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Editor and publisher: Chuck Gysi | N2DUP
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Chuck Gysi | N2DUP has been editor and publisher of National Communications Magazine since 2014 and has been writing for the publication since 1996. He's also former editor of Popular Communications and has written for most hobby radio publications.