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From issues gone by, here is a photo of Gene Hughes of Police Call (which was last published 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 eventually evolved into National Communications.


National Communications Magazine is the magazine for every radio user. Anyone who has bought a scanner or CB for the first time to the radio pro will find this magazine packed full of useful information. We have stories for the novice on how to program that first scanner to the electronic technician who wants to modify his scanner or CB. National Communications is produced by the industry's leading writers. Names like scanning expert Jon Van Allen, antenna and propagation specialist Mark Haverstock, citizens band enthusiast Alan Dixon and long-time CB and scanning guru Chuck Gysi all contribute to make this the No. 1 magazine for the radio crowd.  Top-notch editing ensures NatCom readers have the best material and the latest information for the radio hobby. Best of all we're 100 percent radio communications. It's radio at its most exciting: police, fire and emergency medical and some of the best two-way and CB radio anywhere.

Here are the stories in the March | April 2016 issue
that has been posted online and is available to be downloaded:

The May | June 2016 issue is expected to be posted online no later than May 2.

Title of Article Author
CB radio: Stealthy hidden antennas still let you get on the air on CB at home -- discreetly Mark Haverstock
CB radio: Should you go base or mobile on CB? What antennas work best? Chuck Gysi
Scanning: There's more than the aero AM band in use at airports to monitor Chuck Gysi
Last Page Out:  FBI SWAT team member is seen on a rooftop in New York City  
Thoughtwaves:  CB radio isn't dying. Nope, it's here to stay Chuck Gysi
Radio news of note:  Whistler discontinues two of its Phase II P25 scanners NatCom staff
Scanning:  New refreshing scanning targets for you to try and monitor from anywhere Chuck Gysi
Scanning:  Be prepared with radios for monitoring coming spring and summer storms Chuck Gysi




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