ARRL

ARRL General Bulletin ARLB005 (1995)

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ARLB005 Bulletin hoax
 
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ARRL Bulletin 5  ARLB005
>From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  January 20, 1995
To all radio amateurs 
 
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ARLB005 Bulletin hoax
 
Notice of False W1AW/ARRL Special Bulletin
 
A message purporting to be official W1AW Bulletin ARLX004 falsely
claimed that the American Radio Relay League, ARRL, plans to
petition the Federal Communications Commission, FCC, to drop all
Morse code requirements for Amateur Radio licenses in the U.S.  An
authentic ARRL Bulletin apparently was altered and re-posted on an
internet news group as a practical joke.  The League plans no such
petition.  The actual bulletin ARLX004 concerned a balloon launch
from Iowa.  The League views any dissemination of forged messages as
an extremely serious matter.
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