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ARRL General Bulletin ARLB014 (2010)

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ARLB014 FCC Seeks Comments on Newly Proposed Rules for Amateur Radio
Operators and Emergency Drills

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ARRL Bulletin 14  ARLB014
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  April 26, 2010
To all radio amateurs 

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ARLB014 FCC Seeks Comments on Newly Proposed Rules for Amateur Radio
Operators and Emergency Drills

In March, the FCC released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM)
that proposed to amend the Part 97 rules governing the Amateur Radio
Service. The new rules would provide that, under certain limited
conditions, Amateur Radio operators may transmit messages during
emergency and disaster preparedness drills, regardless of whether
the operators are employees of entities participating in the drill.

On April 22, a summary of the NPRM was published in the Federal
Register and the FCC is seeking comments on it. Comments must be
filed on or before May 24, 2010 (30 days after publication in the
Federal Register); reply comments must be filed on or before June 7,
2010 (45 days after publication in the Federal Register).

Instructions on how to file comments are listed beginning on page 5
of the NPRM.  The NPRM is available on the web in PDF format at,
http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-10-45A1.pdf.
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