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  • 05/14/2009 | FCC Resumes Enforcement Actions

    On May 13, the FCC posted the first list of enforcement actions since Laura Smith took over as FCC Special Counsel. The 11 RFI-related letters to energy providers were sent be
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  • 05/05/2009 | FCC Affirms Vanity Call Sign Rules

    The FCC dismissed a petition filed by Richard Essen, N6CX (ex-AB3IQ), of Silver Spring, Maryland, regarding the issuance of a vanity call sign to Allan Corderman. In its decision, the FCC said that Corderman's application for his new call sign was valid a
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