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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 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 Ed Muro to Gordon West, to Jim Sutton, to our product reviewer Tom Swisher, CB specialist Chuck Gysi or our federal government reporter Mark Meece all contribute to make this the number one magazine for the radio crowd. Top-notch editing ensures NatCom readers have the best material and the latest information for the radio hobby. Roving reporter Norm Schrein takes you to the heart of the action, riding through America's major cities, in the patrol car, behind the dispatch desk, or with firefighters, You meet the people and talk to the professionals. Tom Swisher shows you the latest equipment, often months before you'll ever see it on a store shelf. He runs each one through its paces so you can make intelligent, confident buying decisions. Plus there's do-it-yourself projects and much more. Best of all we're 100 percent communications. It's radio at its most exciting: police, fire and emergency medical and some of the best two-way and CB radio anywhere.
Because of technical issues, online posting of
the September | October 2015 issue of NatCom will be delayed
a day or two. Stay tuned!
the stories in the July | August 2015 issue
that has been posted online and is available to be downloaded:
|Title of Article||Author|
|Hobby radio: MURS' five channels are the "VHF CB band"||Jon Van Allen|
|CB radio: SWR: Seven antenna-tuning myths||Mark Haverstock|
|CB radio: Growing pains: CB enters its seventh decade||Chuck Gysi|
|Last Page Out: Search and rescue comms in upstate New York|
|Thoughtwaves: Too quiet: MURS needs more radios -- and users||Chuck Gysi|
|Radio news of note: Exciting GMRS mobile radio released by Midland||NatCom staff|
|Scanning: Scanning accessories and why you need them||Jon Van Allen|
|Scanning: Skip still on VHF low band, but fewer stations||Chuck Gysi|
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