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    07/14/2011 | ReconRobotics Pays $17,500 to End FCC Investigation of Rules Violations

    On Wednesday, July 13, the FCC announced that its Enforcement Bureau and ReconRobotics have entered into a Consent Decree. This resolves an FCC investigation in response to a complaint filed by the ARRL. In 2010, the ARRL alleged that ReconRobotics had vi
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    05/25/2011 | FEMA Administrator Calls Amateur Radio “The Last Line of Defense”

    In an FCC forum on earthquake communications preparedness, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Craig Fugate described the Amateur Radio operator as “the ultimate backup, the originators of what we call social media.” The forum-- held
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    05/23/2011 | ARRL to Testify on Interoperable Public Safety Network

    The Subcommittee on Communications and Technology of the US House of Representatives has invited the ARRL to testify at a hearing on “Creating an Interoperable Public Safety Network.” ARRL General Counsel Chris Imlay, W3KD, will appear before the Subcommi
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    04/19/2011 | “Eternal Vigilance” Is the Price We Pay for Our Spectrum

    The first edition for 2011 of Spectrum Defense Matters -- a newsletter aimed at keeping ARRL members updated on issues related to the protection of Amateur Radio frequencies -- was recently released on the ARRL website. This newsletter covers both domesti
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    04/19/2011 | ARRL Scores Partial Victory in ReconRobotics Proceeding

    The FCC has given radio amateurs a partial victory in response to the ARRL’s challenge, in a Petition for Reconsideration, of a rules waiver that permits the certification and licensing of the Recon Scout -- a remote-controlled, maneuverable surveillance
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    03/10/2011 | NPSTC Says HR 607 “Needs to Be Amended”

    The National Public Safety Telecommunications Council (NPSTC) -- a federation of more than a dozen public safety communications organizations -- has gone on record as sharing the ARRL’s concerns regarding HR 607, the Broadband for First Responders’ Act of
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    03/02/2011 | ARRL Members Respond to HR 607

    Last month, a bill was introduced in the US House of Representatives that addresses certain spectrum management issues, including the creation and maintenance of a nationwide Public Safety broadband network. This bill -- HR 607, known as The Broadband for
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    02/22/2011 | ARRL Asks Members to Write in Opposition to HR 607

    ARRL members are being asked to write to their congressional representatives in opposition to HR 607, which as presently written threatens part of the Amateur Radio 70 cm band.
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