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ARRL General Bulletin ARLB088 (1996)

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ARLB088 McNamara to leave FCC

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ARRL Bulletin 88  ARLB088
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  December 10, 1996
To all radio amateurs

SB QST ARL ARLB088
ARLB088 McNamara to leave FCC

FCC Private Wireless Division Chief Robert McNamara, N1KHF, says
he'll be leaving the FCC December 13 to take a position with Nextel
Communications Inc, a major telecommunications service supplier.
McNamara, 51, has been with the FCC for 21 years.

Deputy Private Wireless Division Chief David Horowitz will become
acting chief of the Private Wireless Division upon McNamara's
departure.

The Private Wireless Division is the part of the Wireless
Telecommunications Bureau that regulates Amateur Radio as well as
matters concerning public safety, industrial, transportation and
other private radio services, aviation, marine, IVDS, broadcast
auxiliary service, personal radio services, point-to-point
microwave, antenna tower clearance, and the radio operator
examination program.

ARRL Executive Vice President David Sumner, K1ZZ, said the League is
disappointed to see McNamara leave the FCC.  ''Ever since Ralph
Haller left the FCC, Bob McNamara has been our primary contact on
policy matters,'' he said.  ''We're sorry the FCC is losing him.''

McNamara attended the ARRL National Convention in Peoria earlier
this year and met with ARRL Board members there.
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