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FCC Marks 84th Anniversary

The Federal Communications Commission turned 84 years old on June 19, the FCC tweeted. The FCC came into being in 1934 as an independent agency of the federal government when Congress passed the Communications Act of 1934, abolishing the Federal Radio Commission (FRC) — created in 1912 after the Titanic disaster — and transferring jurisdiction over radio licensing — including Amateur Radio licensing — to the new FCC.

Full Story at: http://www.arrl.org/news/fcc-marks-84th-anniversary


ARRL Website, Services to be Down on June 20

The ARRL website and some services will be down for maintenance for up to 4 hours on Wednesday, June 20, starting at approximately midnight EDT (0400 UTC on Thursday, June 21). During this period some or all systems may be temporarily inaccessible, including all content on the ARRL website and the ARRL Store. Logbook of The World (LoTW) and email will not be affected, nor should the ARRL Contest Club Eligibility Lists or Contest Log Submission pages. We apologize for any inconvenience.


ARRL Kids Day Sat June 16th

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.



MARC Field Day

Field Day 2018 will be held June 23 and 24 at our EOC Radio Room in the back of the Johnson county Prosecuters office.  That is four blocks south of the court house in Franklin.  Everyone is welcome to check out and participate in the operation.   

Politico Article Raises Visibility of Amateur Radio Parity Act Progress, [and] Challenges


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].

See full story at:


See the Polico article – Parity Act story is just over halfway through article beginning with paragraph “GOING HAM FOR HAM RADIO”

At: “https://www.politico.com/newsletters/morning-tech/2018/05/25/gdpr-gets-real-229693



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