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From issues gone by, here is a photo of Gene Hughes of Police Call (which was last printed in 2005) and National Communications emeritus editor Norm Schrein at the first annual National Scanning Convention. The convention was held in Lancaster PA in July 1995. The photo caption read "Gene Hughes receives recognition for his years of service to the radio hobby community. Norm Schrein awards him a plaque from NatScan." This photo appeared in the September | October 1995 issue of National Scanning Magazine, which evolved into National Communications Magazine.
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the articles in the LATE SPRING May | June 2021 issue
that is available for download by those with paid online access:
NOTE: The SUMMER July | August 2021 issue is expected to be posted online no later than July 5, 2021.
|Links for information about articles in this new issue:||Author|
|COVER STORY: Build your own emergency communications go kit||Mark Haverstock|
|GMRS: Our first GMRS column: Review of the Radioddity GM-30 handheld||Chuck Gysi|
|Ham radio: Our first ham radio column: A look at the Baofeng GT-5R||Chuck Gysi|
|CB radio: Are handheld CB radios good for mobile use?||Roger Dumont Jr.|
|Radio news of note: The number of GMRS FCC licensees hits a record high||Lisa Stephens|
|Thoughtwaves: Introudcing our new GMRS and ham radio columns in NatCom||Chuck Gysi|
|Last page out: The military tests a backpack radio in the field|
|Scanning: Plectron factory leaves a legacy in its community||Chuck Gysi|
NOTE: The FCC's new Part 95 Personal Radio
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