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    05/14/2012 | Nominations Invited for 2012 Philip J. McGan Memorial Silver Antenna Award

    The ARRL is now accepting nominations for the 2012 Philip J. McGan Memorial Silver Antenna Award. This annual honor goes to a radio amateur who has demonstrated success in Amateur Radio public relations and best exemplifies volunteer spirit of the award's
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    04/05/2012 | Two New Books and Digital Software Library -- Now Shipping!

    The ARRL has just released two new books and a digital software library that you are going to want to have in your shack: Hints & Kinks for the Radio Amateur (18th edition) and Short Antennas for 160 Meter Radio by Grant Bingeman, KM5KG. The newest versio
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    03/28/2012 | QST Author Seriously Injured

    Commander Richard Paton, USCGR (Ret) -- author of “Radio’s Role in the Titanic Disaster” in the April 2012 issue of QST -- was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident in Tolland, Connecticut on March 22. He is in the Intensive Care Unit at Hartford Hos
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    02/23/2012 | Hollywood Movie Features Morse Code, Homebrew Equipment -- and Sea Monsters!

    In the movie Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, Sean Anderson (played by Josh Hutcherson) receives a coded distress signal that comes from a mysterious island where no island should exist. Sean decides to follow the signal with the unwilling assistance fro
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    01/23/2012 | ARRL Foundation Scholarship Application Deadline Fast Approaching

    Calling all college students and high school seniors! The ARRL Foundation Scholarship Application Deadline is February 1. Will you be nominated to receive one of the prestigious ARRL Foundation Scholarships? Only one week remains until the application per
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    12/07/2011 | New Rules for 60 Meters Have Yet to Take Effect

    Last month, the FCC released a Report & Order (R&O), detailing new rules for the 5 MHz (60 meters) Amateur Radio band. These rules have not been published in the Federal Register. In order to be official, the rules must be published in the Federal Registe
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    10/12/2011 | US Amateurs Now 700,000 Strong!

    As the third quarter of 2011 came to a close, ARRL VEC Manager Maria Somma, AB1FM, began calculating the number of licensed Amateur Radio operators in the US, as well as the number of new licensees. “At the end of September, I saw that the number of hams
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