From the May 2009 issue of the ARRL E-Newsletter for Registered Instructor and Teachers:
As I reported earlier, the ARRL began developing a guide to help new hams choose their first radio at the urging of licensing instructors generally, and with special impetus from David Haycock, KI6AWR and Greg Widin, K0GW. The guide was recently finalized, and will be included as a supplement in the next printing of the 1st edition of the Ham Radio License Manual that has just recently gone to press. It also has been posted on its own Web page, where it is accessible to any member. Check it out!