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Amateur Radio Parity Act HR 1301 to Get House Subcommittee Airing

Read the full ARRL news story here:

http://www.arrl.org/news/amateur-radio-parity-act-hr-1301-to-get-house-subcommittee-airing

Now that the bill is getting a subcommittee hearing, we wonder just what the next steps are on the bill. Since it’s a Congress thing and they have an interesting way of doing things that can be confusing to follow. Below is a link to an in depth explanation of the legislative process for a bill getting passed into law. The Parity Act bills, both the one here and the one in the Senate, have a few more hurdles to go thru to get a signature to become law. Here’s what their up against:

https://votesmart.org/education/how-a-bill-becomes-law#.Vpk1vE_CceQ

If Anyone is still a little puzzled about the Parity Act, there has been a lot of mis-information and rumors about what it is and what it can or will do. The ARRL has a story and a video to clarify any questions. See the story and video here:

http://www.arrl.org/news/now-clarity-on-parity-the-video

Labels: amateur radio, ARES, ARRL, Community, dx, General Interest, Ham Radio, Public Service, RACES, SKYWARN

Heartnut Festival 2017


 September 9, 2017

Johnson County Park

The Heartnut Festival is an annual heritage celebration of the history of Indiana and a little known nut tree called the Heartnut tree. Although it is native to Japan, the Heartnut is considered to be a variant of a walnut grown in Japan that grows well in the fertile soils of Indiana. It receives its name from the Valentine heart-shaped nuts it produces. The flavor is compared to be mildly walnut in character with no bitterness.

 

2017 marks the 32nd year for the Heartnut Festival that brings a historical pre-1840 living encampment with re-enactors camping in the lifestyle of the time. The Heartnut Festival celebrates the culture of life in early Indiana with home and hand craft vendors, musicians, kids activities, delicious food, miniature train and pony rides, and more at the Johnson County Park in Nineveh, Indiana. The festival is free and offers a fun filled day for a family friendly outing!

More information on the festival is at:

http://jocoparks.com/upcoming-events/446-2/

 

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Secretary Rhonda Curtis WS9H This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Bob LaGrange

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  WELCOME TO THE M.A.R.C.

MID-STATE AMATEUR RADIO CLUB.

 

We are a General Interest Amateur Radio Club located in Franklin Indiana, our repeaters are on 146.835 MHz with a 151.4 PL, and 443.525 MHz also with a 151.4 PL tone, and are located in Greenwood, Indiana, at Olive Branch Road and S.R. 135,

We are the Official SKYWARN Repeater for Johnson County, Indiana.

Monthly Meetings...  We meet at 8 am on the 3rd. Saturday of each month. You do not have to be a member to attend, all meetings are open to the public and visiting hams.

License Testing information (click here)

Club meetings are held at the Johnson County REMC Office located at 750 International Dr, Franklin, IN 46131.

 Map of MARC locations:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1byQ8kWJAcRlvJI4NoWH5-1iAIFs&usp=sharing

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 Weekly VHF Net...  The Mid-State Amateur Radio Club's Net meets on Sunday nights at 7:00 pm.  This is an open net and all licensed amateurs are invited and encouraged to participate.  (See above for frequency info).

Membership...  Membership in the MidState Amateur Radio Club is open to anyone with an interest in Amateur Radio.  Membership dues are $18.00 dollars per year and are due annually in January.  You do not have to be a licensed amateur to be a member of M.A.R.C.  If you would like to join our club or renew your membership, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or see us at our next meeting.  For your convenience you can Click here for a printable M.A.R.C. Membership Form .  

 The Amateur Radio Service (Ham Radio) is a federally licensed and administrated radio service.  Anyone, regardless of age, gender or physical ability can get a license. After successfully passing your exam you will be given a call sign. Once licensed, Ham Radio Operators use their radio stations (including computers, antennas, satellites and other equipment) to make contacts around the world from our  homes, cars, boats and planes. Ham radio is one of the most exciting, friendly, useful, educational and high-tech hobbies around.  Hams include a diverse group of people around the world -- engineers, scientists, doctors, astronauts, students, teachers, boaters, pilots, retirees and famous celebrities. You never know who you're going to talk to "on-the-air" next. We have resources here on this website to help you study for and take the required exam. The following are some of the amazing things you can do with Ham Radio:    Take a look - the adventure awaits!!

 Make Contacts Around the World Provide Communications for Public Events
Use Small HT's for Local Communications Provide Emergency Communications
Use Your Computer for Wireless Connectivity Make Contacts Via Satellites
 Design, Construct, Modify, Radios & Antennas Contact the International Space Station
Make new Friends Bounce Signals Off The Moon for Contacts

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18 Aug 2018
06:00AM - 11:59PM
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18 Aug 2018
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19 Aug 2018
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Rookie Roundup - RTTY
19 Aug 2018
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08 Sep 2018
Heartnut Festival - Demonstration Station

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MIDSTATE AMATEUR RADIO CLUB   P.O. BOX 836   FRANKLIN, INDIANA 46131

 

Founded in 1984.  MARC is an ARRL Affiliated Club.

 

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