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  • 10/28/2009 | FCC Issues First Waiver for Government-Sponsored Disaster Drill

    On Tuesday October 27, the FCC's Wireless Telecommunications Bureau (WTB) granted the first waiver that allows amateurs who participate in a government-sponsored emergency preparedness and disaster drill to communicate on behalf of their employers during
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  • 10/27/2009 | FCC Issues Public Notice on Amateur Service Communication During Government Disaster Drills

    On Tuesday October 20, 2009 the FCC released a Public Notice clarifying the Commission's rules relating to the use of Amateur Radio by licensed amateurs participating in drills and exercises on behalf of their employers. Entitled Amateur Service
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  • 07/16/2009 | FCC Chairman Genachowski Announces Wireless Bureau Senior Staff

    FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski announced four members of the senior leadership of the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau (WTB) on July 16. Bureau Chief Ruth Milkman, Senior Deputy Chief James Schlichting, Deputy Chief Renee Roland Crittendon and Deputy C
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    05/28/2009 | FCC's Bill Cross: "Behave Yourselves!"

    Bill Cross, W3TN, a staff member in the FCC's Mobility Division, and Laura Smith, FCC Special Counsel for Amateur Enforcement, spoke at the FCC Forum on Saturday, May 16 at the 2009 Dayton Hamvention®. Cross opened by explaining just where Amateur Rad
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  • 02/02/2009 | Laura L. Smith Named to Amateur Radio Enforcement Role

    Laura L. Smith of Pennsylvania has been named by the FCC to fill the vacancy created when Riley Hollingsworth, K4ZDH, retired in 2008 as Special Counsel for the Spectrum Enforcement Division of the FCC's Enforcement Bureau. Hollingsworth served in that po
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    06/21/2008 | Ham Radio -- "Below the Radar"

    William Cross, W3TN, a staff member in the FCC's Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, and Riley Hollingsworth, Special Counsel for the Spectrum Enforcement Division of the FCC's Enforcement Bureau, spoke at the FCC Forum on Saturday afternoon at the 2008 D
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    05/20/2008 | FCC's Hollingsworth Set to Retire in July

    Special Counsel in the FCC Spectrum Enforcement Division Riley Hollingsworth has announced plans to retire from the FCC later this year. "My intention," Hollingsworth told the ARRL, "is to head out in July, assuming the results of the secon
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