During the Katrina Special Event Operation, Senator and Mrs.
Roger Wicker visited K5A operating from the Jackson County ARC Emergency Communications Trailer in Vancleave. Senator Wicker recently introduced S.1685 "The Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2015" which could lead to reasonable accommodation for antenna installations while still preserving the decision-making authority of Home Owners Associations over the community's aesthetic interests. In the photo Senator Wicker makes a SSB QSO elmered by KA5DON in the foreground. Mrs. Wicker followed the Senator in making a QSO from K5A. (photo provided by N2PKW).