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    06/21/2011 | NASA Astronauts and Astronaut Candidates Earn Amateur Radio Licenses

    Every few years, NASA selects women and men to join its astronaut training program. Out of the hundreds who apply, only a select few are chosen to become Astronaut Candidates. Their training runs for at least two years, and when it is over, the Astronaut
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    06/16/2011 | Longtime HQ Staffer Jon Bloom, KE3Z, Leaves ARRL

    May 31 marked the last day at ARRL HQ for ARRL Information Technology Manager Jon Bloom, KE3Z. Bloom -- an ARRL Life Member who had been with the League for 27 years -- resigned from the League to pursue other opportunities. Bloom began his tenure at ARR
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    05/17/2011 | WRTC 2014 Announces Advisory Council Members

    Three radio amateurs have been selected to be on the Advisory Council for the 2014 World Radiosport Team Championships (WRTC): Tim Duffy, K3LR, of Edmond, Oklahoma, Craig Thompson, K9CT, of Trivoli, Illinois, and George DeMontrond III, NR5M, of Houston Te
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    04/28/2011 | Tornadoes and Thunderstorms Keep Radio Amateurs Busy in Midwest, Southeast

    As violent storms swept through Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas and North Carolina, served agencies called upon Amateur Radio operators to help provide communications support and real-time weather observations. The storms and flooding were the latest in th
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    04/12/2011 | World Amateur Radio Day Set for Monday, April 18

    The International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) and its more than 160 Member-Societies that represent countries around the world will celebrate World Amateur Radio Day on April 18. The theme for this year’s celebration is Amateur Radio: The First Technology
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    04/04/2011 | Alabama High Schools Successfully Launch High Altitude Balloon

    The Pell City and St Clair County High School’s joint balloon launch was a great success. The balloon was launched from the St Clair County Airport in Pell City, Alabama into a brisk wind at 2PM on April 2. The balloon carried a variety of experiments ran
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    02/24/2011 | New Zealand Amateurs Assist in Earthquake’s Aftermath

    A 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck the Canterbury region in New Zealand’s South Island on Tuesday, February 22 at 12:51 PM local time (2351 on February 21 UTC). According to IARU Region 3 Disaster Communications Committee Chairman Jim Linton, VK3PC, 10 rad
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    02/22/2011 | Three Yachtsmen Killed by Somali Pirates were Hams

    Four Americans -- including three Amateur Radio operators -- who were being held hostage on their yacht by pirates off the coast of Oman have been killed. Scott Adam, K9ESO, and his wife Jean, KF6RVB, along with Bob Riggle, KE7IIV, and Phylis Macay were o
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