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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].

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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”

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


June Diner Social

Monthly Diner Social Wednesday June 6th.  Gathering starts about 6pm and diner is usually ordered at 630pm.

This month we are going to meet at Johnson BBQ located at 82 S Baldwin Street in Bargersville.

More info and menu at: http://johnsonsbbqshack.com/



Parity Act Language added to National Defense Authorization Act


ARRL is praising the work of US Representatives Joe Courtney (D-CT), Vicky Hartzler (R-MO), and Mike Rogers (R-AL) for their successful efforts in securing language in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2019 that aids in the survival and growth of Amateur Radio by giving radio amateurs the right to install an outdoor antenna at their residences with the approval of their homeowners associations. This language — text from the proposed Amateur Radio Parity Act (HR 555) — formed the basis for the Courtney-Hartzler-Rogers Amendment to the NDAA.

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This is May! And Ham Radio!!

Every year since its founding in 2004, W9IMS, the Official Amateur Radio Club of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, has conducted special event stations to help mark the races at the historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

This year as always there will be stations working a special event station for the Grand Prix of Indianapolis May12th then for the Indianapolis 500 from May 21-27 and again during the Brickyard 400 September 3-9. To commemorate your contact with W9IMS during ALL 3 events they offer a high quality photo certificate for a small fee or a unique QSL card. More information on operating schedules, or getting a QSL card see the details are at their website:  





Upcoming Club Events

24 Nov 2018
07:00AM - 07:00PM
EME Contest - 50MHz to 1296MHz
25 Nov 2018
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30 Nov 2018
05:00PM - 11:00AM
160 Meter CW
08 Dec 2018
07:00AM - 06:59PM
10 Meter Contest

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