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ARRL General Bulletin ARLB011 (1998)

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ARLB011 FCC's John B. Johnston, W3BE, retires

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ARRL Bulletin 11  ARLB011
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  January 30, 1998
To all radio amateurs

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ARLB011 FCC's John B. Johnston, W3BE, retires

A well-known name at the FCC, John B. Johnston, W3BE, has retired.
His last position at the Commission was as Special Assistant for
Personal Radio Services to the Public Safety and Private Wireless
Division. Johnston's last day at the FCC was Friday, January 30.

An electrical engineer by training, Johnston joined the FCC in 1972
as Chief, Rules and Legal Branch, Amateur and Citizens Radio
Division, where he worked under Prose Walker, W4BW. In 1975,
Johnston replaced Walker as Chief of the Amateur and Citizens Radio
Division.  Later, he served as Chief of the Personal Radio Branch,
Special Services Division, in the Private Radio Bureau (now the
Wireless Telecommunications Bureau).

Johnston, who's 70, only made it known this week to his FCC
colleagues that he'd be leaving, but his retirement was not entirely
unexpected since his wife retired last fall. For the time being,
Bill Cross, W3TN, will handle Amateur Radio matters formerly done by
Johnston.

A former ARRL Assistant Atlantic Division Director, Johnston served
earlier in his ham radio career as president of the Frankford Radio
Club and authored some articles for QST, including "Some Notes on
Acquiring the Code" in November 1966, and "A New Year's Resolution"
in March 1966, for which he won an award from the ARRL
Communications Department. He is a Charter Life Member of the ARRL.
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