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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.
National Communications Magazine is the magazine for every hobby 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 Magazine is produced by the industry's leading writers. Names like scanning expert Jon Van Allen, antenna and propagation specialist Mark Haverstock, citizens band enthusiast and long-time scanning guru Chuck Gysi, and hobby communications specialist Roger Dumont Jr. 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 hobby 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.
the articles in the EARLY SPRING March | April 2018 issue
that are available for download by those with paid online access:
The SPRING May | June 2018 issue is expected to be posted online no later than May 7, 2017.
|Title of Article||Author|
|Scanning: Use a $20 radio dongle to track planes flying above on your computer||Mark Haverstock|
|CB radio: Get on the air and shoot legal skip||Alan Dixon|
|Scanning: There's more than police and fire to hear on your radio scanner||Chuck Gysi|
|Last Page Out: San Diego, California, lifeguards at work on the beach|
|Thoughtwaves: The FCC is cracking down on illegal radio operations -- beware!||Chuck Gysi|
|Radio news of note: More areas are switching to encryption on police channels||NatCom staff|
|CB radio: Picking the right antenna might help you shoot some legal skip||Chuck Gysi|
|CB radio: A look back at some old magazine ads for citizens band||NatCom staff|
NOTE: The FCC's new Part 95 rules went into
effect Sept. 28, 2017.
This means more power and channels for FRS radios and the elimination of rules prohibiting skip communications on CB.
More info here: CB FAQ and FRS and GMRS channels.
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Cover of the EARLY SPRING March | April 2018 issue
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