Listen to or Download This Weeks RAIN Report

In observance of the August 21 solar eclipse we searched the RAIN archive for RAIN Reports that would commemorate past solar eclipses. Problem is we haven’t had a total solar eclipse in the United States since 1979, five years before RAIN's Founder, Hap Holly/KC9RP, began producing any ham radio sh’tuff. The most recent RAIN Report that came close was last summer. It was an interview with Pontotoc, MS. ham, Matt Hickman/AF5FM, trustee of what is reportedly the first solar-powered UHF repeater in Mississippi, situated in the rural northern town of Pontotoc. Kent Peterson/KC0DGY, one of the voices of both the Amateur Radio Newsline and RAIN, spoke with Matt last summer. (2016 13M) If you are trustee of a completely solar-powered repeater, we’d like to hear from you. Just drop RAIN Founder, Hap Holly/KC9RP, an email to hap@therainreport.com. Keep on hamming!