Upcoming Ham Radio License Class Sponsored by the Sturdy Memorial Hospital Amateur Radio Club

K2TGX-Ray Cord Writes:

For those of you interested in Radio Communications and have thought about getting your Ham Radio License,

Here is the perfect opportunity during the doldrums of winter.

The Sturdy Memorial Hospital Amateur Radio Club will be sponsoring a Entry level (Technician) class that will almost insure a willing
student that you will get your FCC License. The class is an 8 week course one night per week for no more that 2 hours. This pace allows all the proper time to grasp concepts and procedures that are required. The end of the course will be a review and administration of the FCC Technician Class License Exam by Volunteer License Examiners. Upon passing the exam you will receive your license with your new FCC assigned Call sign. If for some reason you don’t pass you are eligible to retake the test at another session, you do not have to take the course again.

The Cost of the course is just the cost of the Training manual $30.00 and the cost of the FCC Final Exam $15.00. The manual is a must for the course and will be available at the class.
The class will start on Thursday Jan. 22nd at 7:00 PM in Conference Room A/B/C at Sturdy Hospital. It will run for 8 consecutive
Thursday nights at the same time. Be advised that due to scheduling the room number may change.  Conference Room A/B/C
is located on the Main Floor of the Hospital and may be accessed through the Emergency Room Entrance.

Please register in advance by sending an email listing your name, address, Home Telephone #, Cell Phone # and email address to Gary Powers KB1KA Club President at kb1ka@cox.net.  This info is necessary in case classes need to be changed due to the weather and also insure an adequate amount of supplies

Thank you for your interest! Happy New Year!

Ray K2TGX
Deputy Director
Norton EMA-CERT
70 East Main St
Norton, Ma. 02766
508-726-1054 cell

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H.R. 4969 Recap

ARRL CEO Dave Sumner, K1ZZ writes:

The members of the U.S. House of Representatives have headed home for the holidays, marking the end of the 113th Congress on that side of Capitol Hill. When the 114th Congress convenes in January a new legislative cycle will begin. We expect the Amateur Radio Parity Act to be reintroduced in the House with a new number; H.R.4969 will no longer apply.

On behalf of the ARRL Board and staff I want to thank you, and through you the field organization volunteers and members in your Section, for your help in gathering legislative support for H.R. 4969. We had hoped to gain 30 co-sponsors for the bill and ultimately ended up with 69, plus the sponsor. The overwhelming majority of these 70 supporters are returning in January, which gives us a good base on which to grow additional support.

Once we know the new number of the bill we will once again be asking for your help in recruiting co-sponsors. The objective is to continue the momentum, gathering enough support to move the bill through the Energy & Commerce Committee. We have received expressions of interest from the Senate side and are hoping to have the bill introduced there as well.

Thanks for all you do on behalf of Amateur Radio. Best wishes for the holidays.

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