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ARRL Vows Continued Pursuit of the Amateur Radio Parity Act in the 115th Congress

The Amateur Radio Parity Act, H.R. 1301, died an unbefitting death as the 114th Congress of the United States drew to a close today. After having passed the House of Representatives on a unanimous vote, the bill stalled in the Senate due to the intervention of only one member, Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL).

Read the rest of the story at:

http://www.arrl.org/news/view/arrl-vows-continued-pursuit-of-the-amateur-radio-parity-act-in-the-115th-congress

 

 

SKYWARN Recognition Day On-the-Air Event is Saturday, December 3

From ARRL  11/22/2016

The annual SKYWARN Recognition Day (SRD) on-the-air activity will take place Saturday, December 3, from 0000 until 2400 UTC (starts on the evening of Friday, December 2, in US time zones).

SKYWARN Recognition Day was developed in 1999 by the National Weather Service and ARRL to honor the contributions that SKYWARN volunteers make to the NWS mission — the protection of life and property during threatening weather. During the SKYWARN Special Event, hams will operate from several NWS offices. W1AW will take part in the event.

See more info about the on the air event and webinar at:

http://www.arrl.org/news/skywarn-recognition-day-on-the-air-event-is-saturday-december-3

 

ARRL Calls on Members to Press for US Senate Passage of Amateur Radio Parity Act

ARRL once again is calling on its members to urge their US Senators to support the Amateur Radio Parity Act (H.R. 1301) when it comes up in the Senate during the “lame duck” session of Congress that adjourns in mid-December. The House of Representatives approved the bill in September, but if the Senate does not follow suit, the bill will die, and the entire process will have to be repeated. ARRL Hudson Division Director Mike Lisenco, N2YBB, who chairs the ARRL Board’s Legislative Advocacy Committee and has been heavily involved in efforts to move H.R. 1301 forward, said today, “The clock is ticking!”

“We begin the e-mail campaign once again, as the US Senate returns to work this week after a month-long hiatus,” Lisenco said. “We were just beginning to build momentum in the Senate following the unanimous passage of the Parity Act in the House when Congress shut down for the 4 weeks prior to Election Day.”

See full article at:

http://www.arrl.org/news/arrl-calls-on-members-to-press-for-us-senate-passage-of-amateur-radio-parity-act

 

 

Ft Wayne Hamfest and Indiana State ARRL Convention

The 44th annual Fort Wayne Hamfest and Indiana State ARRL Convention is
this weekend at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum on November 12th
and 13th.  The coliseum is located at 4000 Parnell Ave on the North
side of Fort Wayne.  The hamfest will be open 9am until 4pm on Saturday
and 9am until 2pm on Sunday.  Admission is $6 for both days or $3 for
Sunday only.  The parking fee is $5.

For more information about the hamfest, please point your favorite web
browser to www.fortwaynehamfest.com/hfmain.htm

 

 

 

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