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  • 01/12/2009 | Earthquake Strikes Costa Rica, Emergency Ham Frequency Declared

    On Thursday, January 8 at 1921 UTC, an earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale struck the Central American country of Costa Rica. The earthquake, with an epicenter located about 22 miles northeast of San Jose, comes after a series of almost 60 seism
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    11/30/2008 | IARU Region 1 Meets in Croatia

    Earlier this month, IARU Region 1 held its triennial conference in Cavtat, Croatia. Forty IARU Member Societies were present, with another 12 Member Societies represented via proxy. IARU Vice President Tim Ellam, VE6SH, and IARU Secretary David Sumner, K1
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  • 10/29/2008 | Spanish Hams Receive New Frequency Privileges

    The Union de Radioaficionados Espanoles (URE), Spain’s IARU Member-Society, reported that as of October 24,2008, that country’s Secretarí
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    10/14/2008 | Contester/DXer Paolo Cortese, I2UIY (SK)

    Well-known contester, DXer, and QST and NCJ author Paolo Cortese, I2UIY, passed away from a brain aneurysm the weekend of October 11. He was 48. According to fellow contester Doug Grant, K1DG, Cortese was the "most popular competito
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    09/05/2008 | ITU Leadership Visits Asian Amateur Radio Exhibit

    For four days earlier this month, members of Asia's information and communications technology (ICT) sector convened at ITU Telecom Asia, focusing on core issues relating to ICT expansion across the region. The event featured the latest technologies and in
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  • 08/15/2008 | Amateur Radio Exams, Licensing Return to Bangladesh

    Since 2004, Amateur Radio operators in Bangladesh have not been able to get an Amateur Radio license or sit for an examination. But thanks to the efforts of the Bangladesh Amateur Radio League (BARL) -- that country's IARU Member-Society -- the Bangladesh
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    08/04/2008 | Austrian Amateurs Celebrate UN World Environment Day

    In 1972, the United Nations (UN) established World Environment Day to mark the opening of the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment. To celebrate this event in 2008, the Vienna International Amateur Radio Club, 4U1VIC, received permission from the
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  • 07/11/2008 | IARU Member Societies On-The-Air for IARU HF World Championship

    In this weekend's IARU HF World Championship Contest, IARU Member Societies from all around the globe will be active and operating with special call signs. According to ARRL Contest Branch Manager Sean Kutzko, KX9X, many of these call signs end in HQ, des
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