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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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    01/29/2012 | Agenda Item 1.23 Update

    According to Colin Thomas G3PSM, CEPT Coordinator for Agenda Item 1.23, WRC-12 delegates are progressing with what he calls a “compromise proposal” for an MF secondary allocation to the Amateur Radio Service. Agenda Item 1.23 calls for WRC-12 delegations
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    01/17/2012 | ARRL Bestows Awards at 2012 Annual Meeting

    The ARRL Board of Directors had the pleasure and distinction of bestowing three annual awards at its 2012 Annual Meeting — the George Hart Distinguished Service Award, the Bill Leonard, W2SKE, Professional Media Award for print, audio and video, and the A
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    12/15/2011 | House-Passed Payroll Tax Bill Includes Amateur Radio Study

    The Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2011 (HR 3630) -- the bill to extend the payroll tax reduction that passed the US House of Representatives on Tuesday, December 13 -- includes among its many other provisions the “Jumpstarting Opportunit
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    12/15/2011 | NTSB Urges States to Ban Cell Phone Use by Drivers

    On Tuesday, December 13, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recommended that States ban the nonemergency use of all cellular telephones and other “portable electronic devices” (PEDs) by drivers of motor vehicles. This would include hands-free
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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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    11/28/2011 | FCC Commissioners to Discuss Medical Micropower Networks in 413-457 MHz Band

    In their regular meeting on Wednesday, November 30, the four FCC Commissioners will hear from the Commission’s Office of Engineering and Technology (OET) regarding amending Parts 2 and 95 of the Commission’s Rules. In a Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPR
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