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  • 12/10/2008 | FCC Calls on Amateur Radio Service for Assistance with Digital TV Conversion

    Earlier this week, the ARRL received a request from the FCC asking that ARRL members to provide technical educational assistance to their communities concerning the FCC-mandated digital television (DTV) conversion scheduled for February 17, 2009.
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  • 11/07/2008 | ARRL VEC Announces Exam Fee Increase

    On November 6, The ARRL VEC announced that as of January 1, 2009, the fee to take an ARRL Volunteer Examiner (VE)-administered Amateur Radio license exam will increase by $1, from $14 to $15. According to ARRL VEC Manager Maria Somma, AB1FM, ARRL VE teams
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  • 10/30/2008 | FCC Responds to ARRL Petition Against Experimental License using 40 Meter Band

    On Monday, October 20, the ARRL filed a "Petition for Modification or Cancellation of Experimental Authorization" (Petition) with the FCC with respect to WE2XRH. According to the FCC, this experimental license -- issued to Digital Auror
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  • 10/29/2008 | ARRL Files Petition with FCC against Experimental License Using 40 Meter Band

    On Monday, October 20, the ARRL filed a Petition for Modification or Cancellation of Experimental Authorization (Petition) with the FCC with respect to WE2XRH. According to the FCC, this experimental license -- issued to Digital Aurora R
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  • 10/29/2008 | Ohio Hams Discover, Fix "Ditters" on 40 Meters

    Silent since the summer of 2000, "ditters" have been heard once again on 40 meters by hams in North Carolina . According to ARRL Field and Regulatory Correspondent Chuck Skolaut, K0BOG, hams in that state contacted him on October 22 complaining
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  • 10/25/2008 | Next Round of PAVE PAWS Mitigation Contacts Begins

    On Wednesday, October 22, the FCC notified the ARRL that they would immediately begin making direct contact with owners or trustees of approximately 40 repeaters. The US Air Force identified these repeaters earlier this year as contributors to the harmful
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  • 10/10/2008 | Spectrum Defense: "More Work to Do"

    Defending and enhancing access to the Amateur Radio spectrum is the primary mission of the ARRL. According to ARRL Chief Executive Officer David Sumner, K1ZZ, the League has not only protected the bands, but has also added several new ones, despite expone
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