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  • 4/24   - Net Neutrality issue roils FCC
  • 4/23   - Saving money with a phone audit - Stephen Rutherford
  • 4/22   - Magical thinking could harm EAS - Richard Rudman
  • 4/22   - Suicidal man jumps off a 400-foot tower
  • 4/21   - FEMA IPAWS CAP RWT misses CDT
  • 4/17   - NAL Watch: Georgia NCEFM gets its "one time" break, saves $9k
  • 4/17   - Is Your EAS Gear Ready for Action? - Clay Freinwald
  • 4/17   - NAB 2014 - The Southern View - Alan Alsobrook
  • 4/17   - NAB 2014 ... as we walk the floor for you
  • 4/16   - L&L and Alpha combine, grow - Boston Pirate goes down
  • 4/8     - Server bug that compromises millions of companies - a quick test
  • 4/7     - NAL Watch: Late renewal causes deletion/fine
  • 3/31   - High winds drop towers in MA
  • 3/30   - High Powered History - Directional AM at 92
  • 3/29   - Change in Security at 1WTC
  • 3/27   - MaxxCasting - Hal Kneller
  • 3/27   - NAL Watch: $29,250 fine for cell jamming
  • 3/26   - Nautel unveils a new transmitter line
  • 3/26   - Radio rakes in $14.8 Billion in 2013
  • 3/25   - Three BASE jumpers announce they also got to the top of the WTC building
  • 3/25   - Two weeks remain until the end of official Microsoft XP support
  • 3/24   - Free Cable - Steve Lampen
  • 3/20   - Do you want to say something about AM Revitalization? Today is the day!
  • 3/20   - NAB countdown: Preview of new products
  • 3/19   - Problems When the Lease Runs Out - Clay Freinwald
  • 3/17   - Harris Broadcast splits
  • 3/13   - Security Watch: WA station knocked off air by copper theft
  • 3/13   - Hackers invade RDS stream at MI stations, send profanity
  • 3/12   - My View: EAS Testing the Crosses the Line & other distractions
  • 3/12   - Thar's Copper in Them Thar Fields! - Kevin Kidd
  • 3/12   - NAL Watch: Station signs off at 7PM for four years = $5k
  • 3/11   - The FCC seeks comments on multilingual EAS information
  • 3/6     - The NRB 2014 Convention - Stan Adams
  • 3/6     - Another batch of bad LPFM applications uncovered
  • 3/5     - NAL Watch: A Cold day for Icicle Broadcasting: NALs for $46k
  • 3/3     - $1.9 million in EAS fines
  • 2/27   - Apps for Broadcasters- Shane Toven
  • 2/27   - Hoax sends police to Journal Tulsa Station
  • 2/20   - Locating the Church of the FCC
  • 2/20   - NAL Watch: Station with no Main Studio nor Public File: $17k
  • 2/18   - FCC invites comments on the "process"
  • 2/15   - Keeping Your AM System Well-Grounded - Kevin Kidd
  • 2/12   - Comcast and Time Warner Cable agree to a merger
  • 2/11   - Choosing between STL and IP Radio Links - Fred Francis
  • 2/10   - NAL Watch: $44k fine on WLS is now a Forfeiture Order
  • 2/7     - NAL Watch: $34k in fines for Public File violation; EAS violations
  • 2/5     - Building a New Station - A Checklist - Phil Owens
  • 2/5     - Ten Years Along - An HD Update - conversation w/ Clay Freinwald
  • 2/5     - NAL Watch: $42k in fines affirmed; $3.4k for late renewal. Public File
  • 2/4     - After 88 years, AM station moves to ... LPFM
  • 2/3     - Salvaged Parts become a Useful Current Sampler - Stephen Rutherford
  • 2/3     - NAL Watch: FCC does not like stations that transmit infrequently
  • 1/31   - Landmark LA towers get a reprieve
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  • 1/28   - Training for a Successful Station
  • 1/27   - A Relay Expander Solves Multi-Station EAS Problems - Dave Mandelbaum
  • 1/23   - The Bell System Technical Journals - Stan Adams
  • 1/22   - LPFM Station in NE forced to shut due to interference complaint
  • 1/21   - LPFM CPs may have substantial HAAT errors
  • 1/17   - Missing EAS RWT Problem identified: Sage boxes require updates.
  • 1/17   - NAL Watch: Catholic Church nets $7k fine for fencing violations
  • 1/17   - Canada close to decision on HD radio
  • 1/16   - Stretching a bit more out of the XP Operating System
  • 1/13   - 2014 CES Show news  and pix
  • 1/11   - Man cuts tree, two stations off air
  • 1/9    - Low Power Low Down: Counting the Cost to Construct - Stan Adams

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  • 1/8    - No, The FEMA will not be outsourcing IPAWS CAP
  • 1/2    - The LPFM Guide to Wire and Cable - Steve Lampen
  • 1/1    - Start the Year Healthy - Keep the Flu out, keep the Staff in
  • 12/26 - Ensuring Your Data is Safe
  • 12/19 - The Vendor/Customer Relationship - Karen Johnson & Richard Rudman
  • 12/12 - Visualizing Antenna Fields - Ron Nott
  • 12/5   - Keeping Stuff Out of Your Transmitter - Gary Peterson
  • 11/28 - Save Your Office from Being an Info Toxic Dump - Barbara Hemphill
  • 11/26 - AM Revitalization - Let the FCC know your comments - Mark Heller
  • 11/14 - Checking it Out: The DEVA DB8008 Backup Audio Player - Alex Hartman
  • 10/31 - Great Customer Service in the Broadcast Station - Kevin Trueblood
  • 10/17 - Some Diesel Engine Tips To Keep You On the Air - Richard Rudman
  • 10/12 - An Oklahoma station shows how to "give something back."
  • 10/10 - Detailed Logs Will Save the Day - Gary Peterson
  • 10/3  - Safety Suggestions to Keep Everyone Alive - Richard Rudman
  • 10/3  - CPR - a Simple Easy Way to Save Lives
  • 9/25  - HamSphere - Virtual Ham Radio - Mark Shander
  • 9/25  - Another "FCC" is selling LPFM transmitters
  • 9/19  - Exercise and Expertise; Radio gets "fit" - Donna Halper
  • 8/9    - Rats! The Transmitter with the Inconveniently Shorted Wire
  • 7/22  - Station Security - "Secure All Around"
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