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September 15, 2016, 04:28:48 AM
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http://www.arrl.org/news/amateur-radio-parity-act-passes-in-the-us-house-of-representatives


09/14/2016
“The bill is passed without objection.” With those words, Amateur Radio history was made on September 12, when the US House of Representatives approved the Amateur Radio Parity Act, H.R. 1301 on a voice vote under a suspension of the rules. The focus of the campaign to enact the legislation into law now shifts to the US Senate. The House victory culminated many years of effort on ARRL’s part to gain legislation that would enable radio amateurs living in deed-restricted communities to erect antennas that support Amateur Radio communication. The measure calls on the FCC to amend its Part 97 rules “to prohibit the application to amateur stations of certain private land-use restrictions, and for other purposes.” While similar bills in past years gained some traction on Capitol Hill, it was not until the overwhelming grassroots support from the Amateur Radio community for H.R. 1301 shepherded by ARRL that a bill made it this far. The legislation faces significant obstacles to passage in the US Senate, however.

“This is huge step in our effort to enact legislation that will allow radio amateurs who live in deed-restricted communities the ability to construct an effective outdoor antenna,” ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR, said. “Thanks to everyone for their help in this effort thus far. Now we must turn our full attention to getting the bill passed in the Senate.”

September 15, 2016, 08:32:27 AM
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Re: Amateur Radio Parity Act Passes in the US House of Representatives!
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2016, 08:32:27 AM »
Thanks for that interesting and informative post Ron.  Passage of the bill would be a huge boost to ham radio.

September 16, 2016, 07:13:33 AM
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« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2016, 07:13:33 AM »
  Ron, there is a place with the arrl u can go and fill out and they will send a email in ur name to our two senators -- nelson and rubio == in support of the bill !! ;)

September 16, 2016, 10:33:23 AM
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« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2016, 10:33:23 AM »
Indeed they do Jon, and here's the link

https://arrl.rallycongress.net/ctas/urge-senate-to-support-amateur-radio-parity-act

Just put your zip code in and click submit.  Takes less than a minute.