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This is RAIN Hamcast podcast #67: Hamfests, A 1993 Oren Brand/K9KEJ Commentary [a 05-18-12 RAIN Replay] posted 05-16-22[, introduced by Will Rogers/K5WLR. The running times is 11M55S with 10-second timer resets at 02M52S and 05M47S; an ID break 08M52S. The script for this RAIN Hamcast Podcast was read for the 05-18-12 RAIN Report by former RAIN reader Larry Miglore/KB9DIP. It read as follows: "From the darkened studios of the Radio Amateur Information Network I'm Larry Miglore/KB9DIP. The lights are off as we go to press; the volunteers staff and RAIN's Founder&Producer, Hap Holly/KC9RP flew the coop to wander the miles of aisles in the Hara Arena in Trotwood, Ohio, looking for what's hot...and not at the 2012 Dayton Hamvention. If you happen to hear this before the Hamvention is over, you'll find the RAIN booth #329 alive with folks recording their stories as to how they got into ham radio...and why. Being the party pooper that I am (reference to Larry Miglore) I didn't go this year. However in honor of the "show of shows", I'm am able to present the most entertaining and pithy commentary ever written and read for the RAIN Report by Oren Brand/K9KEJ back in 1993. This flamboyant and Gene Sheperd-esk character is better known to outdoor officionados for his weekly Mike Jackson Outdoor show. If you've gone to local hamfests in the past few years, you'll find his observations are still right on the mark all these years later." Hap Holly/KC9RP edits and produces this biweekly ham radio hamcast without monetization. Your support and feedback are welcome on therainreport.com. RAIN programming is made available under a Creative Commons license—you are encouraged to download, share, post and transmit the RAIN Hamcast in its entirety via Amateur Radio. Thanks to Tom Shimizu/N9JDI for his assistance with the RAIN Report Channel on YouTube. If you will have attended the 2022 Dayton Hamvention, now located in Zenia, Ohio, we fervently hope it will have been a memorable Hamvention. Very 73 from RAIN. KEEP ON HAMMING! RAIN Hamcast Podcast #68 will post May 28, 2022. ©1985-2022, RAIN, the Radio Amateur Information Network. All rights reserved.

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For 30 years Hap Holly/KC9RP produced his 10 to 15- minute weekly amateur radio program service, featuring Dayton Hamvention Forum excerpts, timely interviews, thought-provoking ham radio commentaries, 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, occasionally 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 Hap’s RAIN Report on his 160-Meter Gateway Radio Newsletter since 1990 weekends on 1860 kHZ from Wentzville, MO. Those aforementioned repeater groups and others still replay RAIN Reports from the www.therainreport.com Archive page over their local repeater systems on their regular “net night” gatherings, permitting thousands of hams to hear Hap’s productions. And folks new to ham radio discover audio gems in these archives. It’s all done with volunteer help and – in the best of amateur traditions – without profit to anyone involved. But while RAIN Report archives date back to 2006, there are some 15 years of archives that have never been posted for cost reasons.

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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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