The RAIN Report for 07-10-2020

This is Classic RAIN ham cast #23 posted July 11, 2020, voiced by Will Rogers/K5WLR. Last time we brought you the first of two excerpts from a rare 1988 audio interview with Amateur Radio pioneer, Leo Meyerson/W0GFQ. This time we conclude Glenn Baxter/K1MAN's conversation with Leo. [1988 P2 14M] Quoting from a 2011 obituary about this ham radio legend, published by the ARRL, the national organization: for Amateur Radio: "For his contributions to Amateur Radio Meyerson was named the 1997 Ham of the Year at the Dayton Hamvention. Meyerson collaborated with Jim Musgrove, K5BZH, on his autobiography, called In Tune with Leo. “Leo Meyerson is someone who really impressed me,” Musgrove told the ARRL. “He may not have been tall, but he was certainly a giant of a man." In 1927 Leo heard W9CHT, his first ham. That experience really captured his attention. In 1928, Leo got his ham license, W9GFQ. In those days there was no 0 call district. Continuing to read from the ARRL Obituary "In 1953, the company name (WRL) was changed to WRL Electronics, and then to Globe Electronics in 1956. In 1959 the company company was sold to Textron. Meyerson continued in the retail radio business with World Radio, getting back into manufacturing with Galaxy Electronics in 1962. Galaxy was sold to Hy-Gain in 1970. Meyerson retired in 1977, continuing as an active radio amateur until his death in 2011." The Classic RAIN ham cast is copyright 1988-2020, all rights reserved. Congrats to RAIN Founder and Producer, Hap Holly/KC9RP, who retired from the work-a-day world July 3. July 4 was truly his 'independence' day. Please see his Go-Fund-Me page. Classic RAIN Ham Cast #24 will post July 25. KEEP ON HAMMING!

The RAIN Report for 06-27-2020

This is ClassicRAIN ham cast #22, posted June 27, 2020. During the years Hap Holly/KC9RP produced his RAIN Reports (1990-2019) he interview some of the movers and shakers of Amateur Radio. One he regretably missed was Leo Meyerson/W0GFQ. Meyerson put Council Bluffs, Iowa on the map with his World Radio Labs, distributor of ham gear by Globe and Galaxy. The late Glenn Baxter/K1MAN spoke with Leo in 1988. [1988 P1 13M] We'll conclude this interview with Amateur Radio pioneer, Leo Meyerson next time. Before we go we have a humorous commentary about Field Day, an annual event that many of you will have missed by the time you hear this. It's another piece of ham radio audio from 1988, written and voiced by broadcaster Chuck Bullet/WB1AEK. [1988 3M] ClassicRAIN hamcast #23 will post July 11. Don't forget to take a look at Hap's Go-Fund-Me page on therainreport.com. KEEP ON HAMMING!

The RAIN Report for 06-13-2020

This is ClassicRAIN ham cast #21, posted June 13, 2020, introduced by Will Rogers/K5WLR. Last time we presented the first of two excerpts from a 2019 presentation by ham radio's cheer-leader, Gordon West/WB6NOA, voiced for QSOToday, a weekly ham cast produced by Israeli ham Eric Guth/4Z1UG. This is our second excerpt from Gordo's entertaining story. 2019 P2 20M). To hear Gordo's entire hour-long story, go to qsotoday.com and play episode 264. (Audio courtesy of QSOToday). The ClassicRAIN ham cast is copyright 1985-2020 RAIN, all rights reserved. You are welcome to download these ClassicRAIN ham casts for your own use, as a radio club program, or for transmitting over Amateur Radio. ClassicRAIN Ham cast #22 will post June 27. Ah, but before I go, Hap Holly/KC9RP, RAIN's founder and producer, has been asked of late to expand the RAIN Archive. he needs your help to do so. You'll see his Go-Fund-Me page on therainreport.com. Very 73 and KEEP ON HAMMING!

The RAIN Report for 05-29-2020

This is Classic RAIN #20 released May 29, 2020, introduced by Will Rogers/K5WLR. Who is ham radio's #1 cheerleader? Gordon West/WB6NOA. In the summer of 2019 Gordo was interviewed by Eric Guth/4Z1UG for Eric's QSO Today podcast. Here's our first of two excerpts from that podcast, introduced by Eric. [2019 P1 19M ] (Audio courtesy of QSO Today). We'll hear more of Gordo's story next time. The Classic RAIN ham cast is copyright 1985-2020 RAIN, all rights reserved. This ham cast may be transmitted via Amateur Radio in its entirety. Classic RAIN #21 will post June 12th. KEEP ON HAMMING!c

The RAIN Report for 05-15-2020

This is Classic RAIN #19 released May 16, 2020, introduced by Will Rogers/K5WLR. As we edge closer to summer in the United States there will be opportunities for ham radio to provide logistical and communications support for public service events--Covid19 notwithstanding. One of the earliest audio productions RAIN Founder, Hap Holly/KC9RP, pieced together consisted of two presentations dealing with organizing and handling communications for a public service event. In Chicago's northwest suburbs The Schaumburg Amateur Radio Club (SARC) assisted in 5-K. runs, marathons and parades going back 35-plus years. In 1985 two of their members, Steve McMinn/WD9EIC and Paul Bocci/K9NO, teamed up to provide some useful how-to's that are just as valid all these years later. [1985 17M] Feel free to download this ham cast share it with your ham friends that may be planning to assist in public service events this summer. This ham cast is copyright 1985-2020 RAIN, all rights reserved. CR ham cast #20 will post May 29. KEEP ON HAMMING!

The RAIN Report for 05-01-2020

This is Classic RAIN #18 released May 1, 2020; introduced by Will Rogers/K5WLR. Where were you on Friday, April 29, 1988? RAIN's Founder/Producer, Hap Holly/KC9RP, (along with thousands of others) was attending the 1988 Dayton Hamvention...his first. In those years the Hamvention was held at the Hara arena, both inside and out, often in rather wintery weather. After getting back from his first 3-day ham "show of shows", Hap filed the following audio report for the Chicago-based BEAR (Broadcast Employees Amateur Repeater) Information Service . (new equipment report from Roberto/WD9FXC) and report about a fire in the Royal Motel). At that Hamvention Hap conducted a number of interviewed inside his Hamvention booth. Short excerpts from a handful of them can be heard at this point. Hap later packaged them for his RP Report. [1988 18M] With cooperation from the Dayton Amateur Radio Assoc. (DARA) Hap recorded and excerpted from hundreds of Hamvention forums between 1990 and 2018 for the RAIN Report. ClassicRAIN#18 ham cast is copyright 1987-2020 RAIN, all rights are reserved. Archives of Classic RAIN and a number of RAIN Reports can be heard on and downloaded from therainreport.com. We'll be back with ClassicRAIN#19 in mid May. KEEP ON HAMMING!

The RAIN Report for 04-18-2020

This is Classic RAIN #17 for April 18, 2020, introduced by Will Rogers/K5WLR. In 1974 RAIN's Founder, Hap Holly/KC9RP, was graduated from Principia College in southern Illinois. One of his classmates was Rick Dearborn/N1CKU. Rick went on to become Radio Operations Manager for WCSN, an international 500 KW shortwave juggernaut, owned at the time by the Christian Science Publishing Society in Boston, MASS. Hap caught up with Rick at the 1988 Dayton Hamvention. [1988 10M] WCSN transmitted 500 kilowatts into a 300-foot-high sturba curtain from the state of Maine. That would certainly get your attention! Classic RAIN ham casts are copyright 1987-2020 RAIN, all rights reserved. We'll post #18 in May. KEEP ON HAMMING!

The RAIN Report for 04-04-2020

This is Classic RAIN #16, hosted by Will Rogers/K5WLR. Due to some glitches with a new install of Windows 10, we missed the February 29, Leap Year Classic RAIN and those for March as well. We apologize for the missing ham casts. For the newcomers among you the mid to late 1980s were a turbulent time for ham radio, especially for 220 MHz enthusiasts. In the late 80s RAIN's Founder, Hap Holly/KC9RP, helped facilitate a National Teleconference Radio Net to promote the value of the 220 MHz ham band that the FCC had partially reallocated to the United Postal Service in the late 1980s. The 220 amateur band was shrunken from 220-225 MHz down to 222-225. During the 'warmup' to the nationwide "Save 220" ham cast, one veteran of the ham radio press expressed his perspective about the rocky road the 220 band had been down. He was the late outspoken Wayne Greene/W2NSD, who founded 73 magazine in 1960, and was publisher of it in the 80s. [1988 6M] I must remind you that Wayne's observations were voiced in the introduction to a "Save 220" National Teleconference Radio Net in 1988. ; it was introduced by RAIN Founder Hap Holly/KC9RP to promote interest in the 220 band in the late 80s, several years before the RAIN Report came to fruition. Editorial Note: "While activity on the 220 Amateur band has grown significantly over the last 30 years in major U.S. markets. i.e. Chicago, New York, SO. Cal. and the like, just spend time outside these populous areas, and you'll see how sparse 220 activity still is away from your major cities." The CLASSICRAIN episodes are updated biweekly on therainreport.com; and may be transmitted on Amateur Radio. Once these episodes are posted to the Classic RAIN archive on therainreport.com. They'll remain on the opening screen until the next upload, ClassicRAIN17) scheduled to be posted April 17. KEEP ON HAMMING!

The RAIN Report for 02-14-2020

This is ClassicRAIN#15 for February 15, 2020. The views expressed in this interview do not necessarily reflect those of anyone connected with the Radio Amateur Information Network. It has been said that ham radio is a microcosm of society. and as such reflects the diversity of opinion and lifestyles of that society. One such fringe group is the gay/lesbian community. Thirty years ago Bob Laycock/KA8UHL was Secretary of LARC, the Lambda Amateur Radio Club, an international gay/lesbian radio club. RAIN's Hap Holly/KC9RP spoke with Bob in 1989. [1989 17M] This was one of the most controversial interview Hap conducted in the 30-plus years he produced hamradio programming. This concludes ClassicRAIN#15. ClassicRAIN is copyright 1988-2019 RAIN, all rights reserved. #16 will post February 29. KEEP ON HAMMING!

The RAIN Report for 01-31-2020

This is ClassicRAIN#14 for January 31, 2020. Whether you live in the city or out in the country, you probably have found woodpeckers nesting in some of the strangest places; but none so strange as your HF receivers. There you'll find woodpeckers that don't sound like any others. Over-the-horizon woodpeckers were a real pest in the 80s. Bob Horavitz made a study of these high tech woodpeckers during the 80s. At the time Bob was Executive Secretary for ANARC, the Association of North American Radio Clubs. RAIN Founder, Hap Holly/KC9RP, caught up with Bob at the 1988 Dayton Hamvention. [1988 14M] It should be noted here that these high tech woodpeckers went the way of the Soviet Union in 1989. ClassicRAIN is copyright 1988-2020, RAIN, all rights are reserved. ClassicRAIN#15 will post February 14, 2020. KEEP ON HAMMING!

The RAIN Report for 01-17-2020

This is ClassicRAIN#13 for January 17, 2020. Relations between the U.S. Amateur Service and the Federal Communications Commission soured considerably in the late 1980s in the wake of the Commission's reallocation of the bottom two mHz of the 220-225 MHz Amateur band. Many felt the FCC was literally auctioning spectrum off to the highest bidder. And in fact, according to Ben Kobb/KC5CW, Founder and Publisher of the Federal Communications Tech News in Washington D.C., it would have liked to have done just that. RAIN Founder, Hap Holly/KC9RP spoke with Ben about his concerns in 1989. Unfortunately the late 80's reallocation of 220-222 MHz from the 220 Amateur band was never reinstated in the U.S. Amateur Service. ClassicRAIN#14 will be posted January 31st. ClassicRAIN is copyright 1988-2020 RAIN, all rights reserved. KEEP ON HAMMING! ON HAMMING!

The RAIN Report for 01-07-2020

This is Classic RAIN #11 for Dec. 21, 2019. Producing audio programming for airing at Christmas time is a challenge. And so it was all those years Hap Holly/KC9RP produced the RAIN Report (from 1990-2019). The best holiday edition of the RAIN Report was aired 1996. It was voiced by Angelo Polvere/KA9CSO, a familiar voice in Chicago in the 80s and 90s serving as net control for local VHF/UHF on-air special-event nets as well as narrating occasional RAIN Reports like this one from 1996. It included three recordings: The first was a piece voiced by Bill/WB9P, writtenabout Santa's flight from an engineer perspective (author unknown). The 2nd is a rare editorial written in 1991 and read by RAIN Founder Hap Holly/KC9RP called "The Power of Gratitude. The third piece is a reading of an adaptation of the late Walter A. Tompkins's "A Ham's Christmas" voiced by Oren Brand/K9KEJ. Classic RAIN is copyright 1987-2019 RAIN, all rights reserved. The Classic RAIN crew bids you very 73 and 44 from the Radio Amateur Information ion Network. Classicrain#12 will air January 3, 2020. See you then!

The RAIN Report for 12-21-2019

This is Classic RAIN #11 for Dec. 21, 2019. Producing audio programming for airing at Christmas time is a challenge. And so it was all those years Hap Holly/KC9RP produced the RAIN Report (from 1990-2019). The best holiday edition of the RAIN Report was aired 1996. It was voiced by Angelo Polvere/KA9CSO, a familiar voice in Chicago in the 80s and 90s serving as net control for local VHF/UHF on-air special-event nets as well as narrating occasional RAIN Reports like this one from 1996. It included three recordings: The first was a piece voiced by Bill/WB9P, writtenabout Santa's flight from an engineer perspective (author unknown). The 2nd is a rare editorial written in 1991 and read by RAIN Founder Hap Holly/KC9RP called "The Power of Gratitude. The third piece is a reading of an adaptation of the late Walter A. Tompkins's "A Ham's Christmas" voiced by Oren Brand/K9KEJ. Classic RAIN is copyright 1987-2019 RAIN, all rights reserved. The Classic RAIN crew bids you very 73 and 44 from the Radio Amateur Information ion Network. Classicrain#12 will air January 3, 2020. See you then!

The RAIN Report for 12-07-2019

This is Classic RAIN #10 for Dec. 7, 2019. Imagine paying a $5.00 fee to license your cell phone, pager, ham transceiver or CB radio! And if you were caught not licensing these devices with your state, you'd possibly pay a fine or serve time in prisson. In 1989 it was no joke in Illinois, especially to state Senator William Shaw, 34th District. Shaw wanted to license CB radios, beepers and cellular phones in Illinois thirty years ago!. Why, you ask? Hap Holly/KC9RP spoke to Shaw for some answers. [1989 10:25] Fortunately his proposal went no where...nor did he. Classic RAIN is a production of RAIN, the Radio Amateur Information Network. Hap Holly/KC9RP will return with Episode 11 on December 21. Classic RAIN is copyright 1989-2019 RAIN, all rights are reserved. See you in two weeks. KEEP ON HAMMING! 

The RAIN Report for 11-23-2019

This is CLASSIC RAIN #8 for Nov. 8, 2019. Harry Dannals, W2HD is considered by many as the Father of No Code. He was licensed in 1946 at age 19. Harry's accomplishments include: 1993 DARA Ham of the Year; Lifetime President Emeritus for serving as President of both the ARRL (American Radio Relay League) from 1972-1982; and later President of QCWA, the Quarter Century Wireless Assoc. from 1989-1994. (It was QCWA's proposal that resulted in today's No Code Technician license;) recognition for 70 years of service to Amateur Radio by QCWA in 2016. We present our final excerpts from a 1993 interview with this long-time Charlottesville, VA. resident by RAIN Report founder, Hap Holly/KC9RP. That does it for Classic RAIN #8, a biweekly production of the Radio Amateur Information Network; copyright from the beginning of ham radio or 1989-2019 RAIN, all rights reserved. We'll be back November 22 with episode #9. Very 73 from the Radio Amateur Information Network; I'm Will Rogers, K5WLR...KEEP ON HAMMING!

The RAIN Report for 11-09-2019

This is CLASSIC RAIN #8 for Nov. 8, 2019. Harry Dannals, W2HD is considered by many as the Father of No Code. He was licensed in 1946 at age 19. Harry's accomplishments include: 1993 DARA Ham of the Year; Lifetime President Emeritus for serving as President of both the ARRL (American Radio Relay League) from 1972-1982; and later President of QCWA, the Quarter Century Wireless Assoc. from 1989-1994. (It was QCWA's proposal that resulted in today's No Code Technician license;) recognition for 70 years of service to Amateur Radio by QCWA in 2016. We present our final excerpts from a 1993 interview with this long-time Charlottesville, VA. resident by RAIN Report founder, Hap Holly/KC9RP. That does it for Classic RAIN #8, a biweekly production of the Radio Amateur Information Network; copyright from the beginning of ham radio or 1989-2019 RAIN, all rights reserved. We'll be back November 22 with episode #9. Very 73 from the Radio Amateur Information Network; I'm Will Rogers, K5WLR...KEEP ON HAMMING!

The RAIN Report for 10-26-2019

This is CLASSIC RAIN #7 for Oct. 25, 2019. Here's a trivia question for you: Who is the only ham to be awarded lifetime President Emeritus for his presidency of both the American Radio Relay League (ARRL)from 1972-1982; and QCWA, the Quarter Century Wireless Assoc. from 1989-1994? Here's a clue: QCWA recognized this ham for 70 years of service to Amateur Radio in 2016. He's Harry Dannals/W2HD, a long-time resident of Charlottesville, Virginia now in his ...73rd... year as a ham. Incidentally, Harry was a driving force behind the no-code tech license. RAIN's Founder, Hap Holly/KC9RP had a lengthy conversation with Harry in March, 1993 shortly before Harry was awarded the prestigious 1993 Ham of the Year award by the Dayton Amateur Radio Assoc. at the Dayton Hamvention banquet that spring. This week we bring you part 1 of that conversation. We'll bring you more excerpts from Hap's interview with Harry in Classic RAIN #8, the weekend of Nov. 8. Classic RAIN is a biweekly production of the Radio Amateur Information Network; copyright 1989-2019 RAIN, all rights reserved. Very 73 from the Radio Amateur Information Network. K5WLR...KEEP ON HAMMING!

The RAIN Report for 10-12-2019

CLASSICRAIN#6 for 10-11-19: One of the resources Hap Holly/KC9RP drew upon in his early years of producing audio ham radio programming was Bill Pasternak/WA6ITF, co-founder and driving force behind Westlink Radio, known today as the Amateur Radio Newsline. One of Bill's interviews Hap most cherishes was a short interview with former Sen. Berry Goldwater/K7UGA conducted in 1989 by national science reporter and familiar Amateur Radio Newsline voice in the 80s and 90s, Roy Neal/K6DUE. A number of voices that became familiar to our RAIN Report listeners in the 90s were first heard on the BEAR Information Service (BIS) in suburban Chicago in the late 80s. One of those familiar voices was Blair Alper/KA9SEQ, an Iowa ham whose ham roots were as the trustee for the so-called Lid Far 220 repeater in the Chicago suburb of Oak Park before he relocated to Iowa in the 90s. Classic RAIN is a biweekly production of the Radio Amateur Information Network, produced by RAIN Founder, Hap Holly/KC9RP; copyright 1988-2019 RAIN, all rights reserved. We'll be back with episode #7 Oct. 25. KEEP ON HAMMING!

The RAIN Report for 09-28-2019

This is CLASSICRAIN#5: During the 30 years Hap Holly/KC9RP produced the RAIN Report, he encountered hundreds of ham radio commentaries - after all commentaries are like 'butts' everyone has one! Hap shared some of these op-ed pieces with his RAIN listeners over the years-like these three: The first was written and voiced by Jack Schmidling /NR9Q, a net control station in the late 80'S for the Amateur Radio Forum on 3950 kHZ (80 meters). 9:00 PM Central time Thursdays back in the late 80's. Jack gave this guest commentary a unique name: No Code and Ham Radio Moonies. Our second "no nonsense" guest commendary was penned and read by Ron Kritzman/K9ID, Ron did not apply any title to it but it remains one of the classic op-ed pieces Hap shared in the late 80s. Our third and final thoughtful commentary was written and delivered by a ham in the greater Chicago area late in the 80s; Jim Beedle/W9NIN, who was a morning announcer on the Satellite Music network 30 years ago. CLASSICRAIN updates every two weeks on therainreport.com. #6 will be posted Oct. 11. CLASSICRAIN is a biweekly production of the Radio Amateur Information Network; copyright 1988-2019 RAIN, all rights reserved. KEEP ON HAMMING!

The RAIN Report for 09-14-2019

THIS is Classic RAIN #4. For the 30 years Hap Holly/KC9RP produced the RAIN Report, he borrowed liberally from the dozens of forums held each year at the Dayton Hamvention in Dayton, Ohio. Occasionally Hap featured talks from the DARA(Dayton Amateur Radio Association. banquet during the 90's. Held in downtown Dayton Saturday night during the Hamvention each year , several hams were awarded what many called the "Oscars of Amateur Radio" by DARA. Here in our 4th Classic RAIN episode we'll bring you two short presentations from the April 24, 1993 DARA banquet, featuring Dick Janson/WD4FAB, and Robert Adams/WA9ZMO. [1993 14M] We'll be back with more classic RAIN the weekend of Sept. 27. The CLASSICRAIN is copyright 1989-2019 RAIN All rights reserved. You are welcome to air CLASSICRAIN over Amateur Radio in its entirety. Very '73' from the Radio Amateur Information Network; KEEP ON HAMMING!

The RAIN Report for 08-31-2019

This is Classic RAIN 3: ; Here in CLASSICRAIN3 you'll hear a special report that was filed by 220 Notes News Letter Editor, Art Reis/K9XI that will bring back painful memories to our long-time 220 enthusiasts; and we'll hear some tips on good repeater operating practices that are just as valid today as they were when these were voiced 30 years ago. In 1985 a Chicago-area repeater known as the BEAR, (the Broadcast Employees Amateur Repeater) became Chicago's most listened to machine Wednesday nights with it weekly BEAR Information Service, coordinated by Hap Holly/KC9RP. A major contributor to the B-I-S was Art Reis/K9XI, a driving force nationwide in the 220 community. In the 1980s the future of the 220-225 mHZ amateur band was in serious jeopardy. UPS, the United Parcel Service, was seeking a continuous band of frequencies for its untested ACSB (Amplitude Compandered SideBand technology. In the spring of 1989 Art wrote and voice a piece about the related Congreshional hearing on the FCC in docket 8714, tthat would eventually reallocate 220-222 mHZ from the U.S. 220 band for what eventually would become abandoned spectrum by UPS. [1989 12M] next some tips on good repeater etiquette written and voiced by Nina Molina/KA9WJZ. They're just as valid today as they were when she voiced them 30 years ago. [1989 3M] The CLASSICRAIN episodes are updated biweekly on therainreport.com; and can be transmitted over Amateur Radio in their entirety. CLASSICRAIN is copyright 1989-2019 RAIN, all rights reserved. Once these episodes are uploaded to TheRainReport.com, They'll remain on the opening screen until the next upload, scheduled for Sept. 13. KEEP ON HAMMING! .

The RAIN Report for 08-17-2019

This is Classic RAIN, hosted by Will Rogers/K5WLR. Once these episodes are uploaded to the Classic RAIN archive on therainreport.com. They'll remain on the opening screen until the next upload, scheduled for Labor day weekend. Here in CLASSICRAIN2 we're going to travel back to Feb., 1989, a time when the so-called WARC bands (30, 17 and 12 meters) were on the verge of becoming new HF spectrum to the U.S. Amateur Radio Service. If you were licensed then, you may recall your anticipation of operating 17 meters in its infancy. One Canadian who remembers was Bob Billings/VE1YX from Bridgewater, Nova Scotia. RAIN's Founder, Hap Holly/KC9RP, spoke with Bob in 1988, 30 years ago when the FCC. allocated 17 meter spectrum to the U.S. Amateur Radio Service January 31, 1989. [1988 10M] The CLASSICRAIN episodes are updated biweekly on therainreport.com; and may be transmitted on Amateur Radio. We'll return Labor day weekend with CLASSICRAIN3. KEEP ONHAMMING!

The RAIN Report for 08-02-2019

This is Classic RAIN, archives from the RAIN Report that were never posted. Once these Classic episodes are uploaded to therainreport.com like this one, they'll remain on the opening screen until the next upload. So the Classic RAIN *CR* archive will have its own, separate archive. Here in CL1 we're going to take you back 30 years to 1989. Controversy raged then as it does today as to what needs to be done to keep the U.S. Amateur Radio Service viable. See what your thoughts are when you hear these two opposing commentaries from February, 1989. The first was "The Other Side of the Story", voiced by David Miller/NZ9E, a familiar voice on the RAIN Report during the 90s. Following Dave's commentary is an opposing op-ed piece filed just days later voiced by Mark Thompson/WB9QZB. Mark was the Founder of the Northern IL. Packet Council over 40 years ago. Mark's "Bytes From QBB" commentaries were heard regularly on the RAIN Report during the 90s. {13M} We'll be back in two weeks with CR2. here on RAIN, the RAIN Radio Amateur Information Network.