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    02/25/2010 | FCC Allows Robotic Device in Amateur Band

    In January 2008, a company called ReconRobotics filed a request with the FCC for a waiver of Part 90 of the Commission's Rules with respect to the Recon Scout -- a remote-controlled, maneuverable surveillance robot designed for use in areas that may be to
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  • 10/13/2009 | After False Starts, Midway Island DXpedition off to Good Beginning

    After the airplane scheduled to take the K4M DXpedition team from Honolulu to Midway Island developed engine trouble, there was doubt as to if the team would even make it to the island. But Murphy didn't get in the way -- mechanics found the necessary par
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  • 05/12/2009 | Explore Radio Scouting at the 2009 ARRL National Convention

    Of the many exciting displays in the ARRL EXPO at the 2009 ARRL National Convention at the Dayton Hamvention, the Scout Radio Outpost is eagerly anticipated by youth and adults alike. According to Brian Walker, K9BKW, Scout Leaders will again be reaching
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  • 03/30/2009 | FCC Denies New York Ham's Request for PRB-1 Ruling

    On March 27, the FCC notified Thomas Morrison, AB2PP, of Yonkers, New York, that it was denying his petition concerning an Amateur Radio antenna support structure Morrison had installed at his home. In his December 2008, petition, Morrison requested the C
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  • Midway is located in the North Pacific Ocean, approximately 1250 miles northwest of Honolulu.

    03/11/2009 | Hams to Activate Midway Atoll as K4M in October 2009

    Earlier this year, US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) announced that they would open Midway Atoll to Amateur Radio operations for two weeks only, from October 5-19, 2009. Tom Harrell, N4XP, of Monroe, Georgia, and Dave Johnson, WB4JTT, of Aitkin, Minnes
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  • 03/11/2009 | US Coast Guard to Discontinue LORAN Stations

    Last month, the US Coast Guard announced that due to economic conditions, they would be closing down the 24 LORAN-C (Long Range Aid to Navigation) stations operated under the auspices of the USCG. LORAN stations provide navigation, location and timing ser
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  • 02/10/2009 | ARRL Executive Committee Issues Mobile Amateur Radio Operation Policy Statement

    On January 30, at the instruction of the Board of Directors at its January 2009 meeting, the ARRL Executive Committee adopted a policy statement on mobile Amateur Radio operations. The statement addresses the growing number of proposed state and local law
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    01/27/2009 | Amateur Radio Operations to Begin Again on Midway Atoll

    The US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) announced on Monday, January 26 that they would once again allow Amateur Radio operators the opportunity to operate from Midway Atoll. This the first time that USFWS has allowed amateurs to operate from the wildlif
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