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    01/24/2012 | FCC Denies Anchorage VEC’s Waiver Request

    On January 24, the FCC issued an Order that denied a waiver request from the Anchorage VEC, one of 14 Volunteer Examiner Coordinators in the US. In its July 2011 Waiver Request, the Anchorage VEC asked the Commission to permit individuals who have previou
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    12/06/2011 | Nomination Deadline Approaching for ARRL International Humanitarian Award

    The deadline to nominate an amateur or group of amateurs for the 2011 ARRL International Humanitarian Award is coming up -- December 31, 2011. This award is conferred upon an amateur or amateurs who demonstrate devotion to human welfare, peace and interna
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    10/20/2011 | Honor a Professional Journalist: Nominate Them for the ARRL’s Leonard Award

    Television, radio, magazines, newspapers, blogs, Webcasts -- Amateur Radio has been featured in all of them in 2011. Now it is time to thank the professional media people who made it happen by nominating them for the Bill Leonard, W2SKE, Professional Medi
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    09/27/2011 | ARRL Invites Nominations for 2011 International Humanitarian Award

    Nominations are open for the 2011 ARRL International Humanitarian Award. This award is conferred upon an amateur or amateurs who demonstrate devotion to human welfare, peace and international understanding through Amateur Radio. The League established the
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    08/16/2011 | Tom Hammond, N0SS (SK)

    Tom Hammond, N0SS, of Lohman, Missouri, passed away August 4 from cancer. He was 67. Hammond was the first and only Life Member of the Kansas City DX Club (KCDXC), playing an invaluable role in the club for more than three decades, creating his world famo
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    07/13/2011 | ARRL Executive Committee Approves Grants for Six Schools

    In June, the ARRL Executive Committee reviewed grant applications for the ARRL’s Education & Technology Program (ETP), awarding equipment and resources valued at nearly $5000 to five schools. More than 575 schools across the country have received support
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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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