|Just 10 days after being introduced, the 2017 Amateur Radio Parity Act legislation, H.R. 555, passed the U.S. House of Representatives this week on unanimous consent under a suspension of House rules. The bill’s language is identical to that of the 2015 measure, H.R. 1301, which won House approval late last summer after attracting 126 co-sponsors, but failed to clear the U.S. Senate last fall.|
The Hendricks County Amateur Radio Society will be conducting amateur radio license classes every Friday starting March 3, 2017, and running for eight weeks. Classes will be held from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at the Hendricks County Senior Services Center, 1201 Sycamore Ln, Danville IN 46122.
A volunteer examiner FCC license testing session will be conducted on the ninth week, April 28, 2017. All three amateur radio licenses will be taught and tested.
Twas the Night before Christmas Poem, originally published in December 1823 by author Clement Moore is give a modern and ham radio ‘twist’ to this old time favorite. In 1996, Gary Pearce KN4AQ wrote A Ham’s Night Before Christmas – an amateur radio version of the famous Clement Moore poem. A photo collection of QST artwork and sales ads by radio manufacturer’s from a time long ago are used to create a video with Gary Pearce reading the poem himself. Use the link below to either discover or recall the telling of this creative and enjoyable story.