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Upcoming Hamfests

LaGrange Hamfest
October 10
Lagrange, GA


Rome Hamfest
October 17
Rome, GA


Hamfest Chattanooga
October 31
Chattanooga, TN


Stone Mountain Hamfest
November 7
Lawrenceville, GA


HamJam 2015
November 14
Alpharetta, GA




Radio History: A Century of Amateur Radio and the ARRL

Look at this "history" of ham radio through the eyes of the ARRL, an interesting read!


Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2015 Hits 100 Proponents in the US House

The Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2015 -- H.R. 1301 and S. 1685 -- now has the support of 100 members of the US House of Representatives. Two additional cosponsors signed onto H.R. 1301 on September 24, raising the number of cosponsors to 99. Those members plus the House bill’s sponsor, US Rep Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), total 100 proponents, and the number is expected to continue growing.

One of the newcomers agreeing to cosponsor H.R. 1301 was the congressman who represents the Connecticut House district that includes ARRL Headquarters -- Rep John Larson (D-CT). The other new cosponsor was Rep Kristi L. Noem (R-SD)

The Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2015 would direct the FCC to extend its rules relating to reasonable accommodation of Amateur Service communications to private land-use restrictions. Kinzinger introduced H.R. 1301 in March, with 12 original cosponsors from both sides of the aisle. Sen Roger Wicker (R-MS) introduced S. 1685 in June, with Sen Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) as the original cosponsor.

Recently the League took steps to address objections and concerns raised by representatives of community associations about the legislation. “Clarity on Amateur Radio Parity“ makes it clear that the bill would not create new federal policy with respect to outdoor amateur antennas. As it points out, the FCC already recognizes a strong federal interest in effective Amateur Radio communication from residences and has adopted a limited preemption of state and local regulation of Amateur Radio antennas. The Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2015 would extend the limited preemption to private land-use restrictions.

H.R. 1301 has been referred to the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Rep Greg Walden, W7EQI (R-OR), chairs that panel’s Communications and Technology Subcommittee, which will consider the measure. S. 1685has been referred to the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee’s subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet, chaired by Sen Wicker, the bill’s sponsor.

The ARRL continues to encourage members to write their US House and Senate members urging their cosponsorship of the legislation. Visit the Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2015 page for information on how you can get involved.

-ARRL Letter



Simulated Emergency Test

The yearly SET had a pre-drill on October 3rd, with the actual SET on November
13th through the 18th. Get all the information here.




Orlando HamCation to Host 2016 ARRL National Convention

Orlando HamCation® will host the 2016 ARRL National Convention in February. The convention will mark the 70th anniversary of HamCation -- second only in the US to Dayton Hamvention® in terms of attendance. Orlando HamCation is sponsored by the Orlando Amateur Radio Club, an ARRL-affiliated radio club, and is supported by volunteers from radio clubs throughout the region. HamCation has regularly served as the host for the ARRL Southeastern Division Convention, and in 2014 -- the ARRL's centennial -- it was designated as one of the six regional centennial events.

HamCation will take place February 12-14 at the Central Florida Fair and Expo Park in Orlando. In 2015, the convention sponsored 28 forums covering topics in Amateur Radio technology, public service, and education. ARRL Volunteer Examiners will conduct morning and afternoon license examination sessions on Saturday. Special event station K1AA will be set up and operating from the fairgrounds, and licensed attendees are invited to participate.

The focus of the League's national convention will be ARRL EXPO, which will feature an array of ARRL exhibits and programs. The League also will sponsor several presentations and forums.

On Saturday evening, the 2016 ARRL National Convention Banquet will take place at the nearby Highland Manor in Apopka, Florida. Banquet tickets, available from ARRL, are $60, including transportation from the fairgrounds and some nearby hotels.

The HamCation website explains how to obtain convention tickets and offers more information about forums, exhibits, exam sessions, and local accommodations -- some offering special convention rates. Convention tickets are $13 in advance or $15 at the gate, offering admission for all 3 days.

-ARRL Letter




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