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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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    12/15/2011 | NTSB Urges States to Ban Cell Phone Use by Drivers

    On Tuesday, December 13, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recommended that States ban the nonemergency use of all cellular telephones and other “portable electronic devices” (PEDs) by drivers of motor vehicles. This would include hands-free
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    05/31/2011 | ARES® Stands Down After Joplin Storms, CERT Volunteers Needed

    Due to the end of the “search and recovery” mode after the EF5 tornado that struck Joplin, Missouri on Sunday, May 22, ARRL Missouri Section Emergency Coordinator Ken Baremore, W0KRB, notified area hams that all Amateur Radio communications from the Emerg
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    05/20/2011 | NASA and ARISS Reach Out to Educators

    On May 19, the Education Office at NASA’s Johnson Space Center’s (JSC) notified almost 20,000 US educators about the Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) Project. According to ARRL ARISS Program Manager Rosalie White, K1STO, this kicks
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    03/23/2011 | Radio Amateurs in Japan Still Providing Communications Support

    On the afternoon of Friday, March 11, an 8.9 earthquake hit Northern Japan, followed by several big aftershocks and a devastating tsunami in the coastal areas. “In the early stage following the earthquake and tsunami, several radio amateurs were able to a
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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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    01/10/2011 | New Amateur Radio Bill Introduced in Congress

    The Amateur Radio Emergency Communications Enhancement Act, which died at the end of the 111th Congress, has been reintroduced in the 112th Congress as HR 81. The sponsor is Representative Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX-18). The new bill -- which was introduced
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