Twice a year, ARRL Sponsors an event designed to promote Amateur Radio to our youth. Let us share the excitement with your kids or grandkids, or the general public! Kids Day is designed to give an on-the-air experience to young people and hopefully foster interest in getting a license of their own. It is also intended to give older hams a chance to share their station and love for Amateur Radio with their children or grandchildren. Hams across the nation will be participating to lets kids have their first experience with the unique and fascinating hobby of Amateur Radio.
On Saturday June 16th from 2pm to 6pm Members of the MidState Amateur Radio Club will welcome the public to our radio room in the Johnson County Prosecutors Office at 1 Caisson Dr, Franklin, IN 46131 (The old Franklin Police Station) to experience the unique fun of amateur radio.
On May 23, the US House version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that included the language of the Amateur Radio Parity Act (HR 555) cleared the House [Representatives]. The following day, a fiscal year 2019 Financial Services appropriations bill also containing Parity Act language cleared the Financial Services and General Government subcommittee of the House Committee on Appropriations and now is working its way through the full Appropriations Committee. As a result, the Parity Bill has attracted some attention from outside the Amateur Radio and homeowners association communities.
ARRL Hudson Division Director Mike Lisenco, N2YBB, who chairs the ARRL Board’s Ad Hoc Legislative Advocacy Committee, called attention to a recent Politico article that addresses the challenges the bill faces [As it goes to the Senate].
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See the Polico article – Parity Act story is just over halfway through article beginning with paragraph “GOING HAM FOR HAM RADIO”