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Let the hunt begin!!

Bloomington area clubs - BARC is planning to start having a few fox hunts in Bloomington.  A few clubs in the area had previously inquired about fox hunt activities in Bloomington area club.
They are not sure yet on exact details or dates.  But let them know if you are interested and have them keep you posted. 
They are just starting out to get this fox hunting activity going in their club. As of now, they are planning a foxhunt on the Friday Sep 22 the evening prior to their hamfest and a they will have a forum and hunt on Saturday Sep 23, the day of their hamfest.
They are also looking to have a couple of other fox hunts during the year this spring and summer.

Interested or want more info?   Email Jimmy Merry at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Amateur Radio Parity Act Speeds through U.S. House Passage, Heads to U.S. Senate

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.

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New “Amateur Radio Parity Act” Bill

H.R. 555 — a new “Amateur Radio Parity Act” bill — has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill’s language is identical to that of the 2015 measure, H.R. 1301, which passed in the House late last summer but failed in the waning days of the US Senate to gain the necessary support. As with H.R. 1301, the new measure introduced on January 13 in the 115th Congress was sponsored by Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), with initial co-sponsorship by Rep. Joe Courtney (D-CT) and Rep. Greg Walden, W7EQI (R-OR).

New “Amateur Radio Parity Act” Bill



Amateur Radio Classes

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.

For information, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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.





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