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Accessed on 21 October 2019, 2145 UTC, Post 1170.


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CQ Newsroom stories include:
WRC-19 Under Way Soon; IARU Keeping Tabs – The 2019 World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-19) gets under way in Egypt later this month. International Amateur Radio Union observers will keep tabs on actions directly impacting amateur radio
ARRL Reps Meet with Congressional Reps – Members of the ARRL Ad Hoc Legislative Advisory Committee met in September with several members of Congress to “reacquaint the lawmakers with Amateur Radio’s most-pressing issues,” and request their continuing support
FCC Says No to Three Hams’ Petitions –

Two would have placed limits on vanity calls, third sought FCC pre-emption of state and local distracted driving laws for ham rigs

FCC Proposes $17,000 Fine for Repeater Interference – Commission justifies large fine against New York ham due to what it calls “his history as a repeat offender”
Dorian Sets New Record for Hurricane Watch Net – Slow-moving storm results in 159-hour activation, 8 hours longer than for Hurricane Matthew in 2018
ARRL Official Observers Ride Into Sunset – Section-based OO program is terminated; to be replaced by centralized Volunteer Monitor program
YOTA Summer Camp Prompts Mini-Camps Around Europe – 2019 Youngsters On The Air summer camp in Bulgaria had approximately 80 participants from 27 countries; mini-camps scheduled this fall in the Czech Republic and the Netherlands
Confusion in California Over Viral Internet Post – Hams in California are being urged not to write angry letters to state legislators or other officials in response to a viral internet post that is said to be an over-reaction to a single action
K5FLU and K9EID Among 2019 RCA Awardees – The Radio Club of America announced its 2019 awards in late September, and the recipients included several amateurs. The best-known in the ham community are MFJ founder and president Martin F. Jue, K5FLU, and Heil Sound’s Bob Heil, K9EID
Two World Records Set at High Speed CW Championship – Male and female winners top the field at 195 words per minute; Belarus wins 2/3 of all medals

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