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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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    01/28/2011 | Senate Version of Amateur Radio Legislation Introduced

    On Wednesday, January 26, Senator Joe Lieberman (ID-CT), along with Senator Susan Collins (R-ME), introduced Senate Bill 191, The Amateur Radio Emergency Communications Enhancement Act of 2011. Similar to HR 81 -- also called The Amateur Radio Emergency C
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    01/04/2011 | America’s Oldest Scouter: Woody Woodward, W7KOP (SK)

    Leonard Andrew “Woody” Woodward, W7KOP, of Mapleton, Utah, passed away December 25, 2010. He was 99. Woodward -- who, according to the Boy Scouts of America, was the “longest continuously registered Scouter” -- was involved with scouting for more than 87
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    11/18/2010 | SKYWARN Recognition Day Set for December 4

    The 12th Annual SKYWARN Recognition Day (SRD) Special Event will take place Saturday, December 4, 2010. 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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