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    02/21/2013 | Amateur-created “Varicode” Adopted as ITU Recommendation

    On Tuesday, February 19, François Rancy -- Director of the Radiocommunication Bureau (ITU-R) of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) -- announced the simultaneous adoption and approval by correspondence of a new Recommendation entitled Telegrap
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    02/05/2013 | ITU Offering Free Download of 2012 International Radio Regulations

    The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is offering an electronic version of the 2012 International Radio Regulations at no charge.
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    04/09/2012 | April 18 Is World Amateur Radio Day

    The year 2012 marks the 87th anniversary of the founding of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU). To mark this occasion, the IARU and its more than 160 Member-Societies will celebrate World Amateur Radio Day on April 18. For many years, the IARU h
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    02/21/2012 | Republic of South Sudan Assigned Prefix

    After a wait of more than seven months after being accepted as a member of the United Nations, the Republic of South Sudan received its prefix block from the International Telecommunication Union (ITU): Z8. On July 14, 2011 -- after South Sudan’s admittan
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    02/07/2012 | Former ITU-R Director Dick Kirby, W0LCT/HB9BOA (SK)

    Richard “Dick” Kirby, W0LCT/HB9BOA, passed away on January 26. He was 89. In 1974, Kirby -- an ARRL Life Member -- was elected Director of the International Telecommunication Union’s (ITU) International Radio Consultative Committee; he served as Director
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    02/06/2012 | Nobel Laureate Joe Taylor, K1JT, Addresses Plenary Session at WRC-12, Receives ITU Gold Medal

    On Friday, February 3, delegates and attendees at the 2012 World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-12) had the pleasure of listening Joe Taylor, K1JT, share his vision of the future of radiocommunication. Taylor -- an ARRL Member -- won the Nobel Prize
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    02/03/2012 | WRC Update: How Are Agenda Items Processed at a WRC?

    By Rod Stafford, W6ROD IARU Secretary The procedures used by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) before and during a World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC) seem complicated. They are somewhat complicated, but they are understandable with a
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    01/29/2012 | WRC-12: The First Week

    The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) 2012 World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-12) began January 23 in Geneva, Switzerland. This is the “big show” for spectrum allocation matters and a very important meeting if you are an Amateur Radio oper
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