Let no call go unanswered. Attributed to KC9USC.

“From his home studio/ham shack in suburban Chicago, Hap Holly, KC9RP, produces this 10 to 15- minute weekly amateur radio program service, featuring timely interviews, occasional thought-provoking commentaries from other hams, excerpts from Hamvention Forums and other items of general interest to the ham radio community at large. Ham radio is traditionally an aural – as opposed to a visual – medium; we meet and recognize fellow hams primarily by voice, seldom seeing them in person. RAIN programming is also an aural medium, listened to by thousands of Internet users and hundreds of repeaters across the country at https://www.therainreport.com. Vern Jackson, WA0RCR, has carried the RAIN Report since its inception in the late 1980’s on his 160 meter Gateway Radio Newsletter AM bulletin service from Wentzville, Missouri, on 1.860 Mhz, Saturday afternoon/evenings. Those aforementioned repeater groups and others replay the weekly RAIN program over their local repeater systems on their regular “net night” gatherings, permitting thousands of hams to hear Hap’s offerings for that particular week. It’s all done with volunteer help and – in the best of amateur traditions – without profit to anyone involved.”

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The Classic RAIN Ham Cast operates on an annual budget of $500.00, most of which goes to the maintenance of therainreport.com website, internet services, and Windows pc maintenance and upgrade costs. No one connected with the Radio Amateur Information Network or the Classic RAIN Ham Cast receives compensation from or for his/her efforts, and that includes Hap Holly/KC9RP, who was Founder/Producer of the RAIN Report from 1990-2019. Hap recorded the Dayton Hamvention forums annually with help from long-time friend and the man behind the 160 Meter Gateway Radio Newsletter, Vern Jackson/WA0RCR. The RAIN Report archive consists of many excerpts from those Hamvention forum recordings. And the Classic RAIN Ham Cast features previously unreleased ham programming by Hap, who spends some 5 hours producing the biweekly Classic RAIN Ham Cast. Now in the spirit of full disclosure: For a few of the last years of the RAIN Report DARA (the Dayton Amateur Radio Assoc.) And NSRC (the North Shore Radio Club (Highland Park, IL) helped subsidize RAIN. Having said all that, the Radio Amateur Information Network is not a tax deductible or tax exempt organization. All donors will be acknowledged both here and on the Classic RAIN Ham Cast if requested. Hope you can help.

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