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ARRL General Bulletin ARLB021 (2010)

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ARLB021 FCC to Allow Government Drills Without a Waiver as of
September 3

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ARRL Bulletin 21  ARLB021
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  August 5, 2010
To all radio amateurs 

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ARLB021 FCC to Allow Government Drills Without a Waiver as of
September 3

In July, the FCC released a Report and Order (R&O) that amended Part
97 -- more specifically Section 97.113 -- stating that government
entities sponsoring disaster and emergency drills will no longer
need to apply for a waiver to hold these drills.

Additionally, employees who wish to participate in
non-government-sponsored drills and exercises may do so under
certain conditions.

Part 97 is the portion of the Commission's rules that govern the
Amateur Radio Service. In the August 4th edition of the Federal
Register, the FCC issued a summary of the R&O entitled Amendment of
the Commission's Rules Regarding Amateur Radio Service
Communications During Government Disaster Drills -- noting that the
effective date of these new rules will be September 3, 2010.
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